“I like everyone to meet each other and be friends and stuff,” he explains.
“There’s this huge group of younger people that are involved in these things,” says Ryan – an observation that seemed borne out of a monthly event called “Poly Cocktails,” held at an upstairs bar on the Lower East Side a few weeks later, in which one would have been hard-pressed to realize that this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill mixer (a guy who’d wandered in accidentally must have eventually figured it out; he was later seen by the bar grinning widely as he chatted up two women).
Today the company launched a web version of its app, called Tinder Online, which was conceived for users in developing markets who have limited storage on their phones. Instead of swiping, users can either drag a prospective match’s card to the right or left.
You can watch a demo here: To access Tinder Online, visit
"But the other side of me was concerned about what this means in terms of intimacy and how the dynamics would work." When Leah and Ryan met at a wedding four years ago, they didn’t expect to develop this type of arrangement.
Neither of them had had an open relationship before, though it was something that Leah had contemplated.