Three Boston Bros Create A ‘Tinder For Food’ Which Is Perfect If You’re A Fatass Like Me And Prefer Eating > Dating
We’re reaching the point where there’s a Tinder for pretty much everything. There’s a Tinder for Jobs. There’s a Tinder for elitist Ivy League pricks. There’s a Tinder for finding apartments. There’s a Tinder for dogs. Tinder for beards. A Tinder for people with STDs. A Tinder for… well, food. Fucking food. Because everyone’s gotta eat, right?
Three Boston-based College of Charleston alums created what is being touted as “Tinder for Food.” It’s called “Tender” (…like meat! Get it!) and it’s “geared toward young people who want to eat out less and cook more,” as Thrillist puts it. Apparently it’s an app for swiping and saving recipes, which sounds like something YOUR MOM would do on a Saturday night with a glass of rosé. But it’s perfect for people who prefer relationships with food over relationships with other human beings. Like my passionate relationship to pizza and tacos drenched in Cholula. Like these people:
in relationship with pizza
— kaguya(s) (@YasLaBase) July 17, 2015
Everyone’s coupled off and I’m just like fighting my relationship with pizza
— Beth Flynn (@Flynnaaay) July 18, 2015
Relationship status: In love with pizza and dying for chocolate ❤💕
— Shah Zadiee (@DeBanditQueen) July 21, 2015
Those right swipes get saved in a personal “cookbook” part of the app. Basically, the app is a recipe book with the swiping functionality of Tinder. The founders explained their concept in a Boston.com profile:
“As a twenty-something, we are all constantly combating the impulse to just eat-out or pick something up,” Homan told Boston.com. “But Tender gets you psyched about the prospect of making food, and it makes it easy to do so.”
The app provides users not just with an endless scroll of the Internet’s food porn, but also their corresponding recipes.
If users are interested in the pictured dish, drink, or dessert, they swipe right and save the recipe to their “Cookbook” where they can access the recipe and its original link. If they aren’t interested, they can swipe left to discard the recipe and scroll on to the next one.
Homan also says they hope to add an undo button for those who mistakenly swiped left on a recipe they actually liked.
Eventually they will include filters for breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, as well as allergies and meal type—such as crockpot, grill, or casserole. Other possible improvements include adding nutritional information for recipes and a way to add recipe ingredients to a digital grocery list.
Swipe on, Bros. And then eat your hearts out.