The 22-year-old Mac Ewan University journalism student had used the app for a couple of unsuccessful dates, and decided love and science demanded she and her gal pals try again.Wiart wasn’t particularly choosy in searching for lab rats in the Edmonton area. The men who swiped back were given a single question; no hellos, no attempts to get through the entire list, no attempts to induce love.Here are some of the apps: — Tinder: Instead of involved profiles, Tinder uses Facebook profiles to find matches through mutual friends, via common interests and by close proximity.Launched in 2012, the app is owned by the tech giant IAC, the same company behind several matchmaking websites, including and Ok Cupid, both of which have their own popular apps.” — before progressing to the deeply revealing, like Question 35: “Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? ” After Nikki Wiart flagged the viral Times article on Facebook, her friends joked about duplicating Aron’s experiment on Tinder.The ultra-popular matchmaking app, which allows viewers to anonymously swipe (like) or tap (reject) photos of potential mates, isn’t exactly known for excruciatingly personal disclosure.Goofy or dirty replies came back, but so did sweet and serious moments.
“Social media is not going away.” University student Nikki Wiart and her friends tried taking American psychologist Arthur Aron’s 36 questions for creating closeness onto Tinder.
— e Harmony: An extension of the matchmaking website, e Harmony relies on a standard questionnaire to find matches likely to create long-term relationships. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.
The app includes a feature allowing users to record dates and experiences. When I was 9, my brother and I passed Mario Bros on NES in only five hours. A: I have zero intention on staying in Edmonton after I’m through with school.
Answering that question, respondents spoke about their mother-son relationships, embarrassing moments and hunches about death.
At least one subject had also read about Aron’s experiment.
[Topher Seguin/Edmonton Journal ]“I was expecting a lot more dirty responses, sexist responses,” says Wiart, who posted answers and retorts on a blog.