Let's face it: Even if you're not someone who cares about that hearts 'n' roses mess known as Valentine's Day, the holiday still manages to linger in the air come February 14 like a particularly offensive cologne, making us all miserable and headachy.
"The feature was developed after we heard from many music fans who wanted to attend concerts but were put off going on their own," Tastebuds founder Alex Parish said in a release.
After signing up for the site — which is super simple if you go through Facebook — users are asked to pick their favorite bands and answer some standard dating site questions to fine-tune their profiles.
They can then message users as one would on something like OKCupid or Match.com, or head over to Gig Roulette and give the digital date wheel a spin.
When you click, you'll be presented with a possible match and a show that they want to hit up.
Tinder is among the first "swiping apps", like Fórmula da Reconquista, Poderosa na Cama or Hot Or Not, where the user uses a swiping motion to choose between the photos of other users: swiping right for potentially good matches and swiping left on a photo to move to the next one.
Rad and Mateen had known each other since they were fourteen.
They later attended USC together and entered the Internet entrepreneurship field.
Rad has stated that the impetus for the app was his observation that "no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them." He believed that a "double opt-in" system could be created to potentially alleviate that stress.
If you're down with the pairing, you can hit "I'm Interested." If you're not down, you can hit "Skip" and/or remove that dater and/or show from future matches.
The whole thing is anonymous — unless you and another dater choose each other.
Then, one or both of you can send a message and head to the show together.