There’s finally a Tinder-like app that all of us can enjoy without being sexually harassed or led onto awkward first dates, and that’s because its focus is all about food. Similar to the swipe left or right feature on Tinder, “Tender” allows you to swipe recipes side to side according to your tastes, People Magazine reports.
The new app was created by three friends from Boston, Jordan Homan, Necco Ceresani, and David Blumenfield, who met in college and all shared a passion for cooking. “As a twenty-something, we are all constantly combating the impulse to just eat-out or pick something up. But Tender gets you psyched about the prospect of making food, and it makes it easy to do so,” the three men told Boston.com in an interview.
The free app is simple to use. When you swipe right, recipes are saved to your “Cookbook” so you can return to it later when you’re in the mood to whip something up. If you’re on the fence about a recipe, you can tap the picture to learn more about the ingredients and directions for cooking before you make a full commitment. And fear not, if you accidentally swipe left on a recipe that already has your mouth watering, the app is working on creating an “undo feature,” EliteDaily confirms.
Not that we need any more convincing that Tender is amazing, but the app also has a filter system so that it can weed out any undesirables. It’s able to be customized according to personal preference and the type of food your looking for (dessert, chicken, vegetarian, drinks, etc.) so that your results are more targeted towards your likes. Plans to expand the filters to breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes are also in the works for the future.
With food porn and online dating being such huge lifestyle trends in this day and age, it’s no surprise that Tender would take off in popularity so quickly. So, will you be swiping for love or for food this weekend? I know I’ll be swiping for both!
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