Tinder Designed The ‘Swipe’ Mechanism After A Psychological Experiment That Turned Pigeons Into Obsessive Gamblers

In the HBO documentary Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age, Badeen basically said we’re all pigeons.

‘Skinner essentially turned pigeons into gamblers.

When he pecks and gets food – he gets bored, so he peck-peck-pecks, he doesn’t know when he’s gonna get the food. He might get it, he might not.

That’s the whole swiping mechanism.

You swipe, you might get a match, you might not.

And then you’re just like excited to play the game.’

Quick question though, Mr. Badeen: do the pigeons spend all their disposable income buying another pigeon it has no chemistry with dinner and never talking to them again? If that’s the case, consider me a pigeon. Watch your food at the beach bitches.

[h/t Daily Mail]

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