Company of interest: Mamba

The second-most popular dating app in Russia is Moscow-based Mamba, which stands to benefit from Tinder’s exit.


“Speaking about the inflow of registrations, we now have about 30,000 people signing up per day but I think that figure may reach 45,000-50,000 as Tinder pulls out,” Mamba CEO Andrey Bronetsky told Russian news agency TASS.

One more thing: Tinder served as an information tunnel between Ukraine and Russia

Dating apps like Tinder became unlikely hubs for information sharing after the invasion.


Ukrainians would set their location to Russia and reach out to Russian citizens to share first-hand accounts of their experiences to counter the Kremlin’s propaganda. Some would message people and engage in conversation. Others would add written details and photos of ruins and wreckages to their bios and profiles. The dating apps become a digital bridge of communication in the absence of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Some more sophisticated users could even triangulate data about the whereabouts of Russian soldiers via these apps.


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