June 24, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

University Bans Tinder App

Like United Arab Emirates, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has banned students from using Tinder and similar apps.

Like United Arab Emirates, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has banned students from using Tinder and similar apps.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has banned Tinder on campus. Tinder, and any other app or program that involves connecting with a stranger, for that matter. Meanwhile, University of Arizona students published guidelines for getting the most of out of Tinder, lol. And in 2016, Tinder added restrictions for Tinder users who now must be over 18 years old.

The University is under fire from student groups for more than one odd or archaic policy. The published Sexual Harassment policies weirdly highlight specific behaviors and actions that are prohibited, in the old semi-salacious ways our grandpas used to speak about sex or unmentionable “naughty bits”.

Something is clearly wrong over at UWM, and students want you to know.

The Computer/Network Use policy that bans Tinder is a actually a complete ban on using the campus networks to communicate with anyone that is not already known, meaning “no talking to strangers”:

You may not write, talk or send mail to anyone you do not know or have a legitimate reason to contact. Asking someone if they want to chat is not a legitimate reason to contact someone you don’t already know.

The only other Nation-State to ban Tinder is the UAE (United Arab Emirates), where all dating apps are illegal. As far as we can tell, dating has not been competely outlawed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, only first dates are banned, and only if the date is made via the Internet, using University networks.

Campus Reform broke the story, which also details absurd “sexual harassment” rules imposed on students.

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