The events were put on by the members-only extension, Tinder Select, a commoner-free upgrade of the app filled House DJs, Red Bull brand ambassadors, ASOS models and similar fun-lovin coolsters. They were hosted at the rental home of Michael Hirstenstein which sits cooly on 5,000-square-feet of land and overlooks the ocean.
The Cut reports that the first noise complaint ended with police called to the $135,000 a month residence. "Officers found that the party was over capacity and Tinder didn't have a required events permit. Organizers had installed a skateboard ramp, a DJ and a garden tepee for those tender Tinder moments."
Instead of calling it a day Tinder submitted a permit request for a party the following week, then according to a government official, "crossed that out on the form and requested a wedding permit instead." After having their permit unsurprisingly rejected they unsurprisingly went ahead, because nobody stops a party packed to the rafters with CEbrOs.
Page Six reports that an East Hampton town attorney told them police and fire marshals were called, and the dating app was ticketed for lack of permits and noise violations.
Did they get event-planning tips from those Fyre Festival folk?
House owner Hirtenstein commented that, "They rented the house for July and told me they were having small private events. When I heard neighbors complained and the police were up there, I sent [Tinder] a text saying, 'Get out of my house,' and they were like, 'We already did.'"
Perhaps it was all a marketing stunt to reassure users that their catalogue of misshaped genitals is indeed still relevant and down with the kidz.
Then again judging by the fact Tinder's Marketing Director Joshua Metz has been landed with a $20,000 fine and Tinder banned from hosting events in the Hamptons, perhaps not.