About the Film

Teaser

OKAY, SO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED?

Ambivalence Studios asked In our world of swipes and likes, where does romance stand? We assembled a diverse group of six young people (ages 18-20) to participate in an observational study.  The study asked them to report all activity on Tinder + other dating apps, report their screen time using a screen tracking app (Moment), and report happiness data using a happiness tracking app (TrackYourHappiness).  The objective of the study was to learn what it was like utilizing apps to date and meet new people.

Meet the sheep

These six individuals allowed the production team at Ambivalence Studios to follow them around for 30 days and allow us to tell their stories.  Their stories will speak for our entire era and generation.

Trent, 18

Trent, 18

Cedar Rapids, IA

Bio

After a rough year, Trent is looking to end high school on a high.  Trent has used Tinder before, but feels like he has changed since then.  While he’s recovering from rock bottom and discovering himself, Trent is ready for change.  Although, he’s not quite sure returning to Tinder is the best change.

Addison, 19

Addison, 19

Iowa City, IA

Bio

Addison is sophomore in college who is ready to take some time for himself, rather than just focusing on school. He’s new to the world of dating apps. Although he’s excited to explore Tinder, he is still struggling to identify and cope with his feelings for one of his best friends.

Lily, 19

Lily, 19

Cedar Rapids, IA

Bio

Lily is at a community college and has been told her entire life to work harder. She is always working, whether it’s at either of her two jobs or at school.  She’s not entirely happy with life right now, but she’s working on learning to love herself.  She’s been on Tinder for a while, and is trying to understand how it makes her feel.

Amanda, 18

Amanda, 18

Cedar Rapids, IA

Bio

Amanda is currently in a rough patch after failing her senior year of high school, having to move out of her house, and other traumatic events. She’s had Tinder ever since she turned 18, and has been using it extensively ever since. Despite how crazy hectic her life is right now working two serving jobs and getting her GED, Tinder and other dating apps still plays a large role in it.

Megan, 20

Megan, 20

Iowa City, IA

Bio

Megan is a junior in college and is realizing that she is being held back by toxicity in her day-to-day.  As she learns to let go, she is realizing that she doesn’t need toxic people holding her back.  She’s hoping to take dating and relationships more seriously as she moves past her problems and moves forward in the world.

Jada, 19

Jada, 19

Cedar Rapids, IA

Bio

Jada is a college student who is searching for a relationship. She initially joined Tinder as a joke a few months ago, but found herself actually using Tinder.  As she is realizing and understanding everything that has happened over the last few months, Jada is starting to identify what she’ll make of her youth.

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