Tinder is destroying the millennial generation’s ability to have genuine romantic relationships, or at least Vanity Fair magazine thinks so, and now it’s also apparently killing off Australia’s live music scene.

That’s a theory offered by one Melbourne music promoter, at least. On the Facebook page of downtown Melbourne venue Cherry Bar, the owner, James Young, recounted a recent conversation he’d had with the unnamed promoter.

The man laid the blame for the demise of many of Melbourne’s live music venues and bars squarely at the feet of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr. While the young ‘uns used to trawl pubs and clubs looking for partners, they now simply unlock their phones and start swiping. Read more…

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Club promoters are blaming Tinder for the death of the live music scene