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Engineer proves he's the best at Tinder

One brave man has decided that the best way for him to meet new women is to make a battery-operated robot that will use Tinder for him, and - you guessed it - swipe to the right, until the end of time.

Java developer James Befurt created a computer program that operates a crude contraption composed of a stylus, a small piston and some type of microcontroller.

Tinder is a matchmaking mobile app that links to a user's Facebook profile, using photos and basic personal information. After a user registers and gives his or her age, gender and location to Tinder, the app finds people of opposite gender in the vicinity. Swiping the picture to the left means "no", while swiping to the right essentially means "yes, we can meet up".

The other user must then also swipe to the right for the two to be able to talk to each other.

By building a machine that constantly swipes to the right, Mr. Befurt is maximising his chances of meeting potential partners over Tinder.

This isn’t the first time a user has tried to hack the app, writes Business Insider.

Back in September, one man built a Google Chrome extension that transforms Tinder into a desktop interface to more easily swipe though and like or dislike matches.

For a computer programmer, I can’t help but wonder whether it would have just been easier for him to create a right-swiping program, rather than a machine?

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.