Tinder is down and people are panicking

Dating app Tinder is down and within 10 minutes, the internet was having a full-scale meltdown.

The service, which allows users to 'swipe left' or 'swipe right' on other profiles depending on whether they like what they see, stopped letting people log in on Wednesday morning.

Anyone already logged in appears to have been logged out.

Within minutes more than 1000 people had registered what appears to be a global issue on Down Detector, a website which logs tech issues with companies.

On Twitter, panicked users sent out distress signals, in a flurry of capital letters and crying emojis.

"Guess I'm not getting a girlfriend," one person said.

"I was talking to this really nice man named Mike... like does Tinder not want me to find love?" another asked.

"It kept having me try to relog in I'm like CAN YOU JUST WORK… LIKE PLS."

One person just could not even.

"SOS IS ANYONE ELSES TINDER NOT WORKING OR?"

"I HAD SUCH A GOOD THING GOING," one said.

One woman came to the heartbreaking realisation she might "die alone".

There's no word from the app yet on what has happened, or when people can continue their search for love.

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