Port Of Entry Podcast: How Apps Like Tinder Are Breaking Down the US-Mexico Border Wall With Love
Lots of dating apps like Tinder use proximity to match people. Here at the U.S.-Mexico border, that means people sometimes get matched with someone who lives on the other side of the wall.
The dating app has been making cross-border matches between San Diegans and Tijuanenses for years.
In a new episode of KPBS’ border podcast “Port of Entry,” we tell the stories of two binational couples. One San Diego man and Tijuana woman who met through Tinder and are now living together in Mexico where they’re building their new lives together. And another Los Angeles woman and Mexico City man who met through Uber and are still struggling to find their “happily ever after” because of immigration issues.