"There are people who it isn't working for," she said.
So she tested it in a segment called Tinder Tapout for her late night Comedy Central show, "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser," which ran for 20 episodes last year.
She and her team created fake profiles of good-looking women, then struck up conversations with real-life men.
In another, she told a marine she had PTSD, "Party Till Severely Dumber." He responded, "What's your favorite color?
" "People went further than you would ever think," Glaser said.
A few years ago, that might have been considered creepy. We may reach a point where tech helps us more easily find people in our daily lives, Ellison said, and not just find someone to meet up with later.
Imagine, for example, an app that points out a fellow Game of Thrones fan at a party, so you can more easily strike up a conversation.
Her theory is that the men had so many conversations going that her character was "another fish in the sea to them." WARNING: VIDEO IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK Tinder isn't unique, it's just one of the most well-known.
Other apps, such as Grindr, used by the gay community, and Bumble, in which women make the first move, have joined staples like Ok Cupid, and e Harmony as go-to dating services on the web.
One idea she's considering is taking over the management of a person's online profile, and then helping select dates among the swipes and winks that pile up.
"People are really bad at choosing by themselves," she said.
The term "cybersex," which used to mean people describing sexual experiences to each other over chat, has morphed into "sexting" -- and it's a far more accepted part of life.