Has Tinder gone one swipe too far with its latest feature?

Has Tinder gone one swipe too far with its latest feature?

The world’s most famous “dating” app has recently thrown a spanner in the works with the introduction of a new feature, that just about epitomizes how much online dating has evolved in recent years.

What started off as a normal dating app (albeit its fairly groundbreaking and ruthless swiping functionality), Tinder is now seen as more of a “hook up” or “brief encounter” app, and this latest function certainly doesn’t do anything to tarnish its global reputation.

So what are we talking about?

Well, we’re talking about a new “group dates” feature that the company is currently testing. Yes, although they may be making a smashing attempt to make this feature appear innocent, you need little imagination to work out what’s probably lying at the very heart of their intentions.

But wait – there’s more. This particular feature requires you to invite your Facebook friends along to these “group meetings”, so if it was discretion you were looking for – you can just forget that right now.

While the company insists that this new feature is really just to take “an average night out with your friends to the next level” – whatever that means – they’re certainly being ambiguous with their marketing ploys.


If the Facebook privacy is something that worries you, you can opt out of the test feature quite easily within the app’s Settings.

The company is currently testing this in Australia, but it is presumed to be launched on a global scale shortly.

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