May 23, 2013
Tinder, the hot dating app for iPhone, has launched a new matchmaking feature. Version 2.1 allows users to create a match between any two of their Facebook friends. The update also includes other new features. First launched in December, Tinder finds who likes you nearby, and connects you with them if you’re interested. It does so through a “like or pass” system that is both simple to use, and anonymous. With Tinder 2.1, you become the matchmaker for your Facebook friends. If they both like each other, Tinder allows them to chat. If one person says “pass,” life moves on. Other new features include:
It will be interesting to see how folks react to Tinder's matchmaking tool. My advice to anyone thinking of using the new feature: let both of your friends know what you're up to. Otherwise, you might be setting yourself up for one, probably two, awkward moments. Ready to find your match, or someone else's? Download Tinder in the App Store.
- Age Filter: You can now choose the age range of the people you want to see on Tinder (finally!).
- Faster Chat: No more waiting for that message to load... Chat has been vastly improved to load/send messages faster than you can say the word "chat".
- Major bug fixes: We fixed a bunch of issues some of you were experiencing.
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