You can now get your family’s approval on Tinder

You can now get your family’s approval on Tinder

Date: October 26, 2023

Tinder recently rolled out a new feature called ‘Matchmaker’ that lets users’ friends and family to approve the matches.

If you or your friends have been using Tinder to find the ideal partner online, then you might have also handed over its responsibility to a trusted one. It is a common phenomenon to hand over your phone to your friends or family to swipe on the profiles on your behalf. But now, Tinder has officially launched a feature that allows users’ friends and family to do the same task on their own phones.

For years, singles have asked their friends to help find their next match on Tinder, and now we are making that so easy with Matchmaker. It brings your circle of trust into your dating journey and helps you see the possibilities you might be overlooking from the perspective of those closest to you.

- Melissa Hobley, Chief Marketing Officer, Tinder

The new feature has been launched in 15 countries so far, including India, UK, and the USA. The feature will become available for more countries soon.

What's In It?

With Matchmaker, you can send a potential match’s profile with up to 15 friends and family members to scrutinize. They get 24 hours to share their feedback, rejection, or approval. The members can access these profiles and make necessary recommendations without having a Tinder account or app on their phones.

Is There A Disadvantage?

In terms of security, experts have raised a concern regarding the privacy protection of users on the app. Firstly, spreading the personal details supposed to be available only to official Tinder users makes their data externally shareable without monitoring. Secondly, the users who access these profiles can spread them unofficially without any tracking, namely, by taking screenshots.

If Tinder has planned a new feature, it must have updated its privacy policy which is already one of the most secure in the world. Considering how Tinder users can simply hand over their phone without anyone noticing, can get them judged or swiped on their behalf, and see all the personal details, the Mitigate might be an effective tool to mitigate this behavior.

Arpit Dubey

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Arpit is a dreamer, wanderer, and a tech nerd who loves to jot down tech musings and updates. With a logician mind, he is always chasing sunrises and tech advancements while secretly preparing for the robot uprising.

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