Tinder lets family and friends suggest potential partners | Science and technology news



Tinder now lets users’ family members suggest potential partners on the dating app.

The company’s new feature, Matchmaker, allows users to share their potential matches with up to 15 friends or relatives in a 24-hour period.

These people can then view profiles and suggest possible matches even without a Tinder account.

However, they cannot send messages to potential partners on the user’s behalf.

When the Matchmaker session ends, Tinder users have the opportunity to review the profiles their matchmakers recommended and then make a final decision.

The new feature will be rolled out in the UK and a number of other countries in the coming months.

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The dating app said the feature was based on a common use of the platform, where Tinder users hand over their phone to a friend to match them and bring it directly onto the platform.

“For years, singles have asked their friends to help them find their next match on Tinder, and now we’re making it so easy with Tinder Matchmaker,” said Melissa Hobley, Tinder’s chief marketing officer.

“Tinder Matchmaker brings your circle of trust into your dating journey and helps you see the opportunities you might be overlooking from the perspective of those closest to you.”


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