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Tinder’s latest feature helps users find dates for in-person weddings

Tinder’s latest feature helps users find dates for in-person weddings

If taking a total stranger as your plus one to a wedding doesn't sound like a bad idea to you, Tinder is back with a new feature that'll make the entire process easier. The company has announced a feature called Plus One that, as you'd expect, lets users alert others that they're looking for a date to take to a wedding.

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Tinder and Lyft team to simplify transportation to and from dates

Tinder and Lyft team to simplify transportation to and from dates

Ridesharing service Lyft has teamed with Tinder to offer a new feature for those hoping to go out on dates again. For those times you match with someone who doesn't have a car of their own, you can now use Lyft to send that Tinder user a ride credit to the place where you'll meet up. This avoids the potential risk and hassle of picking a date up in person.

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Tinder is getting its own virtual currency for users desperate to match

Tinder is getting its own virtual currency for users desperate to match

Dating app Tinder will soon roll out its own virtual in-app currency for users who want to increase their chances of matching with someone. The currency was first tested with a small number of users but will soon be available for anyone on the platform to earn...or to buy with real money if they've run out earlier than expected.

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Tinder’s ID verification feature will soon target catfishing globally

Tinder’s ID verification feature will soon target catfishing globally

Tired of getting catfished on Tinder? Starting later this year, you'll be able to focus on profiles with verified IDs regardless of your location, making it easier to filter out the people who may not be who they claim to be. Following its availability in Japan, Tinder has announced that its ID Verification feature will soon roll out to all of its users around the world.

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Tinder just made it much easier to avoid awkward matches

Tinder just made it much easier to avoid awkward matches

Tinder anticipates a surge in users this summer as many people return to the dating world after a year of lockdowns and social distancing. Just in time for this return to normal is a new feature designed to reduce your odds of an awkward, unwanted match with an old fling. As well, the new feature removes your odds of coming across a coworker, family member, or acquaintances in the app.

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Tinder is giving away COVID-19 tests, but you probably can’t get one

Tinder is giving away COVID-19 tests, but you probably can’t get one

Tinder has announced that it teamed up with EverlyWell to give free COVID-19 home tests to users in the United States, offering a bit of reassurance for those who want to go on in-person dates. Despite the new offering, you probably won't be able to get a pair of the kits -- Tinder only has 1,000 total kits up for grabs.

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Tinder is getting a background check tool: What this means for you

Tinder is getting a background check tool: What this means for you

Tinder users will soon be able to run a fairly basic background check on potential future dates, Match Group has revealed, enabling users to avoid people who have a history of violence. The background check feature will be provided by Garbo, which will only make certain details available; users won't, for example, be able to see information about traffic history and drug-related matters.

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Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Like pretty much everything that requires meeting in person, dating has been forced to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tinder today is rolling out a new feature that will allow matches to talk face to face without having to meet in person. Unsurprisingly dubbed "Face to Face" this is essentially Tinder's take on video calling with a little extra focus on security so everyone involved can be a little more comfortable video chatting with their matches for the first time.

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Tinder’s newest feature is made for dating during a pandemic

Tinder’s newest feature is made for dating during a pandemic

Swipe-based dating app Tinder has announced plans to release a new feature that's designed specifically for making connections during a pandemic. The new feature was revealed by parent company Match Group as part of its Q1 2020 financial details; the company cited social distancing and a willingness to virtually date as the reasons for the new feature.

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Tinder rolls out blue checkmarks as a way to deal with catfishing

Tinder rolls out blue checkmarks as a way to deal with catfishing

Catfishing, the activity that involves pretending to be someone other than yourself on the Internet, is a big problem on dating apps. Many users have found themselves led on by and otherwise tricked into meeting up with a stranger who wasn't the person they were expecting, leading to, in the best-case scenario, a huge waste of everyone's time. Here to help solve that problem are blue checkmarks on Tinder.

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Tinder snub of Google Play in-app payments could have a domino effect

Tinder snub of Google Play in-app payments could have a domino effect

Near the end of 2018, Epic Games made a lot of noise that criticized Valve's and Google's, but not Apple's, practice of taking a large chunk out of both direct app sales as well as in-app purchases or IAPs. This isn't really news, however, as the 30/70 revenue cut has long been in place and only now being questioned. Some apps and services have taken matters into their own hand and Tinder might be the straw that breaks the Google Play Store camel's back.

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Tinder Loops give you 2 seconds to show yourself worthy of love

Tinder Loops give you 2 seconds to show yourself worthy of love

If still images can't quite capture your dating majesty, great news: Tinder has gone live with video loop in its app. The new Tinder Loops feature was announced back in April, giving users the opportunity to add a GIF-like animated clip to their profile in the hope of making it more attention-grabbing.

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