Tinder is letting users to chat before they match for the first time.
Hot Takes, a new game on Tinder, connects potential spouses in a speed dating-style game that is now available every day from 6 p.m. to midnight local time.
Users will first be presented with a series of multiple-choice questions, such as “Which of these is the most pretentious?” Bragging about not having TikTok, natural wine, claiming to have discovered something first, or Oxford comma enthusiasts.”
Tinder will then place them in a conversation with another user who has provided comparable responses.
After that, the possible spouses can converse before deciding whether to give each other a “Like” if they want to match with each other or a “Nope.” Users will, however, have only 30 seconds to make a first impression because they will only have 30 seconds to make their decision.
Tinder is also adding a new area called Explore, which enables other opportunities to meet people for those of us who like a more leisurely pace of courting.
The tab, which will be available later this summer, will allow users to look for matches who share similar interests. Other Tinder features, such as Festival Mode, which is designed to connect people attending the same festival, will also be available.
If you don’t have an adorable pet, a luxurious vacation, or a pristine physique to flaunt in your profile, Explore and Hot Takes can be the next best thing. If your personality is lacking, you might be better off showcasing your physical prowess in another new Tinder feature: profile videos.
Users can now add up to nine clips to their accounts, which they can cut, crop, and preview before they submit.
Tinder said the new feature would be especially appealing to Gen Z, which accounts for more than half of the app’s global users:
Video gives Gen Z a new way to tell their authentic stories and represents the evolution of Tinder into a multi-dimensional experience that mirrors what dating looks like in 2021.
As the pandemic increased remote work, study, and socializing tendencies, it also fueled the desire to cultivate new relationships more extensively online before committing to connecting face to face.
Tinder’s strategy of focusing on younger consumers has a lot of merit. It made sense for Tinder to focus on a different age range after parent firm Match fully bought Hinge, a dating app with an older user base. The new features, on the other hand, may make online dating a little less shallow.
Tinder earns money from subscriptions that provide users access to more features than the free version of the app. There are 190 countries where the app is available.
The dating app’s signature concept of swiping right on a screen to show interest in someone’s profile and left to dismiss them is well-known.
According to a recent research on wedding website The Knot, Tinder has surpassed Match as the #1 dating site for marriage, despite its image as an app for casual sexual encounters since its introduction in 2012.