The app that started it all is now dipping their toes into the pool of group dating. Yes, Tinder will be unveiling a new group dating option called Tinder Social. Testing is set to begin in Australia, and although I have been on group dates before and Tinder is basically carbon copying popular apps like Grouper, I don’t hate this move. I think in recent months Tinder has fallen significantly behind with the rise of Bumble, Hinge, and even JSwipe.
I made a JSwipe account a few weeks ago. I’m in the “Willing to Convert” section. But if Tinder expects to stick around while other dating apps flourish, they need to mix it up a little bit with moves like this one. Maybe they’re trying to clean up their image. As it stands, Tinder, which was at one time a very reliable way to get a date, is now a cesspool full of bots, underage juveniles, and actual sex workers. I know myself and all of my friends pretty much exclusively use Bumble at the moment.
The “group mode” that one will be able to select allows you to swipe through groups of girls or guys and then delve even deeper if you want to look at individual photos. You can then enter into a group chat if you and your friends see some people that catch your eye. I went a group date like five or six months ago and told one of the girls I was a hedge fund manager. A disaster? Absolutely. Entertaining? Yeah, very much so. Tinder hasn’t released information on a global rollout for the group setting but expect to see it in the coming months as the weather gets warmer. It might just be time to re-download Tinder. I know all you have on your phone right now is Bumble or Hinge. .
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