The dating app giant, Tinder is now adding a new Blind Date feature that changes up the dating app’s normal left or right swipe: this time, users have to chat with other users before you can see what they look like. Blind Date feature is the most recent addition to Tinder’s Fast Chat lineup that includes other in-app experiences like Hot Takes and Swipe Night. With the feature, users will be paired based on what they have in common, answer prompts, and play games.
Tinder’s New Blind Date Feature Matches Couples Based on Their Personality
If both users choose to match, they will be able to finally see each other’s pictures. Within the feature, Tinder users answer timed questions / prompts such as “It’s OK to wear a shirt ___ times without washing it” or “I put ketchup on _______.” If you aren’t impressed by their response, you can choose to pair with someone else. Developed to be “low-pressure,” Tinder says the app “reflects the modern dating habits of Gen Z… and also taps into their ’90s nostalgia.”
The New Tinder Feature Matched 40% More Matches
Furthermore, Tinder declares that during the Blind Date feature’s early testing phase, users made 40 percent more matches compared to its other Fast Chat features that comprise profiles and images, promoting a user’s chance of meeting someone they would overlook elsewhere. US Tinder users can access the new Blind Date feature now, and it will be available to global users in the “coming weeks.”
Source: The Verge