What Is Tinder Social?
Tinder Social is the Tinder app’s newest feature that is essentially Tinder for friends. It works in 3 easy steps:
- Create a group with your friends
- Everyone in the group swipes and your group gets matches
- Talk in a group chat to figure out plans
- Party and have fun
Creating a group with your friends is pretty self-explanatory. You just invite who you want in the group.
The swiping bit is awesome because it maintains Tinder’s same feel of swiping and matching, but this time with your group and other groups. How it works is everyone in the group gets a say and matches require only 1 member of the group to swipe right – even if your other group members said no.
However, it’s not all about swiping. The new app feature allows you to message your matches as well, but also allows you to make fun plans and see what your matches are up to. With one group chat you’ll easily be able to decide whether you want to do a casual BBQ at your place or go to the next local Twilight Concert.
Unfortunately, groups don’t last forever. By noon the next day your group will be deleted and the group matches and messages you made are gone. Make sure to hang out with them fast or get their contact info ahead of time.
With it’s new functionality Tinder will no longer be just a hook up site. Instead, it is creating a new space to meet other people and groups in a platonic matter that isn’t so focused on the hook up culture.
Who Is Tinder Social For?
This means it’s now great for everyone. Single people can still find other attractive singles on Tinder (though the Tinder Template makes it a LOT easier) and through meeting people on the new social feature, but this new feature now allows people with other interests to use Tinder.
If you’re a bored couple you can easily find some fun things to do at night by being able to socialize with others with your significant other! You can even find some awesome double dates!
Now, large groups of friends can instantly make a party more exciting, or meet up with another group for an even better time.
Ultimately, it makes it less of an online dating / hookup feel to just going out there to meet people you think you might want to meet (though you can still find cute girls to hook up with through these hang outs).