Tinder Social was first beta-tested in Australia and is the newest release since Tinder Plus came out. After receiving a few tweaks and feedback, Tinder’s newest feature is now ready to be released in more areas though not yet becoming available to everyone. However, when it does it will totally revolutionize the way people think about tinder.
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).
How Do I get Tinder Social?
So it’s pretty awesome. Built for everyone wanting to do anything. It’s tight. Now you want to know how to get it. We mentioned it’s already released in Australia so if you live down under then you should have been able to unlock the feature already. However, it is also available in the US, UK, and some other areas around the world. You don’t have to do anything special to get it – you just have to live in the right place so forget everybody living in the wrong country!
The Con of Tinder Social
Tinder Social is a good way to organize pub crawls and beach outings with large groups of people. However, in order to form a group everyone must have the Tinder app already.
Once you have access to Tinder Social you’ll be able to see a list of your Facebook friends who also have the feature. This means you will be able to very easily see if people are also using Tinder, and vise versa.
This means your old high school friend who you haven’t seen in years might be able to know you are using Tinder or cheating boyfriends/girlfriends could easily be outed by friends.
This seems like a small problem, but there are still a significant amount of people who want to keep their sex life private. Can you really blame them?
Tinder Social is an awesome new Tinder feature built for everyone – singles, couples, and groups. It’s a great way to meet people online and then in real life. You’ll actually probably spend time talking to them rather than if you met them using Pokemon Go.
When it finally rolls around to where you are make sure to get it fast because it is going to get huge. Nobody ever has too many friends and now with Tinder Social nobody will ever be lacking them either.
If you have any questions about Tinder Social or our experience with us then let us know in the comments