Tinder's New Feature Forces You To Confront All Of Your Facebook Friends
BY EVELYN WANG | Apr 28, 2016 | Sex & Relationships
There's no need to buy an app to expose your cheating partner on Tinder. Now, Tinder itself will do it for you, in addition to exposing all the Beckys with the good hair lurking in your friend group.
Yesterday, Tinder rolled out a new feature, Tinder Social, in Australia. The explanation on the site is pretty complicated for an app that has essentially reduced us to a preverbal state, but here's the gist: You add up to three Facebook friends to a group, swipe and match with other groups, and then start a massive group chat among both groups. Because you didn't have enough group chats already.
Conveniently, this feature exposes all of your Facebook friends who use Tinder, including (obviously) those already in relationships. And people can add users to groups without their permission, unless that setting is manually switched off.
Naturally, people took to Twitter to complain:
Introducing #Tinder Social: So your Facebook friends laugh at your bio at Tinder.— Bharadwaj Giridhar (@goforbg) April 27, 2016
Despite Tinder's 10 million daily users and 50 million total users, some people are still clinging to a puritanical fear of exposure. Is it their emoji-bloated bios? Is it their rule-of-thirds-breaking selfies? Is it their ineptitude at the most basic of pick-up lines?
While they confront their insecurities, I'll look forward to rejecting people en masse on Tinder Social. What could be more satisfying?
From: Esquire US.