Tinder rolls out another feature to make dating safer for its LGBTQ members

Tinder rolls out another feature to make dating safer for its LGBTQ members

With the Traveler Alert feature, members will be notified whenever they travel to a place where the LGBTQ community may be penalized. The alert will appear as soon as they are on the ground in these countries.

This notification pops up on the app and the member can choose whether or not they want to hide their profile on Tinder space during their stay in that place. If a member chooses to remain shown on Tinder, information such as sexual orientation and gender identity will not be displayed until they leave the area.

Noonlight for Tinder

In a solid move to further safeguard its growing number of patrons, Tinder partnered with personal safety app, Noonlight, and integrated a panic button.

With Noonlight, Tinder users can share when, where, and who their date will be. If the date, knock on wood, goes bad, the user can send a discreet distress signal via the integrated app. Noonlight app will then alert emergency services and track the user’s whereabouts.

As of writing, the Noonlight integration is only available in the US, but Tinder is positive it will cover even more countries soon.

Photo Verification

Getting catfished probably makes it to the top five of the most problematic things that can happen to you while online dating-and Tinder is well aware of this. Since the known dating app heavily relies on a user’s visuals, adding a Photo Verification feature is indeed a huge leap towards safety.

With this feature, members can “self-authenticate:” the process will require them to pose for a series of real-time selfies. Tinder will then crosscheck these selfies with the photos already uploaded for the said profile. If it doesn’t match, then obviously, the already uploaded photos are a sham.

You’ll know a user successfully verified their photos and authenticity because Tinder will display a blue checke. As of writing, this feature is only available in select countries and growing.

Swipe Night

Tinder keeps upping the dating game with its new feature: Swipe Night. This feature allows users to play a game to influence its outcome. Users of the site can participate in this choose-your-own-adventure story by swiping left or right. At the end of the story, users who made similar decisions will be matched together.

Tinder U

This new feature allows university students to easily connect with others around them by putting their profiles first. When you enroll to Tinder U, you will be able to show your school colours, swipe your classmates, and keep your Tinder game on campus. Should you want to explore to other campuses, Tinder U also lets you swipe on students from other schools.

Read Receipt

If you turn on the Read Receipt feature, this allows you to see if your match has read or not read your message. Your match will not know that you’ve turned on this feature once you activate it for a conversation. This also counts as one use of this feature. Read Receipts can also be purchased in packs of 5, 10, and 20.

Passions

Tinder added a new feature which lets its members choose about 3-5 of their top favourite things from the list. This will be highlighted on a member’s profile which would attract more members who share the same interests and hobbies.

Vibes

Tinder rolls out a new feature called Vibes. Vibes is a series of questions that range from personality traits to your interests in pop culture. Answering these questions give others members more insights into your compatibility. It helps find the right matches quicker and start conversations with escort St. Petersburg more context.