Tinder has introduced a new feature called Matchmaker, allowing users to involve friends and family in suggesting potential matches.
This feature enables loved ones, even those without a Tinder profile, to participate in recommending potential partners, essentially adding a “friend test” to the dating app.
Matchmaker is currently available in 15 countries, including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, and Germany, with a global rollout planned soon.
Users can initiate a Matchmaker session, inviting up to 15 friends or family members to make recommendations within a 24-hour window.
Matchmakers cannot engage in conversations on behalf of the inviting user.
Once the session ends, the Tinder user reviews the suggestions and has the final say on who to ‘like’. Profiles marked as “nope” by matchmakers remain unchanged.
While some may use Matchmaker playfully, it’s a useful feature for those seeking advice on their dates.
A study commissioned by Tinder revealed that over 75 percent of young singles discuss their dating experiences with friends multiple times a month, making this feature a convenient addition to the app.