Tinder: News

Tinder is an American online dating application that allows users to anonymously swipe left or right on displayed profiles to dislike or like them respectively. Profiles generally comprise of short bio, a photograph, and personal interests. Once users match, they can message each other on the Tinder app. Tinder first launched in 2012 as a startup incubated by Hach Labs. By 2014, the platform recorded around 1 billion "swipes" per day. Users can sign up for this using their Facebook account or phone number. Today, Tinder is available on iOS and Android. Additionally, Tinder displays potential matches based on the profile's geographic proximity to the user. The platform operates in the freemium business model where users can sign up and get started for free but highlighting their profile and other similar services are available for an additional in-app purchase. Meanwhile, the company has been criticized for its safety issues, data privacy concerns, and even public health concerns.

22 Apr 2024


Tinder introduces 'Share My Date' feature: How it works

Tinder, the popular dating app, has introduced a new feature called 'Share My Date.'

12 Mar 2024


Yoel Roth, former X executive, joins Tinder's parent company

Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety at X, has announced his move to Match Group.

07 Mar 2024


Tinder, Yuvaa join hands for free online course on consent

Tinder has teamed up with youth-focused media group Yuvaa to introduce "Let's Talk Consent," an online self-paced course accessible on Coursera.

23 Feb 2024


Tinder parent teams up with OpenAI for ChatGPT integration

Match Group, the company behind popular dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and OkCupid, has teamed up with OpenAI.

15 Feb 2024


Match Group's Tinder, Hinge dating apps are addictive, says lawsuit

Match Group, the company behind popular dating apps like Hinge, Tinder, and the League, is facing a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco.

09 Feb 2024


TikToker alleges Tinder affair with Zayn Malik, posts screenshots

In a bizarre turn of events, TikToker Sam Fisher (33) has claimed to have met former One Direction member Zayn Malik on Tinder and then been in a nine-month-long relationship with him.

Man finds wife on Tinder using AI for matches

Aleksandr Zhadan, a Moscow local, harnessed the power of OpenAI's GPT language models to chat with over 5,000 women on Tinder.

11 Jan 2024


Slack introduces Tinder-inspired left-swipe feature for mobile app

Slack is introducing a new feature called Catch Up, which aims to make managing unread messages on its mobile app a breeze.

20 Nov 2023


Tinder revamps app with profile prompts, personal quizzes, dark mode

Popular dating app Tinder is updating its user profiles to provide more comprehensive information and make it easier to start conversations.

23 Oct 2023

Latest Tech News

Tinder's new feature lets your besties find you a date

Tinder has announced a new Matchmaker feature, enabling users to involve friends and family in their search for romance.

15 Sep 2023

Zeenat Aman

Zeenat Aman urges women to be financially independent

Veteran Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman emphasized the importance of financial independence for women, stating that it empowers them to make their own choices and control their future.

14 Jul 2023


From 'delusionships' to 'fake-ups', here's latest GenZ dating trends

In an ever-evolving world of Gen Z dating, things have undergone significant transformations in recent years.

07 Feb 2023


Tinder launches slew of safety features on Safer Internet Day

To mark Safer Internet Day (SID), popular online dating platform Tinder is rolling out a slew of safety features to make it easier for users to control how they interact with others.

24 Jan 2023


Online dating: Questions to ask before you meet in real

Dating online on apps like Tinder and Bumble is no mean feat! If you are genuinely looking to build a meaningful relationship, it is a whole new ballgame.

09 Aug 2022


Mumbai man seeks sisters on Tinder for Raksha Bandhan

Apps like Tinder have made finding dates much easier and faster, but does it always have to be romantic love?

11 May 2022


Hinge, Tinder's parent company sues Google over restrictive billing practices

Tinder's parent company Match Group has sued Google, alleging that its Android apps are being forced to use Google Play Store billing for payments and pay a 30% royalty on each transaction.

17 Aug 2021


Tinder will soon start offering ID verification. What changes, then?

Twitter halted its account verification process but popular dating app Tinder has begun rolling out a similar idea called ID verification. Using this, Tinder users can show the platform a government or official ID to verify that they are the person they claim to be on Tinder.

08 Jun 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Tinder makes it easier for cheaters, and more

Tinder's very nature makes it unviable for cheaters. While fake profiles don't get you anywhere, using your real identity will get you spotted and ratted out by common friends.

07 Jun 2021


Tinder finally unveils feature to block people on the app

With the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the popular dating app Tinder is anticipating a "post-pandemic uncuffing season" to follow.

02 Sep 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistan bans Tinder, Grindr over 'immoral' content

Pakistan is launching a crackdown on popular online dating services.

Tinder will soon allow global matches, video calling: Details here

The outbreak of COVID-19, the worst health crisis of our time, has made social distancing a must in different parts of the world.

07 May 2020


Facebook led to crashing of several popular apps on iOS

A few hours ago, Spotify, Tinder, TikTok, Pinterest, and many other popular apps started crashing on iOS.

24 Jan 2020


Not feeling safe on a date? Use Tinder's 'panic' button

Tinder has grown into one of the biggest dating platforms, with millions shelling out money to use the service.

06 Sep 2019


Now, more people can use Facebook Dating: Here's how

Facebook Dating, the dedicated service to find love and matches the likes of Tinder and OkCupid, has been launched to a wider set of users.

17 Aug 2019


5 dating apps LGBTQ+ community members can use in India 

India's LGBTQ+ community has been forced to remain underground for a long time, with law enforcement previously targeting "homosexual gangs" and pressing charges against them under the now-repealed IPC Section 377.

28 Jul 2019


Tinder's new feature will protect LGBTQ community from being criminalized

A month ago, Tinder introduced the option to let people reveal their sexual orientation on the dating platform.

15 Jul 2019


Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

After staying ad-free for years, WhatsApp is finally looking to monetize by showing ads.

06 Jul 2019


Tinder beats YouTube, Netflix to become highest earning non-game app

Tinder has beaten popular services like Netflix and YouTube to become the highest grossing non-game app in the first half of 2019, according to the latest figures from Sensor Tower.

19 Jun 2019


Bengaluru techie jailed after one-night stand with Tinder date

Online dating culture is a tricky mess. While you may come across fake profiles and sex offenders galore, minding the fine line between serious and casual is usually the hardest.

13 Jun 2019

San Francisco

How Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter helped arrest this pedophile cop

Although Snapchat has increasingly become less popular since Instagram introduced Stories, its recent 'gender swap' filter made it popular once again.

25 Apr 2019


Dating app Bumble's AI will save you from unwanted nudes

Priyanka Chopra-backed Bumble dating app will soon use artificial intelligence to save people from unwanted nudes.

05 Apr 2019


Soon, your Snapchat stories will come on Tinder: Here's how

Snapchat's iconic 'Stories' feature is heading over to Tinder.

01 Apr 2019

April Fools

Prank or not? Tinder claims to be adding height verification

Amid several April Fools' Day pranks, Tinder has made the claim of mandating height verification.

18 Feb 2019


Tinder reveals what women, men find most-desirable in each other

In an era of social media websites and apps, finding love is just a finger swipe away.

15 Feb 2019


Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match

Previously, we reported how there is a Tinder-like app for dogs, where people can date a dog before adopting them.

14 Feb 2019


50% Indians don't want anything special on V-Day: Survey

We know how Indian aashiqs love to express their feelings through teddy bears, flowers, and romantic dates, courtesy projection of 'love' in Bollywood, but a recent survey by dating app OkCupid revealed startling results.

07 Feb 2019


Tinder for dogs: An app to choose the perfect pet

In what will come as good news for dog lovers, there exists an app through which you can date a 'dog', before adopting it.

30 Jan 2019


Here's what Google India, Tinder, Amazon Prime "really really really...want"

A new meme fest has emerged on social media with the "We really really really..." format in which people have expressed their exclusive and unfulfilled wishes.

11 Jan 2019


Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder

For generations, the goals of Indians in their 20s have been to get a job, which provides a stable income, and get "settled".

15 Nov 2018


Brokers are selling Tinder, OkCupid data; details like sexual-orientation available

Millions of dating profiles from sites like Tinder and OkCupid are being auctioned by shady data brokers.

10 Nov 2018


Facebook Dating comes to Canada, Thailand: Details here

Nearly two months after taking off in Colombia, Facebook Dating is coming to two new countries - Thailand and Canada.

25 Sep 2018


Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature

Tinder is rolling out a new feature in India, one that only lets women open a conversation with a guy on the famous dating app.

22 Aug 2018


#WeirdestDateEver: Woman convinces dozens of men to participate in 'live-Tinder'

On Sunday, scenes at New York's Union Square were unprecedented. Thousands of men had come to meet their Tinder date, who was actually the same woman!

15 Aug 2018


Tinder founders sue parent companies Match Group, IAC for $2bn

Tinder co-founders Sean Rad and Jonathan Badeen, along with eight other former and current Tinder employees, have sued parent company Match Group, and its holders IAC for a whopping $2bn.

23 Jun 2018


Tinder introduces Picks to find you matches with common interests

Tinder is testing a new feature called "Tinder Picks" that aims at helping users find more matches based on common interests.

18 Jun 2018


The Crown dating app from Tinder's creators gamifies dating

If you thought Tinder was shallow for promoting its 'hot-or-not' approach in the online dating space, you might not be ready for what's coming next.

16 May 2018


Tinder's location-tracking feature is spooky: Details here

Tinder is developing a new feature called Places that tracks your location and allows potential matches to see where you've been.

03 May 2018


Facebook employee brags on Tinder about being 'professional stalker,' fired

Facebook is fighting a challenging battle. On one hand, Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to dispel notions that the social media platform is infringing upon users' privacy.

06 Apr 2018


Tinder logs out users after Facebook updates data privacy policies

After Facebook recently revealed that a maximum of 87 million users could have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and updated its data privacy policies against third-party apps, Tinder users who had signed up through Facebook Login have been booted off the dating app.

17 Mar 2018


Tinder sues rival dating app Bumble over patents

Tinder's parent company Match.com has sued rival dating app Bumble over alleged patent infringement and misappropriation of intellectual property.

26 Feb 2018


Tinder helping youngsters cheat on their partners: Study

Dating app Tinder, which is supposed to help people form new relationships, is increasingly helping youngsters cheat on their partners, a study claims.

22 Feb 2018


Woah! Tinder flaw allowed access to accounts through phone number

According to the findings of security agency Appsecure, a Tinder login flaw allowed anyone to access an account just by using the registered phone number.

17 Feb 2018


Tinder to let women decide who they want to message

Dating app Tinder is set to introduce a new feature on its platform that will allow only female users to text their matches first.

01 Feb 2018


Tinder can no longer discriminate against users aged over 30

An appellate court in California has ruled against Tinder for charging a higher fee from users aged over 30.

08 Sep 2017


Facebook is beta testing a Tinder-like feature for friends

Facebook wants you to meet your friends more often, for which it's now beta testing a new feature in Messenger.

03 Sep 2017


Tinder is at the very top of Apple App Store

Love is a right swipe away. Kidding! But then again it just might be because a lot of people are downloading Tinder now.

20 Aug 2017


Is your partner cheating? New app reveals their Tinder activity!

Do you feel your partner might be going on Tinder behind your back? Thanks to a new app, their (possible) straying ways might soon be over.

05 Aug 2017

San Francisco

LinkedIn introduces Tinder like service to unite mentors and mentees

Social network for the working sector, LinkedIn, which boasts more than 500 million users, has now rolled out a new service that identifies potential mentors and people seeking mentorship and then matches them together. It's almost like professional Tinder.

12 Jul 2017

Justin Bieber

Forget Tinder! This app lets you date celeb lookalikes

To up the competition among dating apps, Badoo has decided to take dating to the next level.

17 May 2017


How is this 'one-male dating app' competing with Tinder?

Dating giant Tinder has filed a legal objection to the name 'Shinder', an app featuring just one male date.

26 Apr 2017


World's last northern male rhino joins Tinder to find mates

The world's last male northern white rhino has now joined Tinder in an attempt to find breeding options for the survival of the species.