Tinder’s great, but it’s always been a solo sport. Well, wingmen and wingwomen, get ready, because that’s about to change.
This afternoon Tinder announced that the latest version of the app includes a feature called ‘Tinder Social’, where instead of matching one-on-one, you and your #squad can match up with other gaggles of thirsty lads and lasses.
Just click the Tinder Social icon in the top left-hand corner and select which of your Facebook friends you want to go… courting with.
You then match with other groups, chat with them, and see where they’re headed for the night.
Groups expire every 48 hours, so you can change your group depending on the night, and if you like someone on Tinder Social, you can match with them one-on-one afterwards to keep the fire burning.
It has literally only just launched at 3pm today, so we haven’t had a chance to give it a proper crack, but it seems like a bloody good idea.
Meeting new people in groups is infinitely less awkward, so being able to do it with a bunch of your mates instead is a huge development.
And if like me, your friends are much more attractive than you, you can leech off their hotness.
Also, could be useful if you’re a group of guys trying to get into a club and you need to sync up with some girls to improve the ratio so the bouncers don’t laugh you away at the door.
In their announcement, Tinder explained the inspiration behind the new feature:
What takes an average night out with your friends to the next level? Meeting great groups of new people, and turning a basic night out into a night you’ll never forget. But, these moments are rare.
Too often, your nights with friends consist of not knowing what to do, and figuring out where other interesting people you want to meet are going. But what if you can see who’s going out and where they’re going, before you and your friends decide where to go? What if you could break the ice and get introduced to them before you arrive?
Australia’s the first country in the world to have a crack at it – it will be rolled out worldwide soon so get stuck in!
A word of advice though, boys and girls, beware The Cheerleader Effect – it’s a real thing.