Tinder finally ditches controversial scoring system it used to create matches based on desirability

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Tinder will no longer rely on a controversial method of sorting users based on an internal'desirability' score, according to a recent announcement from the company. Instead, the popular dating app's new algorithm will prioritize its patrons based on one overarching factor: volume of usage. The hidden ranking system that Tinder previously relied on assigned scores to users based on how many people have liked their profile. Tinder will no longer rely on a controversial method of sorting users based on an internal'desirability' score, according to a recent announcement from the company. According to the company, Tinder has matched 30 billion users around the world.


Tinder Picks drops swipes in favour of algorithm-picked matches who have similar interests

Daily Mail - Science & tech

If you're getting thumb strain from trying to swipe your way to the perfect partner on Tinder, the latest update to the dating app could be the solution for you. Tinder is piloting a new feature, dubbed'Picks', that ditches the need to constantly swipe left or right to trawl through users' profiles on the dating service. Instead, Tinder Picks highlights a handful of fellow lonely hearts that it believes will be a good match, based on similar career, hobbies and interests. Although any Tinder user can see the profiles picked-out for them by the app, only those who subscribe to the Los Angeles-based dating company's £7.49 Tinder Picks will highlight a handful of dating app users who share similar interests, hobbies, and jobs.


Happn is adding a 'creepy' map that reveals your recent movements

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It may sound like a stalkers dream come true, but dating app Happn is adding a new'creepy' feature that will let potential love matches revisit your past movements. Starting next month, if you remember crossing paths with someone that took your fancy, you will be able to retrace your steps to try and find them again. If they are also a user of the popular dating app, which matches people through their device's geolocation, their profile will appear on the new map tool at that spot. Budding romantics may find the feature appealing, giving them the chance to tap locations they've visited over the past week to track down lost connections. However, some may find the idea of strangers tracing their movements more than a little creepy.