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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.


Report: Tinder expands 'Swipe Night' globally after matches rise 26 percent over typical night

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Tinder's interactive choose-your-own-adventure series will expand to users globally after a successful roll out. According to a report from CNN, the dating service's first-ever foray into pre-recorded content, called'Swipe Night', translated to a 26 percent increase in matches over a typical Sunday night with a 12 percent increase in messages. The company reportedly plans to expand outside of the US to all of its users across the globe starting February 2020. The series, which'aired' on the app this month, allows users to match with other dating hopefuls by clicking their way through an interactive narrative. It's designed to match users based on the choices they make during a short'first-person apocalyptic adventure.'


Tinder to launch choose-your-own-adventure style series that connects people based on their choices

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Swiping is no longer the only way to find matches on Tinder. In a choose-your-own-adventure style series set to be rolled out next month, users will be able to match with other dating hopefuls by clicking their way through an interactive narrative. 'Swipe Night,' as Tinder is calling it, will air on October 6 and is designed to match users based on the choices they make during a short ''first-person apocalyptic adventure.' All of the episodes will be'live', so-to-speak, with each being available for viewing only between the hours of 6 pm and midnight during a respective users' local time. The series will consist of short five-minute videos during which users are periodically given seven seconds to choose what happens next.


Match.com rolls out safety feature that relays details of your next date to three emergency contacts

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Online dating going mainstream hasn't made the potential dangers of meeting up with an internet stranger any less alarming. That's why Match.com is rolling out a check-in feature that lets users shoot over their date details to trusted confidantes, including the name of the person they're meeting up with, the location of the date and the time. Once check-in is turned on, users will receive an automated text message during their date asking them if everything is going alright and if they'd like to notify their previously listed emergency contacts if it's not. Match.com is letting users notify emergency contacts if their date is showing any red flags. Check-in sends users a text that users can reply to and send trusted contacts their date's name, the location of the date and the time The user can then reply'yes' to the text message and all three contacts will be notified.