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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 app offers free dating coaches to help send messages, get over breakups, and find love

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Match is becoming the first major dating app to provide its premium users with personally-tailored advice through a free human coach. The company announced today that it is beginning to roll out a new service called AskMatch which allows its paid users to chat on the phone with one of the company's dating hired'experts.' According to a report from TechCrunch, Match members can pick their coach's brains on a variety of topics that include how to set up a good dating profile, getting over a break up, or more general advice on dating. In multiple phone interviews, Match CEO, Hesam Hosseini said that the service will help to push the online dating platform, which has been in existence since 1995, into the future. 'Match's mission has always been around relationships and bringing people together.


Tinder Places wants to help users match people on favourite location

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Tinder is testing a new location-sharing feature to connect lonely hearts. Dubbed Places, the tool aims to match users who are in the same specific location, like the cinema, or local coffee shop. Places is completely separate from the usual swipe-based feed Tinder users are accustomed to. Tinder users need to tap the newly-added pin icon, which lives at the top of the main app window, to access a map which shows all the locations you have visited within the last month. Tinder Places lets users view potential matches who have visited the same locations.


Hinge will PAY 2,500 users $100 to stop swiping and meet one of their matches in real life

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Deciding who picks up the bill on a first date may be a cinch for some lucky users of the dating app, Hinge. According to the company, it will award up to 2,500 of its users a $100 Visa gift card that can be used to pay for a date in a bid to help them'unplug' from their phones and meet someone in-person. To activate the promotion, users must pause their profiles from 4 pm on Friday March 6th until Saturday March 7th, during which time they're expected to go on a date. After the two parties go on their date, they're then asked to go into the Hinge app and confirm that they actually attended the meetup up by clicking on their date's profile and selecting'met'. The daters are then asked to say whether they would go on another date with each other and are then are allowed to file for the Visa card on unplugwithhinge.com.


Study finds 50% of Tinder users have only ever been on one face-to-face date

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Tinder claims to have made 30 billion matches to date, but many of those connections did not go beyond the digital world. A new analysis found that many users do not meet their potential mate in-person and the chances of finding someone interested in a long-term relationship are very slim. Researchers discovered that users need a very large number of matches in order to have just a few meetups - as only 50 percent of users met one match face-to-face. Tinder is a location-based mobile dating service app that presents users with pictures, name, age and other information of potential mates. Users swipe either left (not interested) or right (interested) on the screen, and provided both users swipe right they are matched and can begin messaging.