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

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

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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.



Tinder tests two-second looping video profiles

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Tinder has introduced new looping profile videos that repeat and reverse a two-second clip like an Instagram Boomerang. The feature, known as Loops, allows users to replace their static profile photo with a video that'shows more personality', according to Tinder. The popular dating app is currently trialling Loops in Canada and Sweden, and will roll the feature out worldwide if initial tests are successful. Tinder has introduced new looping profile videos that repeat and reverse a two-second clip (right) like an Instagram Boomerang. The feature, known as Loops, allows users to replace their static profile photo with a video that'shows more personality', according to Tinder The company said videos can show more of users' personalities and boost people's chances of getting right-swiped.


Tinder gets animated: New '2 second 'Loops' profile pictures launched

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Tinder is finally allowing users to animate their profile prictures. The dating app today confirmed its'loops' feature is available globally, after it was initially tested in Canada and Sweden. It allows two second video loops to be uploaded. The dating app today confirmed its'loops' feature is available globally, after it was initially tested in Canada and Sweden. 'It all started with the swipe--that fun, simple movement that changed the way people meet,' Tinder said in a blog post announcing the new feature.