Tinder Update Helps Take The Noise Out Of Online Dating

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As previously reported by Wall Street Insanity, the Tinder app, launched in October, takes the possibility of rejection out of online dating by allowing users to rate potential matches based off of looks, and only matches those who are mutually attracted to one another. Tinder compiles users’ photos into a virtual Rolodex that is presented to others of the opposite sex. Users never know if someone passes on their photos, and none of their “likes” are notified unless there is a mutual attraction. But if two people like one another and are in each others’ geographic regions, the app allows them to chat.

Tinder also rates compatibility based off of Facebook data—including shared friends, interests, networks and location. Plus, since Tinder requires a login through Facebook, it uses the social network’s profiles to help establish users’ identities. At the same time, it doesn’t share anything back to Facebook or post anything to users’ walls.

Now Tinder has released an update that allows users to customize who they’re looking for. Users can now filter photos by age, a much-requested feature. Version 2.1 also integrates a feature which allows Tinder users act as match makers. Since users are already signed in to the app through Facebook, they can select two friends and introduce them through the app, allowing them to chat inside Tinder.

We’re trying to filter out the noise associated with dating,” co-founder Justin Mateen told Mashable.

The update also implements faster chat speeds, so users no longer have to wait for messages to load, as well as other bug fixes.