• @Luke_Fartnocker
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    426 months ago

    My mom won’t pick a date for me just because I’m married.

    • unalivejoy
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      6 months ago

      Then your wife/husband/SO can pick your next date.

    • Nusm
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      Unless she doesn’t like who you’re married to! (Taps forehead)

  • ultratiem
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    396 months ago

    “We’re literally out of ideas, just give us more money!”

  • ryan
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    256 months ago

    The matchmaking feature is kind of cute. For some reason I thought Tinder was a hookup app and not a dating app. Has that changed or was I just always misinformed?

      • My brother met his wife on it.

        Then his dumbass best man told everyone at the reception the exact date they first hooked up, which was interesting news to the people who knew when he officially stopped dating the girl before her.

    • bermuda
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      16 months ago

      I’m in college (US) and it’s the hookup app. If you wanna meet people for 1 night stands then it’s the app. If you wanna date then you use bumble, hinge, or POF.

  • @rufus@discuss.tchncs.de
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    156 months ago

    Wow, I think that’s the best example of ‘framing’ I’ve seen in a long time. Aren’t things like arranged marriage considered controversial?

    • There is a big jump from letting someone do some swipes on your Tinder profile with your permission to forcing an unwanted marriage for third party gains.

      • @Rekhyt@beehaw.org
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        346 months ago

        Yeah that’s like saying someone setting you up on a blind date is arranging a marriage for you

        • @rufus@discuss.tchncs.de
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          56 months ago

          Yeah. But I wonder if this is catering for those people whilst framing it another way, or if people really have some good use for their mom/dad choosing their partners.

      • Barry Zuckerkorn
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        46 months ago

        It’s not even swipes. It’s an overlay showing which potential swipes have are recommended by your chosen recommenders (who can’t message or interact with any users). The first step of actually choosing to swipe left or right remains with the user.

    • kirk781
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      56 months ago

      It is quite common, in places like the Indian subcontinent. Though I really doubt Tinder will be able to make any significant dent of it’s own in this domain here.

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    56 months ago

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    If you’re the kind of person who asks friends and family for help with your love life, Tinder is aiming to make things a little easier by letting them suggest potential partners for you directly within the app.

    Tinder Matchmaker is available now in 15 countries including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, and Germany, with a global rollout expected “in the coming months.” Users can start a Matchmaker session either directly from a profile card, or within the app settings — creating a link that can be shared with up to 15 friends or family members.

    Once the Matchmaker session expires, the Tinder user can then review which potential dating candidates their loved ones have suggested.

    Profiles liked by the matchmakers will be marked as a “recommendation” but the Tinder user who invited them still has the final say on who to officially ‘like’ in the app.

    If your friends and family are anything like mine then I can see Matchmaker being used more for trolling than to actually help your love life, but it’s still a neat feature for folks who need to vibe-check their dates.

    According to a study commissioned by Tinder, over 75 percent of young singles discuss their dating habits multiple times a month with their friends, so this just optimizes the process a little.


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  • @Ryan@programming.dev
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    26 months ago

    The headline is a bit click-baity. It’s promoted as a way for your friend to recommend matches for you, which is shown as a badge on the people in your feed. It’s meant to be a fun feature to play with your friend.