Tinder Fast Chat: Blind Date feature just launched, ahead of Valentine’s Day. Users will now only be able to see each other’s profiles and photos if they both decide to match after chatting.
Since the season of love has started, online dating apps have been offering surprises to singles to find their partner before Valentine’s Day. In a recent update, dating app Tinder expands its feature portfolio giving members new ways to bond by bringing back an old classic – blind dating. According to the information provided, the latest feature is called Tinder ‘Fast Chat: Blind Date’ and is available in Explore. “Now available in Explore, Fast Chat: Blind Date is a new social experience that matches members before allowing them to view each other’s profile, making conversation, rather than photos, the first impression,” said Tinder in a statement.
Tinder Blind Date is the latest addition to the popular suite of quick chat features on Tinder, all designed to help members connect faster through fun and innovative prompts and games. Members will only be able to see each other’s profiles and photos if they both decide to pair up after chatting, he added. However, what should be noted is that Blind Date is now only available in the US and will be rolling out to Tinder members worldwide in the coming weeks.
The feature is inspired by the OG way of meeting someone new, usually through the hands of a well-meaning aunt or friend, Blind Date gives today’s daters an easy way to put their personality on display. first and find a match that they really vibe with.
According to information provided by the app, in early testing, members who used the Tinder Blind Date feature made 40% more matches than those using another Fast Chat feature with visible profiles, showing a willingness among daters to interact – and ultimately correspond – with someone they may have forgotten about in another setting.
Speaking on the same topic, Kyle Miller, VP of Product Innovation at Tinder, said, “We’ve all seen the mix of anticipation and excitement a blind date bring. some of our favorite movie or TV characters, and we wanted to recreate that experience for today’s generation with the Blind Date feature.
“There’s something really special about letting the conversation introduce someone’s personality, without the preconceptions that can be made from photos. The new Blind Date experience brings a surprisingly fun, joke-based way to interact and bond that’s brand new to Tinder,” he added.
Tinder Fast Chat: Blind Date – How it works
1. Members will answer a short series of icebreaker questions and will be paired with each other based on their commonalities.
2. They will then enter a timed conversation, knowing no details about the person on the other side of the screen other than their responses to multiple-choice prompts such as “It’s OK to wear a shirt ____ times without wash it” and “I put ketchup on____.
3. When the timer runs out, they can like each other’s profile, which will be revealed if there is a match, or they can choose to pair up with someone new.