There's a new feature on Tinder that will totally change the way you swipe
Tinder has given us some pretty handy dating lingo with “swipe right” and “swipe left”. With just two words and a simple swipe, you can say so much! And now, the app that has been hailed as revolutionizing hook-up culture (for better or worse depending on who you ask) wants to give us one more handy phrase: Swipe up.
The dating/hooking-up/on-going social experiment to determine who can make the weirdest public dating profile app will soon feature an update called the “super like.” In the language of true love, when you “super like” someone, it means you find them particularly special. Swiping right is just not enough when you super like someone, so instead, you’ll swipe up and they will be notified that someone finds them extra awesome.
But there’s a catch. You can’t just super like everyone. The number of super likes each Tinder user has will be limited, to keep it exclusive. Basically, you can’t be on the fence with your “super like.” You have to be all in, if you don’t want to run out of opportunities to let someone know you really, really like their profile.
“A ‘like’, or ‘Swipe Right’ has long served as an anonymous way to express interest in someone, similar to a glance across the room,” Tinder CEO Sean Rad said. “Because they’re so limited in number, a ‘Super Like’, or a ‘swipe up’, sends a more powerful signal, conveying an especially high level of interest. People like to know that someone finds them special, and we think this will lead to even better matches.”
Want to learn more? Check out this movie trailer/announcement that explains everything, and then get ready to start super liking your face off.
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