Tinder is introducing verified profiles to make sure your famous swipes are for real

Tinder is introducing verified profiles to make sure your famous swipes are for real

Tinder has announced it’s introducing verified profiles – a blue tick like you’ve come to expect on Twitter or Facebook – to ensure the people you’re swiping through are legit.

Initially, the verified badges will be going to notable figures, celebrities and athletes, so you’ll know that if a well-known face shows up during your desperate swiping, they’re actually the real deal.

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Tinder says 26 million matches are made on the service every day, so the chances of you stumbling across someone famous and fanciable isn’t exactly huge.

Just as ‘verified’ status spread further than the initial select few on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, I’d expect to see Tinder’s ‘Verified’ program coming to more people in the future.

Right now, there’s no public way of requesting the blue tick for yourself. Presumably, if you’re famous enough, Tinder will come to you. I’ve dropped them a line to find out more.

Introducing Verified Profiles [Tinder blog]

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