After all, the idea for finding dates in a group setting is not new.
But Tinder Social presents a list of all your Facebook friends and lets you view their dating profiles from a very accessible interface. Especially those who might be using Tinder…you know, on the side….
Similar to how Tinder works for finding prospective dates, Tinder Social lets friends swipe and match with other groups they want to meet.
Unfortunately, Tinder users who are being opted into this feature by default are surprised to find that it automatically displays which of their Facebook friends are also using Tinder – information not everyone wants revealed.
Several location-based social apps, like Highlight, experienced brief popularity many years ago, but they didn’t prove to have staying power.
Meanwhile, a new batch of startups today are developing their own take on “Tinder for finding friends.” And most notably, one of Tinder’s top competitors Bumble, founded by early Tinder employees including Whitney Wolfe (yes, she of the sexual harassment lawsuit), also recently launched a friend-finding function.