Tinder Plans To Shake Up Your Social Life Even Further Than It Already Has

What Is Tinder For?

What Is Tinder For?

We all know the answer to that question; it's so you can hookup with strangers and have awkward first dates so you've got validating stories to tell your friends about how shitty your live life is, right?

Or were you one of the .03% of people for whom Tinder actually worked? Whatever....

Now, Tinder plans to go beyond that...

Your Social Life

Your Social Life

Instead of simply hooking you up with a stranger and hoping for love (or a fling followed by an awkward walk of shame) Tinder now wants to organize your social life for you too.

Yeah, you can go swiping for friends. Man, this is beginning to sound a little much. It could be weird...

How Does It Work?

How Does It Work?

After updating your existing app and answering yes to the bit that asks if you want to unlock Tinder Social, you're ready to go...

Tinder's going to ask you to invite one of your existing Facebook friends to join you when you want to go out. Then, you can begin swiping left and right on groups or individual who also want to go out.

It sounds kind of awkward right? But then again, so did the original Tinder...

Privacy Concerns

Privacy Concerns

After being released in Australia earlier this year, there were concerns raised over matters of privacy, as it exposed Tinder users to their Facebook friends.

"Users must unlock Tinder Social by opting into the feature," a Tinder spokesperson said, according to Mashable. "If a user opts in, Tinder will display a list of Facebook friends (who have also unlocked Tinder Social) to choose from to add to their group".

Keep Swiping

Keep Swiping

What this all means is that if you want to use Tinder Social, you're going to have to be entirely cool with your Facebook friends knowing that you're using Tinder also.

It doesn't sound like the biggest of deals to many people, but there are also quite a number who would much prefer to keep their use of Tinder a secret from everyone on Facebook.

So therein lies the problem....

Is it a problem for you? If the whole thing sounds a bit strange anyway, consider that it was very odd when Tinder came along in the first place.

And now that PokeDates exists, Tinder has to do something to keep people swiping.