Tinder Introduces ‘Share My Date’ Feature for Enhanced Safety

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Key Takeaways

  • Tinder users will be able to share details of upcoming dates with friends and family, even if they don’t use the app.
  • New addition to Tinder brings enhanced safety as well as social interaction.
  • The introduction is backed by data that reveals how many young people divulge details of their dating life before meeting others.

A new addition to Tinder will let users share details of their upcoming dates with friends in a feature called “Share my Date.”

The popular dating app outlined by TechCrunch on April 22 how it will work. Tinder users can send a link to recipients containing the name, date, time, and meeting locations of plans made with a match online. Links can be sent up to 30 days before meeting up with another user and are editable.

There appears to be a fun element to this, but also an important safety feature if people decide to let their nearest and dearest know about their dating life.

The data behind the “Share My Date” launch suggests that 51% of singles under 30 tell their friends about upcoming dates before meeting other people.

The new feature will be visible to everyone who receives a link, even non-Tinder users. Still, those outside the app will have limited access to what they can view.

Tinder's Share My Date Feature Design | Source: TechCrunch
Tinder’s Share My Date Feature Design | Source: TechCrunch

A scaled-down profile will appear with the person’s name, photos, and age. Fellow Tinder enthusiasts will be able to view the other’s full profile, but there will be no option to interact.

“Share my Date” will be available across the world, with the full rollout set to take place in the coming months in the US and UK, as well as Australia, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, India, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Brazil, Singapore, Switzerland, Mexico, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Are Dating Apps Missing Expectations?

Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, also owns other like-minded dating portals, such as Match, Hinge, OkCupid, and PlentyOfFish.

Match is set to report its Q1 2024 Earnings on May 8 against stunted growth for dating apps.

In January, there were around 12.7 million downloads in the US, representing growth of approximately 2% compared to 16% for the same period a year ago.