I’ve never felt so old.
A year ago, I was all over Tinder. Left. Left. Left. Right. Left. Right. Left. Left. Hours and hours on end, because there is nothing more addictive than being hit on by a stranger while you’re lying on the couch in crumb-covered pyjamas.
And then I had a ‘Tinder Surprise’ and swiped very right, and now we’re living together blah blah happy ever after blah blah vomit from lameness etc.
So I’m no longer on Tinder. Because that might be a bit rude. But apparently, according to my friends who are still on the world’s best dating app (arguable, yes) a new feature has just been introduced.
sex chatting. Otherwise known as ‘Tinder Social’.
The function is so new, it’s only being trialled in Australia. That’s right. Tinder has chosen our country to be the social experiment of the social function. Why us? Because of the puns available about Down Under? Or because we’re generally considered to be loose party animals? Either way, I’m flattered.
This is how it works: You choose a list of friends on your Tinder, linked via Facebook. These are likely to be your ACTUAL friends – e.g, a girl might choose three of her single gal pals who are also using Tinder. You form a group and give it a status, such as ‘heading out for drinks tonight’. Then, another group (or one person) can swipe yes to your entire group, and if you match with them, you are all thrown in a group chat where you can arrange to meet up, or have cyber sex, or whatever.