Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank.
In an earnings call this week, the company said Tinder’s ever-increasing subscriber base has crossed the 3 million mark.
A new trend in online dating makes use of the GPS in your i Phone, Android, or Blackberry to help you find a date within a mile radius of where you are at any moment. The new technology is completely secure: your exact location is never revealed, so if you're a stalker, well, you're sh*t out of luck.
And of course, it is easy enough to just block the weirdos.
Once your profile is matched, you have one hour to initiate a conversation via instant message.
If you can't work up the courage in the first hour, your match disappears.
But it was also clarified that these features will be a part of the ‘post-match’ experience on Tinder, i.e., when both parties have expressed interest in each other.
So, that might make location-sharing more acceptable.