Tinder is looking to turn what was once a solo endeavor into a group exercise with a new feature called Tinder Social. Currently in testing in Australia, Tinder Social lets you form a group with your friends and match up with other groups around you to plan a night out and, possibly, break the ice ahead of time.
With Tinder Social, your group can match with other groups and find out where they're going. To use Tinder Social, just start a group with the friends you're going out with, and then swipe and match with other groups also going out. You can then chat with your group matches or see their status to find out what they're up to and where everyone's headed. It's a way to go places full of people you've already matched with, making socializing so much easier once you're out and about.
So, if you'd like to take the already potentially awkward Tinder experience and share it amongst friends, there's now an option for that. While limited to Australia for the time being, Tinder says that it plans to expand Tinder Social across international borders soon.
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