It’s a sad day today. I logged in to Tinder (like I always do) and something was different. There was no option to swipe in Tinder Social. I thought it was an app bug since it’s happened before (I actually thought my friends and I had Tinder Social swiped so many times we were kicked off once so I deleted my profile and started a new one which fixed the problem). But alas, gone are the days when my girlfriends and I sip white wine spritzers while we apple mirror-play Tinder Social on the TV and make it into a sort of game show.
Tinder spokesperson tells Bustle that Tinder Social has been “discontinued” because it didn’t “fit cleanly with [their] future direction.”
The full statement from Tinder:
“We discontinued Tinder Social in its initial format. While the feature gained modest adoption with no real marketing effort, it became apparent that the feature as devised didn’t fit cleanly with our future direction, which will be focused heavily on video, location and AI-driven features. We do believe, however, that these features will ultimately lead to a broader social experience on Tinder, which was the original intent of Tinder Social.”
Hopefully Tinder has something more exciting in the group dating social realm coming soon, because I think meeting a group of friends with you friends was less pressure, more fun, and generally a lot more casual than single dating.
Gone is the era, but lucky for you I have screenshots of some of our best Tinder Social moments.
Sometimes you see it in public, sometimes it even happens to you.
You see a couple holding hands that look so similar they could be siblings- gross, ew, too couple-y, too mushy, too weird, too… (do I dare say) ‘incesty‘. But think back into your past relationships, and I am sure you can find a likeness of your own physical attributes in your significant other.
Facebook once mistook my boyfriend for me and asked if I would like to tag myself. What does this mean? Do we like people that look like ourselves because were ego driven, think we are beautiful and just want more me, me, me? If so, I guess it isn’t a bad thing to be so confident in yourself that you long to stare into your own eyes all day and whisper sweet nothings (recall the Greek hunter Narcissus). The downloadable Faceapp is trending right now with people posting their “neural face transformations” of the original, the younger version of you, the older version of you, and the opposite sex version of you. Many people are commenting that they think their gender opposites are sexxxay.
Is there an innate human tendency in all of us that prefers our SO’s to look similar to ourselves in order to keep our specific hereditary gene pool strong? Humans are homogamous creatures who are inclined to mate with people that will carry on their dominant family features from an evolutionary stance in order to develop the strongest blood line. One study also shows that we are more likely to trust people who have similar facial likeness to our own (because we obviously trust ourselves the most).
All of the people below said they were attracted to the opposite sex version of themselves and most of them actually said they look like the type of guy/girl that they tend to date (me included).
Download Faceapp to see if you would date yourself.