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Tinder launches feature for individual users to find wedding dates

Would YOU take a stranger to a wedding? Tinder launches feature that lets users find dates for flurry of post-lockdown ceremonies – but some singletons are calling it ‘strange and desperate’

  • Tinder’s new feature allows users to find guests to bring to an upcoming wedding
  • Plus One feature shows the user the signal that they are looking for or want to be a date
  • It’s because countless weddings have been postponed due to the Covid pandemic
  • Feature, which launched earlier this month, has received mixed reactions online


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Tinder has launched a new feature that allows single people to bring a stranger to a wedding of loved ones after numerous ceremonies were postponed due to the pandemic.

The Plus One feature, which launched earlier this month, allows users to indicate that they are either looking for a date to go to a wedding, or are willing to join a stranger’s big day. live.

According to Weddings Taskforce figures in June, at least 320,000 weddings had been postponed in the UK since March 2020, and the dating app says the feature is a response to the upcoming series of ceremonies.

The feature has received mixed reactions online, with some social media users calling the idea a “great way to create new friendships,” while others calling it “strange and desperate.”

Tinder has launched a new feature that allows singles to bring a stranger to a wedding of loved ones after numerous ceremonies were postponed due to the pandemic

Tinder has launched a new feature that allows singles to bring a stranger to a wedding of loved ones after numerous ceremonies were postponed due to the pandemic

Plus One is launching in partnership with WeddingWire, a wedding planning tool expected to see a 20 percent increase in weddings in 2021 and 2022.

Tinder also revealed that users may already be trying to use dates to act as wedding dates, with “plus one” mentions in Tinder’s bios increasing by 45 percent since the start of the year.

Plus One is part of Tinder’s Explore page, which launched in September and allows users to engage in interactive experiences, such as online games, rather than just chatting.

Kyle Miller, VP of Product Innovation at Tinder said, “We know many of our members are looking for a Plus One for their next wedding and we’re excited to now offer them a way to do just that on Tinder.”

The feature has received mixed reactions online, with some social media users calling the idea a “great way to create new friendships,” while others labeling it as “weird.”

Some users were enthusiastic about the idea, with one writing: “Tinder is adding a feature to help its users find wedding dates OR suggesting they’re willing to be one.”

“This is great because people make new friends and don’t just come to a wedding. It can sometimes be hard to find a plus!’

Another excited single said, ‘Tinder now has an ‘I need a wedding date’ feature?? F** yeah, please let me spend this miserable winter getting dressed so I can get drunk at strangers’ weddings and eat fancy free meals while dancing at YMCA.”

But others weren’t sold on the idea, with one saying, “Tinder just launched a feature that allows people to find wedding dates on the app.

“I just want to know what kind of person is going to invite a stranger to a wedding as their first date.”

Another said: ‘That makes me feel weird. Is a wedding considered an acceptable ‘date’ venue? I’d rather go to a wedding alone than take a plus that I met on Tinder and barely knew.”

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