Tinder U is launched; feature is designed to match college students on campus or at nearby schools

Tinder U is launched; feature is designed to match college students on campus or at nearby schools
Tinder, the dating app that has users swipe to the right when interested in a particular person, and swipe left if they are not interested, announced a new feature today called Tinder U. Designed to help college students on the same campus find a date, a friend, or even someone to study with, Tinder U will also find matches from nearby schools, too.

For many freshman, the first year of college is the hardest, especially for those who have traveled far from home and are without their friends and families. This is why Tinder U is actually a great idea. To sign up for the feature, Tinder says that there are only three steps to take:

  1. Once you’re on campus, log in to Tinder and give us your .edu email address.
  2. Then check your email and tap the verification button.
  3. Now you’re in Tinder U! Swipe, match, and message as usual—you know the curriculum—it’s Tinder 101.
Tinder U is initially being offered on iOS devices at 4-year, accredited, not-for-profit schools in the U.S. These colleges must have physical facilities and classrooms where teachers interact with students face-to-face. Sorry University of Phoenix students, those taking classes online are not eligible to sign up for Tinder U.


The feature is rolling out now, just in time for the start of a new school year.

source: Tinder

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18 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

"The feature is rolling out now, just in time for the start of a new school year." Getting laid > Getting an education.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I feel like people don't want a random hookup with someone they might have a few courses with for the next 2-4 years

5. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Remember that colleges have various amounts of students. If you go to a big school, that's not likely to happen.

7. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

What is a big school in US? I mean no matter how big it is you're still gonna graduate with 80k student loan

8. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 763; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I think 30,000 students or more is large, but what do student loans have to do with anything? That has no real relevance to the conversation & just to prove you wrong, I went to a 4-year university & I've never had a student loan in my life.

10. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

You went to a community college most probably.

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 763; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you don't understand what a 4-year university is then you more than likely went to a community college or worse yourself.

15. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

We don't have community colleges here and universities are almost free that anyone can afford them. Also I went to Delft, that's something you can only dream of. I was just asking how come you have no student loan must be very difficult to repay with that $2/hour earning waiting tables at some restaurant.

16. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 763; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

No point in arguing with stupid. Pass.

17. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Hurt your soul lmao

18. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 763; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you really think you have the ability to hurt someone's feelings with your goofy, anonymous comments online, you're dumber than your comments suggest.

13. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah that's so random of a comment. I go to a school with 10k grad students so you can imagine that undergrad has a LOT. There's no way I would be able to connect with someone in my program. Haha no...unless it happens offline first.

3. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

This smells like just another attempt to legitimize getting more data on people at earlier and earlier ages.

4. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

" Designed to help college students on the same campus find a date, a friend, or even someone to study with".....ummm, sure, to study anatomy, I guess. :D

6. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Surprised that this isn't a thing already. I'm curious as I go to a big school myself.

9. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Next up: College edition Grinder.

12. blac.inc

Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

YESSS!!

14. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Watch it get invaded by rich "professionals" looking for a companion

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