Tinder is an online dating application, which has been proven very effective; even celebrities have been able to find a match on the app.
Tinder allows users to locate other singles on the app looking for a partner in their geographic area, because let’s face it: long-distance can be tough.
Apart from the geographic area, the app finds you users that match your age, sexuality and criteria. You can anonymously add people, like their profiles, view their pictures and message them.
However, on Tinder, as well as online generally, people find it easy create fake accounts and often act inappropriately.
Tinder announced a safety feature to avoid “catfishing”: a blue tick. Instagram and other social media platforms already have this feature for celebrities, but Tinder is stepping up the game, verifying all real users.
What does the Blue Tick on Tinder mean?
The blue tick on Tinder means that the profile who has a blue checkmark has been verified by Tinder’s community team as a real profile.
This feature will protect Tinder users from potentially offensive messages, from fake accounts and completely different people, than the ones in the pictures, showing up on dates.
Tinder is also partnering with Noonlight to provide on-call emergency service assistance to its users.
For example, if a celebrity on Tinder messages you, if they don’t have a blue tick by their name, report them; it’s a fake account.
How to get the Blue Tick on Tinder
Getting the blue tick on Tinder is a simple process.
Firstly, open Tinder and tap your profile icon. Tap on the grey checkmark by your name and select “verify your profile”.
Then, you’ll be shown a pose and Tinder will ask you to copy it by taking a selfie.
After you have taken the picture, confirm that your selfie matched the pose and click “submit for review”.
The Tinder community team will make the final decision and give you a blue tick if they reckon that your profile belongs to the one it actually says it does.