Tinder's letting everyone swipe around the world for free to find quarantine buddies

trending 06/04/2020

Tinder's making its 'passport' function free for the month of April to allow users to find and connect with "quarantine buddies" from around the world.

Tinder Passport usually costs money to access through either Tinder Gold or Tinder Plus. But with everything that's happening in the world they've made it free.

Tinder's CEO Shar Dubey said the decision will give the Tinder community “the technology to share, learn and listen to those that are experiencing this same situation in different geographies during an unprecedented period of isolation.”

You can simply search by city or drop a pin anywhere on the map to start swiping there. The company says it hopes “you use the Passport feature to virtually transport yourself out of self-quarantine to anywhere in the world.”

Since they made Tinder Passport free, globally more members are swiping right on someone new and having more conversations overall.

Daily conversations have been up an average of 20 per cent around the world - and the average length of the conversations is 25 per cent longer.

Which suggests that people are reaching out to ask 'Are you okay?' instead of starting with an emoji.