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Tinder introduces new matching algorithm

Tinder released an updated version of its matching algorithm that CEO Sean Rad calls a “big change.” Tinder offered few details in a blog post about the new algorithm, but they promised it would revolutionize the quality and quantity of users’ matches.

“Just open Tinder to check it out,” Tinder said. “We’re sure these updates will make swiping even better and will lead to more meaningful matches.”

The app’s new update will include new messaging and profile features, according to Mashable.

Like most apps for dating, Tinder uses algorithms to determine the profiles people come across when using the app. The update is supposed to be using more data to detect which profile a user should see. Tinder says that matches will improve and people will be more compatible with the people they see in the app as a result.

“We are looking at more data signals and, with machine learning, we are getting smarter at optimizing those signals when we’re looking at relevance for individuals,” Tinder CEO Sean Rad said to Mashable.

The company did not comment on which algorithm factors the update focuses on, but they are considering job and education information that can be transferred to Tinder from Facebook.

For example, if you went to the same college or school as someone else, you would see that in their profile before you got a chance to swipe.

As far as the message update goes, there will be a redesigned section. Before, users could see a list of everyone they matched with, but now, the message screen displays separate conversations from matches you haven’t started conversations with yet.

These new updates come just after Tinder introduced the super like, which allows users to separate who they “really like” and who they just “like.” Like the new update, the company claimed that the super like also “increased the quality of matches and lengthened conversations” in a blog post Wednesday.

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Meredith Rodefer

Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com.
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