Tinder’s new Explore feature will bring you one step closer to your ideal match

This is Tinder's biggest update since the introduction of the swipe

Tinder Explore app on a smartphone
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Attention daters: Tinder has unveiled a major platform change to bring you one step closer to your ideal match. The new Tinder Explore feature—considered the app's biggest update since the introduction of the swipe—will soon be all the rage, so it might be worth your while to review those first date tips for good measure. 

Explore allows you to do just that: now, you can weed through users according to their interests, be it gaming, music, social causes, and so on. The company plans to unveil new topics on a daily basis, so you'll certainly be able to customize your preferences and expand your horizons regularly. Additionally, Explore will give users the chance to see only verified photos, which provides that additional comfort knowing your experience will be safe.

"A new generation of daters is asking for more from us in the post-COVID world: more ways to have fun and interact with others virtually and more control over who they meet on Tinder,” CEO Jim Lanzone said in a statement. "Explore is a major step in creating a deeper, multi-dimensional, interactive experience for our members."

To make good on this promise of a better experience post-pandemic, Tinder's Explore hub will also allow platform users access to the company's social experiences, including Hot Takes, Vibes and Swipe Night. Like the interests portion of the hub, new experiences will also roll out regularly.

For those who are unaware of the success of the interactive Swipe Night, the initiative led to an uptick in matches by 26%. A new installment will be underway this November, and it's a virtual "Gen Z whodunit" that allows you to meet and interact with users to help solve the crime. Solving a crime and finding a match is equally as rewarding, don't you think?

Sounds like it's time to start swiping, er...we mean exploring!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.