If you’ve ever been swindled into thinking you were going on a date with a woman that looks suspiciously like Mia Khalifa, I’ve got good news. Tinder has introduced a new feature that will allow users to verify their selfies.
The feature uses technology that requires users to compare a posed photo taken in real-time to images that appear on their profile. It’s part of a new bid to enhance safety on the app and a way to ensure that everyone is who they are. As someone who flirted with the app once I can confirm that there are a lot of men out there posing as Hemsworth brothers, as if women do not have two brain cells to rub together.
The verified profiles will display a blue checkmark. Kinda like blue check Twitter. Real celeb hours in the dating pool. Here’s a succinct little breakdown of how the whole shebang works:
- Open Tinder and tap the profile icon
- Tap the gray checkmark by your name/age
- Select ‘Verify your profile’ to begin
- You’ll be shown a pose and we’ll ask you to copy that pose by taking a selfie
- Confirm that your selfie matches the pose and hit ‘Submit for review’
- Repeat steps 4 & 5 one more time
“Every day, millions of our members trust us to introduce them to new people, and we’re dedicated to building innovative safety features powered by best-in-class technology that meet the needs of today’s daters,” musesRory Kozoll, Head of Trust & Safety Product for Tinder.
“I’m proud to share this update to our Australian members, which represents an important step in driving our commitment to trust and safety work forward.”