LOS ANGELES — May 12, 2023 — Today, Tinder, the most popular dating app in the world, announced changes to its existing Community Guidelines, outlining the good behaviors that lead to the best possible experience for everyone on the app. The updated Community Guidelines come as part of Tinder’s continuous efforts to make the app a fun and safe place to meet new people.
“The majority of Tinder’s members are 18-25, and Tinder is often their first dating experience. To guide these younger daters as they start their dating journey, Tinder is using this policy refresh to remind and educate members about healthy dating habits — both online and in real life,” explains Ehren Schlue, SVP of Member Strategy at Tinder.
Tinder’s Community Guidelines are built on the principles of authenticity, inclusivity, and respect. The updates to Tinder’s Community Guidelines will help keep Tinder a place for making meaningful connections. Members will begin receiving notifications of these updates in both the Tinder app and via email.
‘Long Term Relationship’ is the most selected Relationship Goal on Tinder (40% of Tinder members)1, signaling that daters on Tinder are serious about finding quality matches. Part of being a quality match is realness, and the following policies reinforce this to members:
Respect has always been at Tinder’s core, starting with mutual matching, which requires both members to express interest before chatting. Trust and safety features like ‘Are You Sure?’ and ‘Does This Bother You’ proactively intervene to help reduce the sending and receiving of messages that contain potentially harmful language, encouraging healthy and appropriate chats. Tinder is highlighting the following policies to remind members that respectfulness and coolness go hand in hand:
Tinder has grown and evolved to reflect the diversity of its members, creating a safe and inclusive space for people to connect. Available in more than 190 countries, and in 45 different languages, Tinder has the most diverse membership of any other dating app and, by design, potential matches cannot be filtered by ethnicity. In 2017, Tinder introduced More Gender and Sexual Orientations. To remind members that they’re interacting with others from all walks of life, Tinder is highlighting the following policies:
Tinder takes its Community Guidelines very seriously. Members should report anyone who causes them harm or discomfort, or is found to be violating any of these rules using the many ways available, including Long Press Reporting, which enables them to tap and hold an offensive message to initiate the reporting flow. Tinder also recognizes that people make mistakes and, in some cases, warnings will be issued, instead of an immediate removal from the app. Tinder will take appropriate action depending on the severity of the report and if violations continue.
To review Tinder’s fully updated Community Guidelines, click here.
Launched in 2012, Tinder is the world’s most popular app for meeting new people and has been downloaded more than 530 million times. The app is available in 190 countries and 45+ languages. More than half of all members are 18-25 years old. In 2022, Tinder was named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
1 Tinder internal data from Relationship Goals profile feature 2023.