Tinder is introducing “Verified Profiles” so that famous people can use the dating app more efficiently and also be just as miserable as the rest of us in knowing that there are, at once, way too many dating options in their vicinity and not one person out there in the world who will love them unconditionally.
From Tinder’s blog post today:
Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder, and we do our best to keep those matches real — that’s why we’re rolling out Verified Profiles.
Starting today, you may see a verified symbol on some profiles. Now when notable public figures, celebrities and athletes appear in your recommendations, you’ll know it’s for real.
While there are some C/D list celebs with seemingly genuine Tinder profiles (friends of mine have spotted Saigon and Pras from the Fugees on the app), others like Mindy Kaling and Jason Derulo have used it as a promotional tool.
As Tinder’s cofounder Sean Rad said last year, the Verified profiles “will allow celebrities to enter Tinder in a different way.”
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