According to the company’s CEO, the “swipe left” function has contributed to a culture of rejection and discrimination within the app, and it is time for a change. “We realize that the ‘swipe left’ feature has perpetuated harmful stereotypes and biases, and we want to do our part to combat that,” the CEO said in a statement.
The company has stated that it will be replacing the “swipe left” option with a “get to know them better” button, which will allow users to engage in deeper conversations with potential matches before making a final decision.
In addition to removing the “swipe left” option, Tinder has also announced that it will be making changes to its algorithm to ensure that every user’s profile is shown to all users, regardless of their sexual orientation.
According to the company, this change is being implemented in order to combat discrimination and bias within the app. “We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to find love and connection, regardless of their sexual preferences,” the CEO said in a statement. “By showing everyone’s profile to everyone, we hope to create a more inclusive and accepting environment for all of our users.”
While some users are excited about the potential for more diverse and meaningful connections, others are concerned about the potential downsides. “I’m worried that this change might just lead to more people swiping right on profiles that they’re not actually interested in,” said one Tinder user. “I think it’s important to have some level of choice and control when it comes to who we see and who we don’t.”
Others are worried about the potential consequences of the change. “I’m all for equality, but I’m not sure if this is the right way to go about it,” said another user. “I’m afraid it might just lead to more confusion and uncertainty in the dating world.”
Regardless of the mixed reactions, Tinder is confident that the removal of the “swipe left” function will lead to a more equitable and inclusive dating experience for all.