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06-Nov-2019 17:11

Business Insider talked to some early Tinder Social users who said the feature isn’t opt-in—it’s automatically activated.

When someone adds you to their list to make a group for Tinder Social, others can see you in the group, and can see that you’re an active Tinder user.

” Two years ago, the found that roughly half of respondents identified as single “with no hookups or partners to complicate that situation” (luv the delicate phrasing), with a quarter saying that they were hooking up non-exclusively to some degree.

But those with little or no hearing are a visual bunch, and many prefer sign language, says Claude Stout, executive director of TDI, an organization that promotes equal-access technology for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Tinder Social, as it’s being called, is currently being tested in Australia, but it will be rolled out internationally in the future.

Instead of one-on-one dating, the new feature requires you to gather a group of your Tinder-using friends, and swipe through other groups of Tinder-using friends, until you find a match.

That’s why Stout and his colleagues at TDI were excited to find Glide, an Israeli startup founded in 2012 that makes a free video-chat app of the same name for Android and i OS.

Glide told me that it now has “at least several hundred thousand deaf users.” (The app has been installed on more than 20 million devices and Glide claims “millions” of active users.) “They were a community that we found accidentally,” says Sarah Snow, Glide’s community manager.

But those with little or no hearing are a visual bunch, and many prefer sign language, says Claude Stout, executive director of TDI, an organization that promotes equal-access technology for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Tinder Social, as it’s being called, is currently being tested in Australia, but it will be rolled out internationally in the future.

Instead of one-on-one dating, the new feature requires you to gather a group of your Tinder-using friends, and swipe through other groups of Tinder-using friends, until you find a match.

That’s why Stout and his colleagues at TDI were excited to find Glide, an Israeli startup founded in 2012 that makes a free video-chat app of the same name for Android and i OS.

Glide told me that it now has “at least several hundred thousand deaf users.” (The app has been installed on more than 20 million devices and Glide claims “millions” of active users.) “They were a community that we found accidentally,” says Sarah Snow, Glide’s community manager.

But the company will need a lot more traffic than that to make any real money -- especially from online advertising, its current revenue model.