How To Use Tinder Hot Takes

Hot Takes, the latest social experience launching on Tinder, gives members the opportunity to chat with someone before they match in a low-stakes session of the feature’s namesake. As the timer counts down they’ll choose if they want to pair off as a match or let the timer expire to meet someone new.

What Is Tinder Hot Takes?

How To Use Tinder Hot Takes

Once the Explore page shows up on your app, you can just click into it. From there, you can enter into the different experiences, like Hot Takes, to chat with people before committing to matching. With new opportunities to chat with people, you can finally say goodbye to that list of matches who never messaged you back.More like this

Whether you think natural wine is a load of BS or you don’t like the Olivia Rodrigo album, everyone has a strong opinion on something. And in a new interactive chat feature, Tinder lets you chat before matching with a potential cutie based on your respective hot takes, no matter how hot they are.

“Hot Takes … gives members the opportunity to chat with someone before they match in a low-stakes session of the feature’s namesake,” a representative from Tinder tells Bustle. “As the timer counts down they’ll choose if they want to pair off as a match or let the timer expire to meet someone new.”

According to Jim Lanzone, CEO of Tinder, these changes were majorly inspired by Gen Z. In a 2021 survey of Tinder Users, over 50% of users video chatted with a match this summer, and 43% plan to continue to use video chat before meeting online dates IRL. And between Feb. 2020 and Feb. 2021, Tinder saw a 19% increase in messages sent per day, and average conversations grew 32% longer. Additionally, users updated their bios more, with Gen Z users updating three times as much during the pandemic, and twice as often as Millennial users.

Along with Hot Takes, Tinder’s got a new Explore page — a new section of the app that lets daters, well, explore. Rather than just swiping on all users in the classic homepage section, there will be a new page literally called “Explore” where users can find potential matches by seeing who shares their same listed “Passions,” as well as other interactive in-app games and experiences, like Hot Takes. For the foodies out there, keep your eye out for something called Chef Mode.

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