Bumble, the popular dating app where girls make the first move, released an update on Monday which will possibly evolve dating apps for the better.
The new feature, called BFF, essentially lets users use the same swiping and matching algorithms for friendship instead of dating. All of this, of course, is achieved through data points coming from your Facebook profile.
Similarly, Tinder has also rolled out an update in select test cities that allows users to suggest matches for friends.
With these updates, Tinder and Bumble are moving even deeper into the social networking space, acknowledging that people could use help making all kinds of connections, not just romantic ones.
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- How much trust would you put in an algorithm, and the data points you are feeding it, to find you a match?
- Has social media made “real-life” connections easier? better? Or has it replaced them?
- In what other ways do you predict that social media will be able to create connectivity?