But – and it’s quite a big but – would you use a dating app to find a plus one for a wedding? The folks at Tinder evidently think that some people might, because they’ve just introduced a new function for this very purpose.
From this week, users can join the Plus One hub in Tinder’s Explore section to indicate to fellow members that they’re looking to find a date for an upcoming wedding.
“We know many of our members are looking for a Plus One for their next wedding and we’re excited to now give them a way to do exactly that on Tinder,” said Tinder’s VP of Product Innovation, Kyle Miller, in a news release.
Clearly, the idea of taking a total stranger to a friend’s wedding is a pretty ridiculous. However, if you’ve got loads of weddings coming up and no one to go with, it could make sense to build a friendship with someone who would make a fun plus one.
Tinder says that it’s seen a 45% increase in people mentioning “plus one” in their bios since the start of the year, which suggests it’s an issue playing on people’s minds. And that’s understandable given that bringing a painfully rude or rude and ungrateful plus one is a definite wedding faux pas.
Plus, according to a recent survey, over 60% of people are more likely to accept a wedding invitation if they can bring a plus one. Meanwhile, 32% of people say they’re more likely to bring a plus one to a large wedding, while 21% are more likely to bring one to a wedding with an open bar.
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