So, you’re going for a cheeky swipe, you see someone that you like and next thing you know ‘It’s A Match’! and you have absolutely nothing witty or enticing to say. Do you opt for the cheesy Tinder pick-up line? Perhaps, “If you were a triangle, you’d be acute one,” do you jump straight in and ask for a dinner date, or go ultimate sleaze ask her to check out your bedroom?
If words just aren’t your forte, or you’ve just got serious writer’s block, Tinder has made life that little bit easier by adding the option to send GIFs via the chat function.
Tinder CEO, Sean Rad, said in a statement that GIFs are “a more nuanced and compelling way than with verbal language alone.”
Users can take advantage of the new feature by tapping the blue button when typing out a message which gives you access to GIPHY’s extensive GIF library.
Tinder has made a few more cool updates to the app as well. You can choose photos straight from your phone’s camera roll, resulting in more flattering (and possibly more misleading) profiles, and they’ve also updated the design of the card stack in on the main screen for easier swiping and sleazing.
Why say it with words, when you can find true love with a GIF? Check out the video below and see how it works IRL.