One of the ways Tinder changed online dating was that before that, most dating websites allowed users to message each other. This meant that even if you weren’t interested in the other person, they could still talk to you. Tinder changed that by only allowing users who match with each other to message each other.


However in a bid to give women more control over their matches, it seems that Tinder in India is testing out extra controls for women. One of those features is called “My Move”, in which even if both users have matched with each other, the woman is the one that has to start the conversation, meaning that they essentially have a second chance to decide whether or not they want to pursue a conversation with their match.

Speaking to Reuters, Taru Kapoor, General Manager for Tinder owner Match Group (MTCH.O) in India said, “We’re a platform based on mutual respect, consent, and choice. (Users) can shape their own destiny, connect with people they feel comfortable with and at all points of time, feel in control. Our users have the autonomy, especially women have the autonomy, on how to be engaged, to be empowered, to control their experience.”

The feature will only be available in India at first where it will be tested, but it is expected that it will eventually make its way to other markets. Note that this feature isn’t exactly pioneered by Tinder as before this, dating app Bumble offered up similar features as well.

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