On March 29, Tinder tweeted out this short video with an accompanyingÂ blog post announcing a new height verification feature for the dating website âto require everyone under 6â to own up to their real heightâ:
â Tinder (@Tinder) March 29, 2019
We assume this was an early April Foolâs Day joke:
Two things: this is an April Fools joke done a bit early.
And this is buzz-bait. https://t.co/soc6asV9C6
â Mark R. Weaver (@MarkRWeaver) March 30, 2019
This has to be an early April fools joke. https://t.co/COxFilaIQy
â Kyle Hanagami (@KyleHanagami) March 30, 2019
Well, we *hope* it was an April Fools Day joke because, if not, the Tinder engineers will have to rework their measuring tape in the app to account for people 5â10 and 5â11 who are for some reason missing from the demonstration video:
More from Tinder:
Say goodbye to height fishing.
Letâs be real, when it comes to online dating â honesty is the best policy. Yes, your height matters as long as every other shallow aspect of physical attraction does. Please try not to take it to heart.
Itâs come to our attention that most of you 5â10ers out there are actually 5â6. The charade must stop. This type of dishonestly doesnât just hurt your matches â it hurts us, too. Did it ever occur to you that weâre 5â6 and actually love our medium height? Did it ever occur to you that honesty is what separates humans from sinister monsters? Of course not.
You were only thinking of yourself. Well, height-lying ends here. To require everyone under 6â to own up to their real height, weâre bringing truthfulness back into the world of online dating.
April Foolâs Day really is the worst day on this website:
Do is all a favor and donât post that April Foolâs link tomorrow. Itâs already almost too difficult to separate satire from reality with some of the news coming out.
â Ben Smith (@BenSmithDC) April 1, 2019
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