On March 29, Tinder tweeted out this short video with an accompanying blog post announcing a new height verification feature for the dating website “to require everyone under 6’ to own up to their real height”:
— Tinder (@Tinder) March 29, 2019
We assume this was an early April Fool’s Day joke:
Two things: this is an April Fools joke done a bit early.
And this is buzz-bait. https://t.co/soc6asV9C6
— Mark R. Weaver (@MarkRWeaver) March 30, 2019
This has to be an early April fools joke. https://t.co/COxFilaIQy
— 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 5’10 and 5’11 who are for some reason missing from the demonstration video:
More from Tinder:
Say goodbye to height fishing.
Let’s be real, when it comes to online dating — 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.
It’s come to our attention that most of you 5’10ers out there are actually 5’6. The charade must stop. This type of dishonestly doesn’t just hurt your matches — it hurts us, too. Did it ever occur to you that we’re 5’6 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 6’ to own up to their real height, we’re bringing truthfulness back into the world of online dating.
April Fool’s Day really is the worst day on this website:
Do is all a favor and don’t post that April Fool’s link tomorrow. It’s already almost too difficult to separate satire from reality with some of the news coming out.
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithDC) April 1, 2019