It sounds like a distinctly racy idea, but dating service Tinder claims its new ‘group date’ service isn’t what you think.
Until now the app focused on finding dates - but the new feature will allow groups of friends to meet up.
But absolutely, definitely, not for sex, Tinder’s chief executive Sean Rad said.
Others are less convinced, with analyst Ben Wood from CCS Insight saying, ‘Tinder is seen by many as being a hook-up site.
‘So, it needs to be careful. By expanding in this direction, rather than becoming a more interesting social meeting service, it could be perceived as an orgy app.’
Tinder’s chief executive Sean Rad said, ‘It definitely allows you to make connections beyond just romantic ones.
‘We look at Tinder as not just being a dating app, but capturing your entire social life. And your social life has so many different aspects to it.