On Friday (local time) the dating app announced it would be rolling out a ‘Height Verification Badge’ (HVB).
The feature would require users to input their “true, accurate height” along with a photo of themselves standing next to any commercial building. Tinder’s algorithm would then verify if they’re really as tall as they say they are via a badge on their profile.
Tinder claims to have developed the HVB years ago, but hoped users would be honest enough not to need it. It looks as though that’s not the case.
“It’s come to our attention that most of you 5’10ers out there are actually 5’6,” the company said in a statement. “The charade must stop.”
There have been a lot of negative reactions to the HVB from men, many of whom seem to feel personally aggrieved at the idea of being honest about their height.
Some are demanding Tinder rolls out a weight verification feature so that women will be equally targeted.
Cool with this. Just add a weight verification as well for the ladies who love to show those old pics!
— Bob Loblaw (@BobLoblawtx) March 29, 2019
Some suspect the HVB is an early April Fool’s prank, but others believe it could be a real feature as it was announced several days before April 1.
Image: GoTinder Blog