Tinder Launches Next Phase of Updated Consent Drive in Australia

Tinder Australia has launched an updated version of its Dating Dictionary: Consent Edition. The guide, developed in partnership with Teach Us Consent Founder and consent advocate Chanel Contos, doubles down on the dating app behemoth’s ongoing commitment to creating a fun, safe, and respectful online dating experience. 

As part of this phase in its consent drive, Tinder has also announced the development of an online Consent Course for Australian daters that will be available on its School of Swipe later this year.

The launch of the updated Dating Dictionary: Consent Edition comes follows the recent launch of the Australian Government’s Consent Framework promoting healthy sexual relationships and consent. As part of the guide, Tinder has updated definitions of its key consent terms, outlined five key concepts of consent, and introduced example of ways to incorporate consent checks into dating routines. 

The focus on consent comes as research by Tinder and YouGov in Australia demonstrated a need for better education on consent, with just 55% of Australian Gen Z and Millennial dating app users saying they are confident that they know ‘very well’ what consent is. Confirming the need for education around the issue, 45% of those polled said they knew ‘something’ or admitted they know ‘little to nothing’ about consent. 

Tinder and Chanel will also develop a free and revolutionary consent course for the dating app, with content going live in its School of Swipe resource centre in September. The educational course will use multimedia content to address the complexities of consent in relationships amongst young Australian adults in a series of modules.

Tinder’s Communications Director in Australia, Kirsty Dunn comments, “Clearly defining what is – and what isn’t – consent, is essential to help keep Aussies safe. Our Tinder Dating Dictionary: Consent Edition V2 not only defines key consent terms but also puts these into context and shares practical ways to apply consent check-ins throughout the dating journey.”

She continues: “We’re also really excited to work with Chanel Contos on developing our upcoming consent course as part of our continued commitment to giving Aussie daters the tools required to communicate clearly and build healthy relationships. User safety is at the core of what we do. It all started with mutual matching, we don’t allow photos or links to be exchanged in our chat and we have a range of safety features to help encourage better behaviour and to make dating safer. With so many of today’s dating interactions now starting with a Swipe™, we want to ensure they are safe and consensual, above all.”

Teach Us Consent Founder and consent advocate, Chanel Contos said: “I’m proud to be working with Tinder to help educate young Aussies on such an important issue. Tinder’s research clearly shows there is a need to continue to educate the nation on consent from words such as fawning or stealthing, to the ways in which to ask for, give, and revoke consent. The Dating Dictionary: Consent Edition – and the consent course to come – help set the record straight so that young daters can enter relationships more respectfully and with a clearer understanding of what consent concepts mean and how to respect boundaries.”

Click here to access Tinder’s Dating Dictionary: Consent Edition V2. 

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