Tinder’s partnership with Lyft has gone live, allowing users to buy and send ride credits to their matches ahead of offline dates.
The feature was originally announced in March but is only now available in Tinder’s new Explore hub.
To ensure safety, the recipient doesn’t need to share their home address and can book all of the details themselves. However, the sender can choose to set the drop off location and pickup time for the ride.
They also have the option to send one-way or return trips and get a refund if the full trip isn’t utilised.
At the original announcement, Tinder’s SVP of Business Development and Partnerships David Wyler said: “Like any relationship, it’s about the right place at the right time and there really is no better moment for our brands to work together.
“We’re excited to partner with Lyft and work on innovative solutions for our members who are looking forward to getting back out there.”
Tinder hopes that the partnership will help users feel more safe and comfortable when moving on from virtual dates. Activity on the ride-sharing service has been continually increasing throughout 2021, as people are getting back out and socialising again.
Earlier this week, Tinder started to roll out its new virtual currency in Australia. Users can pay for coins, or earn them by being active on the app, and can use them to purchase premium features such as Super Likes and Boosts.
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