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Sound of the swipe: Tinder now lets you use Spotify to find a date

Music speaks to people, and in dating, sometimes it can speak for them as well. Starting today, Tinder users can pin a song to their profile as their Tinder Anthem, courtesy of Spotify.

With or without a Spotify account, all Tinder users can add an Anthem song to their profile and preview other Tinder users’ Anthems. Once Tinder users open the app for the first time after updating it, they will be notified that Spotify has been added to their dating quest. Users will then be able to choose to opt-in to the Spotify integration and choose a Tinder Anthem and/or simply connect their Spotify account. All users will be able to search through more than 30 million songs from Spotify’s library straight from the Tinder app until they find the song that speaks to them.


Every Tinder user can sample a bit more of the musical tastes of another Tinder user beyond their Anthem. But, only Tinder users who have connected their Spotify account will be able to select and edit a list of up to 20 of the Top Artists on Spotify to add to their profile. Tinder’s algorithm will choose 10 of Spotify’s top artists to display on a profile at a time, including any artists you and a potential match have both selected. Any Tinder user can preview the most popular song on Spotify from every artist on another profile.

Tinder will also be trying to help you soundtrack your dating life on Spotify with curated playlists. Dubbed “Tinder Music,” the dating app will have playlists under five themes “Pre-Swipe,” “Discovery,” “Match,” “Love at First Swipe,” and “Date Night.

The world leader in subscription on-demand music streaming started flirting with online dating back in June when it partnered with dating app Bumble, founded by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe. There have also been other dating apps dedicated to matching people based on music taste, such as which allows people to search for artists and/or songs and find people with similar interests.

With millions of people using both Tinder and Spotify every day, Beyoncé may help you get a date.

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