It’s time to let the cat out of the bag: hopping on Tinder, the number one dating app in the world, to look for a travel buddy is a perfect dating hack the online dating world may have been keeping from you. It’s the perfect time to cast a light on this dating hack as Pinoy hodophiles have been on a revenge travel mode.
Yes, revenge travel is a thing! People across the globe are pumped up to make up for lost times after lockdowns halted their plans for two years. Suffice to say, there’s no stopping Pinoy travelers from exploring the world once more. But there is so much more to it than meets the eye. Travel enthusiasts have been expressing their intent to finally get out of the virtual world, meet new people and finally satisfy their need for human connection IRL.
Papri Dev, Head of APAC Communications at Tinder said, “Tinder today is all about sparks and human connections that are often formed through shared interests. Although romance is essentially still what many members use Tinder for, many of them are also on the app to look for platonic or other forms of relationship. This, perhaps, is the reason why many singletons turn to Tinder to look for travel buddies. And we are happy to be the platform that gives them the safe space to explore how connections and sparks fly for them.”
Welcome to Tinder Explore
Forget about tweeting “LF: travel buddy” and welcome to Tinder Explore! Tinder has made it easier for Pinoy daters to score a match with someone who shares the same interests. There are a few Interests on Tinder Explore to hop onto and look for a travel date for your next adventure.
Easily the home to globetrotters, Wanderlust is the best Interest to join in to look for someone to travel the world with. The potential matches from this group are possibly always seconds away from packing their things and have their merry way to wherever with you.
Pinas muna? Not a problem. You’ve probably been dying to explore the Philippines. It’s not a stretch to say that the entire archipelago is waiting for you. Hop on Nature Lovers to look for someone to discover hidden gems with. Thrill Seekers is your best bet for some adrenaline-induced activities anywhere in the Philippines.
Here’s a pro-tip to make your search for a travel-date more exciting: you can either include in your bio your travel plans or make it more thrilling by matching with a fellow traveller first before spontaneously deciding together which place to explore.
Meet Tinder Passport
It’s not your typical passport, nope. It’s more powerful than that. It requires no verification by the bureau of immigration. It lets you meet people from the other parts of the country (or the other sides of the world) even if you’re not there yet.
It’s, Tinder Passport.
Tinder Passport is the 21st century power that solivagants didn’t know they must possess. Getting information ahead about the destination straight from a local is arguably better than google. Tinder Passport does just that by allowing you to pin your location anywhere in the world and match with locals at your destination – indeed, the perfect way to know the best places to visit, activities to experience and food to try before you get there. If you’re lucky, you might get a place and a tour guide for free!
Tinder Keeps You Safe
Travel-dates are more fun when it’s safe. Tinder has built-in safety features to keep dating experiences more memorable. Made especially for the LGBTQIA+ members, Tinder has Traveler Alert that warns them of potential dangers when they are in a country that criminalizes their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
There’s no denying that revenge travel has prompted people to unleash the globetrotters, rovers, roadies, and wayfarers in them. Give in and explore! Don’t forget to make it more exciting by hopping on Tinder and putting this dating hack to a test.