During this time of social distancing and self-isolation, making new human connections is more difficult than ever. But Tinder is trying its hardest to make meeting new people easier by making its Passport feature free. Passport allows users to swipe on people from all over the world, no matter where you’re located. You can simply type in your desired city, anywhere in the world, and immediately start exploring potential matches. Currently, Passport is only available to Tinder Plus and Gold subscribers, which costs $10-$15 per month. Starting next week and lasting until April 30, the feature will be free.
Shar Dubey, CEO of Tinder’s parent company Match Group, told employees that the newly free feature will give users “the technology to share, learn and listen to those that are experiencing this same situation in different geographies during an unprecedented period of isolation.”
Even though you might not be able to fly across the world right now to meet your new match in person, Passport will allow you to get creative with your swipes, pass some time chatting with new matches, and maybe even give you some trip-planning ideas once the coronavirus crisis is over. Visiting your new international Tinder pen pal could be the perfect excuse to travel once social distancing is a thing of the past.