Tinder has introduced a new feature aimed at making swiping during music festival season a bit easier and, presumably, less existentially disconcerting.

Thursday, the dating app announced its Festival Mode plans, marking a partnership with AEG Worldwide and Live Nation. Described as a "unique in-app experience," Festival Mode allows users to swipe with fellow festival attendees before even arriving to it. This is facilitated using profile badges for upcoming festivals, which—once a user opts in for Festival Mode—will give them a chance to swipe with people going to the same event(s).


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In other words, to quote Tinder, you can "match up with someone who won't mind that you haven't showered in two days." 

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For a full list of participating 2019 festivals, see below:

  • EDC Las Vegas                                
  • Hangout                                       
  • All Points East (UK)                     
  • Gov Ball                                   
  • Parklife (UK)                                 
  • Bonnaroo                                      
  • Firefly                                            
  • British Summer Time (UK)        
  • Lovebox (UK)                                  
  • Faster Horses                                   
  • Hard Summer                                  
  • EDC Orlando       

Each festival's corresponding badge will be available for profile-adding approximately three weeks before each start date.