Tinder and Spotify Are Taking the Swiping Experience to the Next Level

In a new partnership with Spotify, Tinder now lets you find matches based on shared music taste.

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“What kind of music are you into?” Though it’s widely considered a trite—and often dreaded—question, there’s a good reason why many people ask this on a first date. A person’s musical taste says a lot about him/her. There have even been entire studies that linked people’s music preferences to their core values. But, more than anything, it’s just nice to know your potential mate won’t hit skip during your favorite track. God knows just how tragic that would be.

Thankfully, Tinder recognizes the importance of music when it comes to dating, which is why it’s teamed up with Spotify for some exciting new features. Starting this week, the dating app will allow users to link their Spotify accounts to Tinder, where they can display and listen to their top tracks on the streaming service. They'll also be able to see which users share their taste in music. Non-Spotify users will be able to preview others’ top songs; however, everyone—regardless if they have a Spotify account—will be able to post an "Anthem" on their profiles. It’s basically a single track that sums up who the person is.

Here’s how to add an Anthem:

  • Search Spotify to find your Anthem even if you haven’t connected your Spotify account to Tinder.  
  • Visit your Profile Settings in Tinder to connect your Spotify account (or download Spotify from the App Store or Google Play to create a new account for free).
  • Select which of your favorite Spotify artists you’d like to display on your Tinder profile.
  • Start swiping to see who shares your taste in music.

Tinder featuring Spotify officially launches Tuesday.

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