Tinder Update To Verify Celebrity Profiles Could Help Us Score Famous Dates

14/08/2014 16:41 | Updated 20 May 2015

Everyone who's used Tinder (so that's pretty much every single with a working smart phone) will have spotted the occasional celeb profile on their swiping adventures. But of course, their authenticity is always in question: creeps could easily rip pictures of said famous person to create a profile that wouldn't take a whole episode of Catfish to suss is a fake.

Lindsay Lohan and Jimmy Fallon

But seeing as REAL celebs are using Tinder (Lindsay Lohan isn't shy of Instagramming her Tinder LOLs and the Sochi athletes were all over it), bosses are implementing ways for them to verify their authenticity.

Co-founder Sean Rad told TIME magazine: "We've had celebrities reach out to us frequently throughout the last year, sort of calling out various frustrations convincing users that they were actually who they are.

"One impediment is that sometimes their Facebook accounts, which we pull information from, includes different names than their actual likeness... So [celebrities] were asking for the ability to modify their Tinder name and maybe have a verified badge."

He confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that new filters will allow famous folk to enter Tinder in a different way.

So now, us non famous types can swipe right when we see Ryan Gosling safe in the knowledge that if we miraculously score a date with him it really will be Ryan Gosling that shows up. Ok.... So more likely it'll just mean that we know which of these fifty Jamie Laing from Made In Chelsea profiles is the real deal. But still...

Let the celeb-real people mingling begin.


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