Tinder Now Has A Tool To Verify Someone's Height
It’s the “thing you never asked for, but definitely always wanted -- Tinder Height Verification,” the company said in a tweet.
There's a good amount of lying and embellishment on Tinder and dating apps to begin with, and one of the biggest lies men tell is they are over 6-feet tall.
No more, Tinder says.
“It’s come to our attention that most of you 5-foot-10ers (177.8cm) out there are actually 5-foot-6 (167.64cm). The charade must stop,” the company said on their blog.
To verify your height, “simply input your true, accurate height with a screenshot of you standing next to any commercial building,” Tinder says.
If they are able to verify your height -- and you didn’t lie -- your height will be verified on your account.
It’s become a bit of a meme on social media recently, where women turn away men on Tinder and other dating apps if the guy is under 6-feet (182.88cm) tall.
For what it’s worth, Tinder states only 14.5 percent of American males are over 6-feet tall.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian man is 175.6cm (5-foot-7).
The world's tallest men are in the Netherlands, where the average height for a male is 1.838m, or just over six foot.