Over half of UK graduates met a partner at university and now Tinder Uni can help you meet yours
New research from Tinder* reveals that 53% of graduates across the UK met a current or previous partner during their studies and 62% of those are still with someone they met at university. With students embarking on new or continued university journeys, Tinder is embracing all the feels with the launch of Tinder Uni to help students spark on-campus connections.
Tinder Uni, which can be found in Tinder Explore**, makes it easier than ever for students to shoot their shot with the hottie down the hall, or even take it slightly further afield by matching with members from nearby universities. Tinder Uni ensures only current students can access the feature by verifying members through their university email address.
So, whether Tinder members are looking for someone who can match their party stamina, apply that romantic chivalry, or just expand a pre-drinks guest list, Tinder Uni makes it simple to connect with other Tinder members, whether that be from their own university or close by.
Laura Wilkinson-Rea, Senior Director of Comms, UK at Tinder says:
“2022 is a record year for students going to university (425.8K to be precise)*** and with nearly three quarters* of 18-25 year olds saying that they’re ready to mingle, it makes Tinder Uni the must-have partner this semester.”
Tinder Uni launched recently across the UK and can be accessed by enrolling through the app in just a couple of steps.
- Open your Tinder app and tap on your profile icon
- Tap **Edit Profile**
- Scroll down to the **Education** tab to add your university to your profile.
- Once you have added your uni, tap on the option to **Apply for Tinder Uni**
- Enter and verify your student email address (your email needs to ends with ac.uk)
- You’ve officially enrolled to Tinder Uni 🎉, your uni’s colours will appear across your profile to show other Tinder members where you study!
*This survey was conducted by Opinium on behalf of Tinder: 1,000 18-25 year olds and 1,000 university graduates, which includes those still studying, between the 29th September to 2nd October 2022.
**Explore is the interactive space on Tinder, which gives Tinder members the opportunity to view other Tinder profiles by interest and pastimes such as ‘Gamers’, ‘Social Causes’, ‘Animal Parents’. Explore provides Tinder members with new ways of connecting using a growing list of shared social experiences, including Hot Takes, Vibes, Swipe Night, Music Mode and Blind Date.
***GOV.UK 2022 static for the Department of Education.
Tinder was launched at a hackathon in Hatch Labs, an incubator owned by IAC, in 2012 and is the world’s most popular app for meeting new people. Available in 190 countries and 40+ languages, it’s been downloaded more than 530 million times and led to more than 75 billion matches. Tinder is a registered trademark of Match Group, LLC.