- The changes are also retroactive and prevent participation in past lawsuits.
- You can opt out of the changes, though the process is not extremely straightforward and you have a limited amount of time to do so.
Hey uh if you have Tinder, you should probably opt-out of their new Arbitration Agreement (at least as far as I understand it)
You can read their new terms here:https://t.co/iT9Y4T0RAk pic.twitter.com/qbbhvFHHwX
— Chidi’s Endless Stomach Ache (@Harukio) May 10, 2018
Even though you can opt out of the additions, Tinder does not make it easy to do so. You must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, actual address, email address, phone number associated with your Tinder account, and a statement that you are opting out of the “Retroactive Application of this Arbitration Agreement.”
You have until June 7 to opt out of the changes, which are likely an attempt to settle disputes through the American Arbitration Association rather than the court system.
The changes might also be in response to the numerous lawsuits it currently faces. One such lawsuit deals with alleged age discrimination against older users, since those over 30 years old had to pay $20 for Tinder Plus. By comparison, younger users paid either $10 or $15 for the premium service.
Another lawsuit deals with alleged discrimination against transgender individuals. According to Ariel Hawkins, Tinder deleted her profile after she added “camgirl on the side. preop trans woman” to her profile’s bio.
The age and transgender discrimination lawsuits are ongoing.