In search of the “love of his life,” 21-year-old Nico Tackfield logs onto Tinder about four nights a week.
And as of Tuesday, Tackfield and other users of the matchmaking app can choose to add soundtracks to their online singles’ profiles, giving prospective matches some insight into their musical tastes.
Tinder announced Tuesday a new update that will allow users to sync their Spotify accounts to their Tinder profiles, enabling them to display their favorite music.
With the update, they will be able to choose artists and singular “anthems” to appear on their profiles.
Tackfield said if he had an anthem, it would be “Guru” by Coast Modern.
He said the electronic-reggae song captures his laid-back attitude and affinity for the beach.
“I’m all about the good vibes,” the UF civil engineering senior said.
To activate the new feature, users must visit their profile settings on Tinder to connect their two accounts and then select what artists and anthems they would like to display on their profiles.
To Haylee Hammond, a 19-year-old UF microbiology sophomore who uses Tinder, the move makes perfect sense.
She said musical preferences hint at people’s personalities and would make finding matches easier.
“I think music is something that a lot of people can relate to,” she said. “I think that if you like similar artists or genres it can be a bonding point between people.”