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Say goodbye to dating fake celebrities

Say goodbye to dating fake celebrities
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As if catfishing wasn't hard enough to deal with for online daters, how awful would it be to be catfished by a "celebrity?"

Tell me if this has ever happened to you: You're browsing through possible matches on Tinder when you come across your ultimate celebrity crush. This is the moment you've been waiting for! But how do you know if you just matched with James Franco or James Fake-o?

Every day, there are 26 million matches made on Tinder, and the service tries its best to make sure those profiles are attached to real people. That's why the online dating app has announced that it will feature the verified logo for celebrities' real Tinder accounts.

The icon looks exactly like it does for verified Twitter and Instagram accounts - it's just a tiny blue check mark in the corner of a celebrity's profile photo.

The Verified tag doesn't just apply to celebrities, it also includes "notable public figures" and athletes, which is good news considering the app's popularity at last year's Olympic games.

Below is an example of what the new verified accounts will look like.

Tinder verifies

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Source: Tinder Blog
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