It’s often said romantic partners need the approval of our friends and family.

But now the dating app Tinder is taking things a step further, by enabling friends and family of users to recommend potential matches.

Under the Tinder Matchmaker feature, users will be able to grant others access to their accounts for 24 hours so they can suggest likes.

Tinder says it makes dating a “team sport”, but one dating expert warned there could be privacy concerns.

It is not uncommon to discuss swipes or potential matches with friends in real life, or even hand the phone to someone else to handle swipes for a while.

The Matchmaker feature sends profiles to a group of selected people, chosen by the user, so they can scroll through and give their opinions.

This group cannot like or reject potential matches, but can make recommendations.

The feature will first be rolled out in 15 countries, including the UK, the US and Australia, before going global in a few months’ time.

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