Tinder Says Goodbye to Matches in This Country

Tinder decided to stop providing service in this country; should we applaud it, or it took them too long?

Isabel Cara

Match Group, the parent “home” of Tinder, announced this week that it will stop “servicing” Russia in the coming months backing its decision in defense of human rights.

“We are committed to protecting human rights. Our brands are taking steps to restrict access to their services in Russia and will complete their withdrawal from the Russian market by June 30, 2023,″ one can read in their annual impact report in which, among many other topics, they talk about their position on respect for human rights.

This decision to close Tinder from Russia also goes hand in hand with the government of that country’s strengthened laws to regulate the technology sector in a context of constant political repression. Tinder is not the only technology company that decided to close its doors in the country, remember that Meta and Twitter were the first companies suspended in March 2022.

For their part, Apple and Google stopped offering their products a few months later. Also, Electronic Arts, the famous video game company, stopped selling its content in the country and Belarus due to the war.

The final withdrawal of Tinder in the Russian market will be before June 30, and deactivated payment options for users in that country in April 2022.

Story written in Spanish by Daniela Bosch in Cultura Colectiva