Tinder Swiping Has Now Become A Family Affair And We're Dying Inside

Forget playing charades and watching the Eastenders Christmas specials this Yuletide, you can now enjoy hours of endless fun swiping on Tinder with the family

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Whether it's watching Strictly Come Dancing on a Saturday night or booking a two-week break to the south of Spain, there are numerous PG-rated activities you can do with your family to enjoy each other's company, share a hobby or indulge in a spot of light entertainment.

But, what if we told you that you can now enjoy Tinder with Mum Dad, Uncle Jim and Grandma Ethel, all in the comfort of your own home?

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According to the app's press release published earlier this week, Tinder has teamed up with Apple TV so that you can now enjoy swiping left and right with the advice and input from your nearest and dearest.

'Why swipe alone when you can let Aunt Donna have a say?' reads the press release.

'She's known you since you were two; she's watched you grow. If she says you should swipe right on that nice girl in the penguin costume, you swipe right on that nice girl in the penguin costume.'

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Er, how about no, Aunt Donna? My taste in men and women has some what changed since I used to enjoy dressing as a bumble bee and would kiss my Boyzone poster on my wall before bedtime.

Back off my Tinder account.

According to Wired, the Tinder's TV app uses Apple's new 'swipeable remote control' which allows you (or, you know, you're entire family) to swipe and give profiles a Super Like in exactly the same way on your phone.

So, if you thought sitting around the television to watch the Queen's speech and re-runs of programmes counting down the best comedies of all time was a bad enough thought this Christmas, now you have the added joy of having to keep an eye on the remote control at all times in fear that your Dad might go rogue on your Tinder profile.

Is there no mercy in the world?

So, if you'd like to ruin Christmas this year and date from your television set, here's how you can do it:

1. Go to the App Store on Apple TV and download Tinder.

2. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.

3. Start swiping. To view more details about a profile, click the trackpad ; swipe left, right and super like by swiping up; and shake the remote to Rewind your swipe (for Tinder Plus subscribers only). After all, a few glasses of Baileys in this Christmas and you won't know what you're swiping for.

4. When you've finished, sign out. Otherwise, your family is going to have a field day messing with your profile.

Good luck.

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