Tinder Settles Lawsuit Over Age Discrimination for $17.3 Million
Tinder agreed to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit by users in California who is 29 or above, claiming they had to pay a premium over younger users for special features in the dating app.
According to a filing Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, the settlement covers around 230,000 subscribers to Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold in California aged 29 or above and valued at $23 million.
As a result, there will be a consideration for users with an active account who fall under the settlement will get 40 super likes automatically, which is equivalent to around $50. On top of that, an additional 25 super likes (worth $25 in cash) will be offered at a discounted deal or free one-month subscription to Tinder Plus or Gold.
As this class action lawsuit only applies to California, the age-discrimination problem will continue in other states within US and even the rest of the world. It is not a great look for company to charge different users differently on the same service based on their age.
Source: Tech Co