Tinder users on a hot spring break locale can wipe off potential matches early on, with Tinder for the first time embarking on event-based matchmaking. Tinder's Spring Break Mode is a new feature for sophomore users starting this week. With this feature, Tinder U users can check where they are going to Spring Break, and then look at other college students traveling to the same destination.  This feature is only supported for selected locations, including Cabo, Mexico. Lake Havasu, Arizona; Las Vegas; Miami; New Orleans; Puerto Rico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; San Diego, California; a "stay" and others. The app prioritizes students who attend the same school and have the same vacation plans, but users will eventually see students from all over the country who want to travel to the same place.
It commemorates the Tinder's Passport feature, which lets users be aware of swipe people on other places, usually before traveling. The Spring Break mode is interesting because Tinder does not explicitly offer matches to events. At the same time, the company has said it focuses on its youngest users and especially on college students. Therefore, it is not surprising that it tests these types of features with Tinder U.