REUTERS - Tinder is exploring how to blur the boundaries between offline and online worlds, said CEO Renate Nyborg at the Reuters Next conference. Asked about the company's plans around dating in the metaverse, Nyborg said: "From a Tinder perspective, we've been talking about a Tinderverse internally, which is more about blurring the boundaries between offline and online." The metaverse broadly refers to the idea of shared virtual spaces that people can access through different devices and where they can move through digital environments. These spaces may use virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR). Facebook, which recently changed its name to Meta Platforms Inc, is one of the many tech companies making bets on metaverse technologies. Bumble said during its November earnings call that it wants to prepare for "whatever emerges in the metaverse." To watch the Reuters Next conference register here.