Just in case you didn't already know, the UK is gearing up for a general election on December 12.

Your vote could help change the country as we know it, but in order to get involved you'll need to register first.

And according to recent research by Democracy Counts single people are the least likely to turn out to the polls, but they make up a third of the voting population.

So in order to ensure young singletons have their say, dating app Tinder are encouraging their users to register to vote through the platform.

Tinder have launched swipe cards

This new feature is a first for UK Tinder users.

From now until November 26, people with the app will be served a swipe card while they're looking through potential matches.

This card highlights that a single vote is a powerful one.

With just one swipe users will be taken directly to the UK election registration page to register to vote.

The swipe card reads: "A single vote does make a difference. Let's show how powerful we are. Register to vote."

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As well as encouraging people to vote, Tinder have also recently revealed they are taking steps to protect trans users.

In a blog post, Tinder CEO Elie Seidman acknowledged that using the app "hasn't always been easy for everyone".

She wrote: "I want to address the transgender community and share the steps we've taken towards inclusivity across our entire business - from improving our product, to training our people, to using our platform to tell real stories from members of the community.

"Our trans members have been very vocal about the banning of our transgender members, especially transgender women.

"Trans people continue to be reported at higher rates by cisgender members simply for being who they are."

Seidman explained that in order to put a stop to this, Tinder would be redirecting complaints about transgender accounts to an escalations team.

She added: "We are sincerely committed to making Tinder a place where all people feel welcome – and will update you as we continue to make improvements across our company and within our global community."