If you’re into online dating at all, and even if you aren’t, you’ve probably heard of Tinder. Tinder is a match-making social app, or as it’s commonly referred to, an online dating app. With 30 billion matches so far, it is considered to be the most popular of all the dating apps.
Rather than a site that’s used for long term, meaningful relationships, Tinder is an app more well known for being a dating application for people looking for something casual, especially casual hookups or one-night stands – but sometimes the matches result in a long lasting relationship.
Members can state in their bio that they’re looking for something more than casual. This widely popular dating app is a hit with people in their twenties and is known for basing the matches on the physical appearance of the members.
If someone is interested in a possible match, based on a picture, a small bio, and common interests, they’ll swipe right. If they want to move on, then they’ll swipe left.
Easy Sign Up
It’s easy to sign up for an account on Tinder. You first have to install the Tinder app on your phone, and create an account. If you have an iPhone, go to the App Store, where it says you can “match, chat, & meet new people”. If you have an Android, get it from the Google Play Store, where it is described as an app for “meeting new people”.
Then you simply have to give the app permission to connect with you using Facebook. Once you do that, Tinder sets up your profile using limited preferences. So you won’t have to go through a lengthy questionnaire process like you do on other dating sites.
It’s one of the fastest social dating apps to join and matches are primarily based on the member locations. Once you’re on the app, you work to get matches based on the member profiles that you’re shown.
Swipe Right for Yes, Swipe Left for No
Deciding if you want to know more, you either swipe right for yes or left for no. The app knows when two members choose a right swipe on each other’s possible match and then they allow communication between the two members after that happens.
You can’t communicate with anyone on the app unless you choose to right swipe. You’re allowed to send texts, likes or GIFs when you communicate. You can’t see multiple profiles at once and there is a limit on how many views you’re allowed to see.
You can choose the Superlike feature – which means that you’re highly interested in that person’s profile. You can also choose to use Tinder Boost, which is a feature that pushes your profile to the top for a limited time.
Many members find it helpful to get involved with Tinder Social, which is allows you to group date with your friends. Another feature that makes Tinder so well liked is the Tinder Passport.
This lets you match even if you’re not in that location. This is a feature that’s good for people who travel. What users like about Tinder was how fast and easy it is to get started on the app.
The platform also has the ability to be paired with your Instagram.
Cost of Using Tinder
If all you’re looking for is a basic account without any extras, you can choose the free option. The cost of using Tinder for a paid account is $9.99 – but only if you’re younger than thirty years old. If you’re older than that, you’ll pay double that amount.
Tinder is widely seen as a playground for the young. But older people also seem to be getting in on the action, and at least 1.5 million people, 45 and older, now swiping right to find a match.