Tinder was created by internet entrepreneurs Sean Rad, Chris Gylczynski, Joe Munoz, Dinesh Moorjani, Jonathan Badeen, Whitney Wolfe, and Justin Mateen (although this information is often disputed). Tinder was first introduced at college campuses in 2012 as a social network dating site. Typical dating sites require no introduction or approval before users can message each other. For messaging to begin on Tinder, it is required that users swipe right or "like" each other and swipe left if they aren't interested. While Tinder does not release exact statistics on their popular dating app, there are a few details they have revealed:
Tinder has more of a game approach to matching online daters. This service is similar to "Hot or Not." Men and women set their interests (in men or women) then simply rate people in their area to see if there's a mutual match. Users swipe right to "like another user's profile and swipe left to reject profiles. Profiles display multiple photos and a brief introduction or pick-up lines. Tinder keeps things fair for daters by only allowing communication to members that have already "swiped" or shared an interest in each other. This is helpful for people that don't want to be harassed or approached by every member of the site. Other sites make dating unfair based on looks and can be overwhelming for the confident, and under rewarding for those who aren't physically fit to compare to other daters on the app.
Tinder is free to use for all users but also has a few options for upgrade. Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold can be purchased on a month-to-month subscription basis. Tinder Plus provides bonus features such as more "super likes," the ability to see profiles in other locations, and the ability to undo and previous right or left swipes. Tinder Gold includes all Tinder Plus features, but its biggest draw is the "Likes You" feature. This lets users see who has already swiped right on their profile, so they pick and choose from people the men and women who already like them.
While Tinder is one of the newer online dating sites (founded in 2012), it has quickly grown in popularity among users of all ages. To date, Tinder boasts that they have had 9 billion potential matches. Many people view the popular dating app as a 'hookup app.' But Tinder's website displays stories of relationships and marriages coming from the online dating social network. Tinder can be used for whatever type of dating you're looking for: "Friends, dates, relationships, and everything in between."
Along with a high number of users comes a high number of reviews for both iPhone and Android. The Tinder iOS app has over 110k reviews. With all those reviews, they still have a 3.5/5 star average rating. The Tinder Google Play app has even more reviews - 1.4 million and an average 4/5 stars.
Tinder's newest update offers improved recommendations. Now, instead of users coming up randomly in your area, Tinder will try and show you matches that they think you will like (based on previous swiping history and what you have in common).
This dating service is exceptionally superficial up front. Members rate other daters purely on their photos and a short one-liner. There's not much depth in actually getting to know the daters until both members have matched where they may have a conversation. This may leave out potential matches that could work out for a long-term relationship. Generally, the personality is overlooked because this app focuses on an all or nothing approach to rating a person's profile pictures.
Tinder requires an active Facebook account to log in. Members can only use Tinder while linked to their Facebook page. This is the only verification process Tinder uses. In general, they do not conduct criminal background checks or other screenings. Tinder will create a profile based off a user's Facebook information. For members that live in more remote areas, Tinder may seem limited on available profiles. Tinder sets a minimum radius around each user's location of 1 mile and a maximum range of 100 miles.
The app's software is very user friendly. Unfortunately, the other users on the app were trashy and vulgar the majority of the time.
Hated it. Met some of the weirdest people on here. Now I will never date online again
Tinder is a dark place honestly, filled with a lot of not great men. I did find my sort of boyfriend though so that's great.
A great app if you do not want to be in a serious relationship and just enjoy going on random dates. You can also use Tinder to make friends if you're new to an area.
Tinder is a good place to meet new people, but if you're looking for an actual relationship, then you should probably just try to meet people in person somewhere else. Most people are just looking to hook up or just use the app when they're bored.
Tinder is a useful app, especially if you are new to an area and are looking to meet new people your age. I used this app extensively when I moved to Spain and it massively helped me to meet new people from all over the world, friends that I still have to this day. I highly recommend!
Tinder is a very accessible app. I have used Tinder before and in the past and have found positive results in finding a partner.
using tinder is really fun. I’m able to find someone I might be interested in and just meet new people in my local area. The matches sometimes aren’t all that great but it’s still a very nice app. Everything within the app is easy accessible and there’s no issue navigating anything at all.
Tinder is the best dating service out. It is such an easy app to use. User friendly and tries to help you find love. Customer service is great
Tinder has been an awful experience with trying to match with others. I feel like the selection does not accurately match my interests. There is not much interaction from a customer service stance either
The person I went out with lied about their info and I ended up with someone just looking to mess around.
I have met all sorts of people through this app and it really is the most simplified and straightforward dating apps out there. I've used the subscription for a period of time and I like the boosts and ability to see who swiped right on you.
Not a real app for finding a long term relationship. Only used for hookups and finding short term relationships.
Tinder is not the place to truly find relationships but it can be used for other reasons. The app is fairly simple to use, I just dont like the premium prices to essentially find someone for a little time. Overall it is an app I see growing, especially in this time and age.
Tinder is really easy to use and feels like a game when you're swiping left and right. They should review what people say before the message is sent because I've received inappropriate messages that should have been blocked before I got them. I know you can pay for extra services but I would not recommend that since it is expensive and I know from others that it is not worth it.
This is a fun app to use if your single and ready to mingle. I wish you were allowed to swipe back though.
It is very too easy to get your account hacked. I myself have had my account hacked on several occasions.
Amazing company and I love the service. Really fun and easy to use and when my account got hacked the support team was great.
Tinder is by far the most streamlined online dating experience on the market. It is extremely easy to use on mobile devices and the Swipe to match system creates mashes with other people quickly. The only problem at hand is, yes, it is online dating and catfishes are sadly part of the Internet.
Tinder has been am amazing help and has helped me find my amazing husband. The app is easy and the online service is phenomenal
I met my husband on here!! Tinder has options for everyone and what they are looking for! It’s super helpful in finding what you’d like and making you feel safe throughout the whole process. I highly recommend for anyone looking for anything.
I love Tinder! It’s so easy to make your account and get connected with people. I’ve matched with over 100+ and even found my partner on Tinder!
Tinder is super fun! There are always super cool people on the app and the app always provides the distance from others, which is super helpful when setting up dates! Perfect for singles!
I have had great experiences using Tinder in college. The app is easy to use and it's fun to interact with others on the app.
I actually met my current partner on Tinder. It sucks that you have to pay to get more access, but a fun app to kill time.
Its great to meet new friends and causal arrangements! I loved it for those reasons only. I found my best friend on there! Many people use it so that means that its a great app! As for dating, it is not good. People don’t want anything serious like dating so I haven’t been successful in that aspect.
Tinder lets me meet new people in my area and fulfill my needs for instant attention
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Tinder is entertaining and all but they don't screen the people on there so be careful!
easy to use layout and profile maker. allows you to connect with people up to 100 miles away so i have a great variety of people to talk to!
I used tinder for a few months and was satisfied with the experience. The UI is intuitive and the premium features are good.
I always go back to this app because it is entertaining. You might find some men not worth your time but there are also countless number of men that are sweet. Sometimes you can just meet someone on there and you can become friends.
It is easy to use, and it's nice to get a little attention but if you actually want to meet people I don't recommend it. It's mostly used for hookups rather than real relationships.
I met my wife on Tinder. The app is very easy to use. It’s great to meet people on. I used to use it all the time.
Tinder is my go to dating app. I’ve been using Tinder for over a year now and am very pleased with how easy it is to meet with people in my area.
Great way to meet new people, make some friends, and help you get back in the dating life. Very easy to use and great for you to get back in the social life.
Tinder is a good company to try and find someone. I like the swiping feature where only 2 people interested are connected up. Easy to use.
loved swiping, but the people on the app were lackluster and really just not in it for the long run
I don’t like Tinder. It feels like a game and doesn’t help me meet anyone. It’s mainly just for hook ups.
Tinder is the best dating service out. It is such an easy app to use. User friendly and truly tries to help you find love.
It’s alright but there’s too many creepy men on there. It can be extremely unsafe.
The app is well constructed. I use it for my business and seem to get a lot of matches.
I’ve used tinder off and on over the years. I really do like how easy and self explanatory the app is. It’s very user friendly. I didn’t have a lot of success on the app, I think I was just looking for different things than the majority of the people on the app, but it was a very easy app to use.
It was interesting. I feel like it is kind of hard to have a real relationship on it but love will prevail!
I did not like tinder. The boys on this site were super creepy . I would not recommend !
Tinder is known for its hookups and I’d say that’s an accurate representation. But if that’s what you’re looking for, it’s great!
Tinder had a good trial part where I got to see if I wanted to purchase the app. It has worked for lots of my friend when finding a quality person.
It’s cool. Where I met my current boyfriend. Wish it showed more about what people were actually looking for, like bumble
so easy to find people that are actually looking for a relationship on here! it was very user friendly!
Tinder is intended to be a great program but I think it's not the best of the dating apps because of how the users utilize it. It's free for the basic so that's really the best perk
It seems like most guys on there just want a booty call, not my thing. It's great for some people, just not me.