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.
I've been using Tinder on and off for the past year and it's not bad you just have to be patient. Most people have the wrong impression about Tinder, the majority of people i've met on Tinder don't have to time to find a date in person.
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Great online website. It is easy to use and to navigate. Will use until I find someone;)
Great way to meet different men! There are men of all types some are nice and some a rude. Just make sure they are who they are. Overall great dating site!
Good dating site, however it can get very scary depending on the guy. But a lot are just for good quick hook ups. So if that’s what you are wanting then go for it. The site is easy to understand and work as well.
Tinder is honestly a complete waste of time. It’s only purpose is for people to hook up and then just never talk again. I used it for a little bit and it just a toxic place to try and meet people.
I hate this app. So many flaws in the application, tinder plus is over $100 dollars and there isn’t a refund option. Ridiculous.
This app has become very shallow, and basically has become craigslist in terms of people just looking to “hook up”. A lot of people use fake accounts to mess with people, as well.
I don’t really enjoy Tinder. It’s full of fake profiles and guys with bad intentions. I have not enjoyed any dates I’ve been on through it and have discontinued using it.
Honestly kinda sketchy, but I guess that's what you're asking for when you get on tinder.
I don't like Tinder that much for online dating because I can sometimes feel unsafe an uncomfortable.
I have had many family members and friends find their spouse through tinder. It is a great way to meet someone you have things in common with.
I like tinder because it’s fun and easy to use. It’s a great way to meet people and I trust it most of the time
Tinder is just a place for creeps. I haven’t really been on a Tinder date that I’ve enjoyed. The app itself is set up pretty decent but could be improved. There’s tons of fake profiles which is annoying.
So I’ve used tinder a few times and the interface is super simple and it all just depends how much you want to use it. You can get access to a large amount of the product without having to pay at all but some services require you to pay
This app is very interesting. It gets the job done but can also be sketchy. However, at the same time, I feel like most people know what they’re getting when they sign up for it.
It helps that tinder is a very popular dating app. It provides a lot of people to potentially match with. However, it has a reputation for being a “hookup” app and doesn’t often match people who are looking for a serious relationship
Super sketchy. The app brings about the worst in people and I do not trust going out with people on this app.
One of my best friends met her husband through Tinder, so it must work! But I do feel like it has the reputation for hook-ups, so know that in advance before you use.
Tinder was not a positive experience. I felt the app is addictive and unfair based on how much is paid
I am not a fan of Tinder. It has become a place for people to just hook up. I was looking for something serious and I did not find that on here.
Beware of Tinder! If you're up for a one night get together, it's great, but overall I've only met creepers on this! I wanted to meet some really nice men, but instead got men who didn't want to live the standards I do! Overall, not the app I'd recommend if you're looking for a legitimate relationship.
i have used tinder for about 2 or so years now and i like it. it’s fun to meet new people and get new friends to hang with and have people to go on dates with.
Tinder is very user friendly. It’s easy to work the app. But a lot of people on there are looking for hook ups.
Used this to meet new people and broaden my dating choices, but I wasn’t very impressed with the security of the website. The people I encountered weren’t anything like the profiles displayed. Cancelled my service and will not be continuing.
Seems like a trashy app and a quick way for a quick hook up. Look elsewhere to find your match
Tinder is hit or miss. I used it for about 6 months or so and didn’t have great luck. It definitely depends where you are, but I didn’t have the best experience with it.
Focused on looks and can be hard to get to know people. Great way to meet various people though!
Tinder is great for hookups, but not much else. If that’s your goal, the accounts are easy to make and manage, but there’s lots of ads and things you won’t have access to unless you pay. And you risk talking to sketchy people, because there’s not a lot of ways to get to know someone through their profile. But tinder is pretty good about kicking people off if you report them. If you are looking to find people to date, don’t use Tinder.
I thought tinder was over-hyped until I got it. It is a fun and easy app to use. I ended up meeting my long-term boyfriend through this app and I’ve never been happier.
It's actually a pretty great app. I just came to realize what I needed was a friend finding app, not a hook up app. I wasn't looking for something quite so serious quite so fast!
I got a tinder account and have made a lot of friends though it. I also had to contact them because of a malfunction and they helped me out within 24 hours.
I am not a fan of tinder i never found any good guys and most of them wouldnt talk to me at all. I dont like tinder and definitely dont reccomend it
Love the app gets me to meet new people for all the good reasons! Made many friends
Love this app many great things go on in the tinder atmosphere and many hook ups
Met the love of my life through this app! It was really user friendly and has many interesting people on it.
I love using this dating website! I already have dated a couple guys I met on there, and all of them have gone well. It's super easy to use and to find people with similar interests to mine. I would definitely recommend this!
It’s probably the best service out there but it seems like the dating app idea in general is focused around hooking up...particularly this one. Not really a “dating app”.
I never found any long term relationships from Tinder, but I always had fun and felt safe with everyone I met. The interface is good and has improved over the years. I never participated in the paid side and never was tempted to.
Makes online dating fun. It is a nice way of meeting new people and finding hookups.
I met my Fiance on Tinder. The app made meeting people a lot of fun. I went on a lot of dates from this site until I found the one.
On tinder there can be several catfish so you need to be aware of who you are talking to on the internet. The app layout is great and has few glitches. The app also is great at finding people that you are interested in based on your profile. Overall is a great app to find people you are interested in.
I have a love hate relationship for this because it’s addicting but at the same time it’s also nice to meet new people!
Tinder is a great place where I find people with similar interests in my area. The application is easy to use. You update your profile and then are able to find the profiles of others in your area with similar interests to you.
I was always skeptical about tinder until I finally matched with a guy that has turned out to be my boyfriend! This service has been so great as we were able to get to know each other through the tinder messages! Once we got a feel for each other and became a little interested we were able to go out and meet! It was all because of tinder and how the app is set up! love it!
I really liked using this dating site since there is such a wide variety of people that use this. However it still isn't my favorite because a lot of the people on here aren't necessarily looking for long term relationships.
Tinder is a good way to meet new people and make new friends. Possibly make a spouse, a lot of the times I found that most girls were bots.
Tinder is a great way to meet singles in your area for dating. I also love the functionality of the app itself, very easy and straight forward.
I've used Tinder for years, and I absolutely love it. The layout of the app is simple and easy to use, and I really like how you are able to see the people's Instagram profiles along with their bios before connecting with them.
Tinder is great. It’s so hard to meet people in today’s society but Tinder makes it easy. Really polished platform, and really knows how to find people that tinder thinks will work well with you.
Tinder is for sketchy people to meet other sketchy people. I have had way too many encounters with people who are not on the app for the right reasons. I would not recommend this dating app to anyone!