Tinder

Tinder

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • No-nonsense approach to attraction
  • Quick evaluation of matches
  • Useful in big cities
Cons
  • Less useful in areas with fewer users
  • Messaging system buggy and slow
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Expert's Review
7.9
Great

"High-speed, rapid-turnover dating"

Reviewed by / Oct 08, 2013

Evaluate photos of nearby users and meet your matches

Filling out online dating profiles is hard, and meeting people in real life is even harder. The dating world's been waiting for an app like Tinder, which boils the whole sordid process of attraction down to its bare essentials.

Scroll through photos of other users, and use your snap judgement to decide whether you like them or not. It's possible to see a handful of further photos if they've chosen to provide them, the user's age, and a very brief profile (usually no more than a sentence). Swipe them to the left and they're rejected forever; swipe them to the right and they go on your accepted list. If they right-swipe your image as well, the app will inform you of the connection and enable in-app messaging between the two of you.

Tinder's no-nonsense approach to attraction neatly solves a few pressing problems in the online dating world. In the end, no matter how eloquent of a profile you write, people who message you tend to do so because they're attracted to your photos - so why not simplify the process to its one crucial element? It also ensures that you're never wasting your time being contacted by folks you're uninterested in yourself. You'll have to link Tinder to your Facebook account, but the app is discreet about the association. It will never post anything to your feed, and it uses the information you have listed regarding your friends and interests to show you the most relevant profiles.

One major potential drawback of Tinder has to do with location. If you live in a major metropolitan area in the US or Europe, the app may already be popular enough that you have an interesting pool to draw from. If not, however, you'll burn through your possible matches like wildfire, and the app becomes a bit useless. The messaging system is also on the slow and buggy side, but it's pretty easy to just take the next step and exchange numbers with matches you enjoy.

Give Tinder a go if you're looking to get connected with new people in a streamlined, efficient way. It can't hurt, and you just never know who you might meet.

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Developer's original description available here
Tinder is the fun way to connect with new and interesting people around you. Swipe right to like or left to pass. If someone likes you back, it’s a match! Chat with a match or snap a photo to share a Moment with all of your matches at once. It’s a new way to express yourself and share with friends.

Tinder is one of the first apps to include Android Wear support. To set up, just login to Tinder on your phone. Send messages and view profiles from notifications, and say "Start Tinder" to start swiping on relevant people near you, all on your watch.

Recently changed in this version

3.2.1
* Fixes for 2.3 related to clicking first few matches

3.2.0
* UI & animation improvements
* Wear notification improvements
* Performance improvements
* Added right align text option for Moments
* New unread message and new activity indicators
* Bug fixes
* Tablet UI improvements

3.1.1
* Fix for My Moments -> Activity not showing up for folks with many matches


Comments and ratings for Tinder
  • (66)

    by sean_sutherland on 10/03/2014

    "Failed to add pic, try again", i have cleared cache, reset, uninstalled you name it and it still won't upload any photos. It worked an hour ago!

  • (66)

    by Sumayyah Muhammad on 02/08/2014

    Love it

  • (66)

    by Jose Gonzalez on 02/08/2014

    excellent

  • (66)

    by Antonio Gonzales on 02/08/2014

    Totally love it! It's a very casual way to meet great new people and make the friends you want to make!

  • (66)

    by John Cooney on 02/08/2014

    Looking for a submissive, found him and I couldnt be happier

  • (66)

    by Nick Gray on 02/08/2014

    It's a pretty neat app.

  • (66)

    by Ramil Huele on 02/08/2014

    hoping for new features to come.