5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads
- No-nonsense approach to attraction
- Quick evaluation of matches
- Useful in big cities
- Less useful in areas with fewer users
- Messaging system buggy and slow
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.
1) Tinder shows you someone nearby it thinks you should know, and lets you anonymously like or pass on them...
2) If someone you like happens to like you back, then Tinder makes an introduction & lets you chat within the app.
PLEASE NOTE: TINDER REQUIRES FACEBOOK TO LOGIN...
What the press is saying:
"It's a rare feat for any app to mirror real-life, but the app does just that."
- Fast Company
"The application is clearly addictive."
- The New York Times
"'Tinder' is a verb. It has become so popular that the name of the application is an action."
- The Huffington Post
"Everyone I know is suddenly talking about it."
- New York Magazine
"Tinder is essentially a postmodern nod to a most primitive form of liberal dating."
- The Man Repeller
- Maximum age range now shown as 55+ (still presents ages over 55 as before)
- Faster photo deleting for your profile
- Fixed various crashes and minor issues.
- Fixed occasional bug when displaying shared interests, friends, and photo counts.
- Clicking on own avatar in chat goes to your profile
- Added "Tell Your Friends" button to "It's a Match" screen
- Improved messaging performance
- Implemented photo zoom
- Now getting ALL your pics from Facebook
- Improved design
"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!
Just why does to take forever for the pics to load( if at all sometimes),?have to wait 5 mins just to see what the person looks like!
Wayy better than i thought it was going to be :)
A very promising little app. Like a well crafted equestrian Easter egg.
Wouldnt change anything great app :)
really get great app really enjoy using it. The uploading of photos seems little flawed. Some of the newer photos I added on Facebook I can't put on this app. I wish I could upload photos that are on my phone too
So addictive. I made some new friends and met my girlfriend on this app :)