Tinder: Online Dating App People Still Go Haywire About
What is Tinder? Launched in 2014, Tinder has been making UK singles (and not only) go bonkers for two years already. Originally launched as a no-strings-attached platform, it later on grew into something bigger than just another hookup application.
Most recent research showed that there’re 50 million active users of the service. Every day, an average user spends up to 90 minutes browsing profiles, liking photos and flirting. To top it all, an average Tinder dating account is being checked on 11 times a day. Tastes change, months go by, but somehow British relationship seekers, young and old, carry on having a screw loose on Tinder. So, what’s so special about the service which makes people continue using it, especially when competition from such services as Cupid or Badoo is stronger than ever? Let’s find out.
How does Tinder work?
Nothing major, really. At first the app simply found out hookup seekers nearby using the GPS location of your phone device. Later on, Tinder switched to creating user profiles based on Facebook accounts. What information is included in a newly created app profile? Name, age, photos (those you agree to feature), education, professional background, and a handful of pages you ‘liked’ on Facebook. In addition, you can sync your Tinder account with Spotify to include your music tastes in the matchmaking cooking pot.
After that, your location is checked for best matching profiles looking for fun, same as you. If you fancy a suggested profile of some hottie nearby, you can ‘like’ a personal or give it a ‘pass’. In case you liked any page, you could start texting at once. Simple, but astoundingly effective, entertaining and engaging!
Free with benefits
Given Tinder is a popular free app, there’re a couple of nifty goodies you can opt-in for. One of them is Tinder Boost – 30-minute profile ranking promotion, with your page being on top others in a certain location. Use this option in case your search of hot singles isn’t too fruitful. Data analysis shows that Tinder Boost increases your chances of being spotted by other people x10. During dating off-peak hours this is a nice competitive edge which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg in the meantime. Note that users with Tinder Plus membership get Boost for free once a week. Feature is currently working on the territory of UK and Australia in test mode.
Celebrities on Tinder
There’s a strong misconception that celebrities don’t have dating problems. But as shown on the example of Dave Franco, Leo DiCaprio, Hilary Duff and Kardashian females, even distinguished and successful people don’t mind having a one-night stand from time to time, find friends with benefits and simply get laid on Friday. Greatest thing about Tinder is that most often than not, these profiles are REAL.
For mobiles only
The whole concept of tinder is finding a sex mate fast. That’s why the app is for iOS and Android devices only. Web version is actually a single page suggesting visiting Play Market or iTunes and getting an app. Sorry, Microsoft Users and all you desktop/laptop owners. Only mobiles, only real-deal hookup offers, it’s comfier that way too!
Pros and cons
Tinder is supremely powerful and comfortable online dating app, the best of the best. There’re plenty of compliments to make and good words to say about. But let’s highlight only the most important aspects.
- It’s really quick. Setting up a profile takes less than a minute;
- All people you find on Tinder are real, no fake profiles;
- Word of mouth spreads faster than the wild fire (your friends tells his friend who has a friend with a friend in love with guys like you)
- Facebook and Spotify integration is pretty useful, no sensitive dating and personal info is published though!
- You can be contacted only by those people you’ve liked, no scam or chat bots, or whatsoever;
- Sleek and eye-catching app design;
- Finding thousands of hookup seekers in your area in seconds;
- Free account and messaging, bunch of solid paid features to purchase;
- People seek hookups on the first place, rather than vanilla ‘internet relationships’ and ‘love on distance’;
- You can get laid with a celebrity for a change ;)))
What about the cons? There’re minor flaws you might want to consider.
- Tinder is still a heavily one-time sex focused app, so building any sort of a relationship will be harder than at Cupid or Badoo;
- Liking and passing on all those hotties, you can easily lose the matching game fibers and miss on really sexy, captivating singles;
- Tinder is addictive, traditional hookup rituals (like hitting on a female at a bar) might lose your interest;
- There’re weird profiles on Tinder, speaking of which…
Disturbing 1% of Tinder users, The Weirdos
All in all, 99% of people using the app are genuinely interested in sex, romance and everything of the sort. However, there’s this 1% of users who seem to keep searching for trouble day in, day out. Knowingly or not very much, there’re people with disturbing, petrifying and sometimes even disgusting profiles. Just see for yourself ;)))visit Tinder