Editor's Review of Tinder
- Application Provides Multiple Features.
- Membership is Free.
- Most Popular Online Dating Application of 2018.
- Tinder Bots that Direct Users to Sex Sites.
- Users Pretending to be other People (Scammers).
- People Tend to Become Shallow.
Launched in September of 2012, Tinder is widely regarded as the most popular online dating website in the world. This application is extremely popular across the globe because it captures the imagination of what a good dating website should do, which is to provide excitement. With other popular online applications, these dating platforms simply do not provide the challenge and fun that people look for when finding their ideal partners. Tinder addresses these by providing an easy-to-use interface where users can match with other users in their immediate vicinity. The application is very fun to use because you swipe right to interesting matches and swipe left to those who do not meet your standards. Once you match with another user, the application allows you to message your match and create a line of communication. Assuming all goes well in the communication process; you can then be the master of your destiny by exchanging phone numbers with your match and even arranging an actual date in the future.
Sign-Up and Login Process
After downloading the application into their smartphones or tablets, users can sign-up for free using their Facebook accounts. Tinder works to collect users’ basic information from their Facebook profile pages such as names, age, and interests among others. As Tinder collects this information, this acts as a verification process that immediately signs in users and makes them members. When users become members of Tinder, they can spruce up their profiles by adding pictures and more information about themselves such as occupations, interests, and hobbies to name a few.
Tinder operates under a complex algorithm that operates to show users various profiles of other users that they might be interested in matching with. With these profiles, users must swipe right to like them, and swipe left to ignore them. When two users have swiped right at each other’s profiles, this is an instant Match. When a match occurs, users can now message each other and take things to the next level by meeting up in person and going on a date.
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Safety & Security
Tinder ensures users security by using Facebook to log in its users. When Tinder links to your Facebook account, it only gathers basic information that saves you from having to manually type much information to complete your profile. Furthermore, when the application links to a user’s Facebook account, this acts as security verification that the user is indeed whom they say they are.
As becoming a regular member of Tinder comes free of charge, the dating service also provides premium memberships. These paid memberships come with a lot of extra features such as seeing who likes you, unlimited rewinds, and being able to swipe around the world for starters. Among the paid subscriptions for Tinder are:
- Tinder Gold - 1 Month - $4.99
- Tinder Plus - 1 Month - $9.99 (Under 30 Years of Age)
- Tinder Plus - 1 Month - $19.99 (Over 30 Years of Age)