Getting to Know Dating App TINDER

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Getting to Know Dating App TINDER

If you have been out of the modern dating loop for some reason and don’t know what Tinder is; allow me to enlighten you with some information about this amazing FREE dating app. Yes, that’s right. It’s 100% free and one of the most popular dating apps in the industry. I will discuss what this app is all about, how it works, and why it is so popular.

Here is a comedic look at Tinder, from comedian Seth Rogen.

How It Works

One of the reasons Tinder is so popular is that it’s so easy to use. You can adjust the mile radius of your search in the app settings and all singles within your specifications will appear randomly. Their main picture, name, and age are displayed. All you have to do is swipe right if you like them and swipe left if you don’t. When that person likes you back, you have a match and you can begin sending them messages. You also have the option of checking out the rest of their pictures and their “About Me” section.

How to Sign Up

The only way you can sign up for Tinder is through your Facebook account. This may not be ideal for some, but there are multiple advantages to this. First, it’s fast and easy. All you have to do is click the sign-up button, choose up to 6 pictures from your Facebook profile and type a short description of yourself in the “About Me” section. After that; you will be able to see if you and a potential match have any mutual friends and your common interests are displayed based on pages that you have “liked”. Another advantage is that it makes it harder for people to sign up and create fake profiles.

Tinder Plus

Tinder was once completely free to use with no pay options, but they recently added a pay option called Tinder Plus. Depending on the area you live in; it costs anywhere from $5 to $20 a month and opens up more app features like changing your location, raising your limit of profile swipes per day and the amount of “super likes” you can give each day. A “super like” is a star shaped sign that shows that you are especially interested in a match. You normally get only 2 or 3 of these a day, so you tend to reserve them for your most ideal matches.

How Effective is Tinder?

If you are wondering if Tinder works, I am here to tell you that it most certainly does. Tinder gives you a great platform to put yourself out there and connect with other singles in your area, but your success largely depends on you. The first challenge you need to meet is getting matches. The next challenge comes with thinking of the best words to say, especially the first message. I found it useful to sit down and come up with possible opening lines, so I will always be ready with a clever message when I get an especially good looking match.

If you need more help, here’s a list of the top tinder openers.  Use that when you send messages and you’ll come out ahead.  Trust me!