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Tinder Review: Why Everyone is So Obsessed with the Service

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Members 40 million
Popularity 2 million per week
Gender proportion 60% males, 40% females
Geography USA, Europe, International
Account verification email, phone number, Facebook
Mobile app iOS, Android
Price $9.99-120
Free version mail features are free
Fraud risk medium
Hookup chance ★★★★☆

Tinder is one of the most trendy dating platforms. It appeared on the market back in 2012: Tinder Inc. released its baby to the masses on a glorious day, September 12th, for iOS, and later, Android was added. That day the world started to learn what is “Swipe,” and it became the new slang word for all the dating. Even when we try to use another app where there are no “Swipe right or Swipe left” features, we still call it “Swipe.”

Tinder was valued at $3 billion in 2017. And that same year, it was merged with Match Group, and by the time of 2018, it had 3.8 million users. With that huge increase, its value now hit $10 billion.

Tinder became well-known all over the world, and even though the first attempt of Tinder was to connect people for any kind of relationship, more and more often, you could here now “Tinder fuck” slang. Some even might say that the app turned out to be a replacement for Craigslist Personals. But I would say, a more advanced version of it.

The Tinder we know and use now still welcomes all people to find whatever they want, but mostly it is a hookup app. Does it work well for this or whatever relationship? You will learn below. I haven’t been using Tinder for 6 months, and for the sake of the experiment and review, I installed it again to give you the most recent and fresh information.

Tinder app and why it’s so popular

Affordability

★★★☆☆

The main point that made Tinder loved by so many people is that texting is free. That is the ultimate attraction to millions of people. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, everyone has a chance to swipe right and left, usually through lots of ads, and then connect in a chat for free. No hidden underwater stones, no limitations to the number of messages with one person or per day. Talk as much as you want.

The price of your Premium subscription plan will be depending on your age

Free service

I would honestly say that for me Tinder is easy. Sometimes I had a feeling like I used a Tinder Gold free subscription. You download the app, register, find members in your location, and once you two mutually swiped right on each other, you have a chat window to begin your conversation. And all this is for free.

The messages are unlimited, so you can get to know each other as much as you want. As a free member, you get to SuperLike one person per day. If you’re a man, you get a limited amount of swipes, too. It seems like a good deal if you are not ready to pay for the dating app.

Tinder Gold includes all possible features at Tinder app

Paid service

If you are wondering whether Tinder Gold is worth it, after learning that messaging is free for users without Premium subscription, I would tell you — definitely! The people behind the app made sure to add cool features to those paid subscriptions that look affordable. In addition, you will have cool perks to play around with.

Once you are ready for more features, you have two options for a paid membership: Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus. Those two are also divided into two versions: under 28 years old and over 28 years old. Since I’m over 28, I would call it discrimination as people over 28 should pay more — this is a drawback for me. That would affect all people around the globe but would not bother those who are based in the state of California. People there will have one price.

With both types of upgraded subscription on Tinder, you get matches instantly, unlimited swipes and SuperLikes, your account will be placed on top of the profiles to be shown to people, and you will see top hot picks for you too.

The other cool feature that I love is the travel option. You can place your future destination and meet people even if you are not in their city, state, or country. Premium membership is ad-free, and you get a chance to re-wind you left “swipe” if you accidentally did so..

There are all possible features to spy on people who show interest in you. Premium users only

You would think the difference between Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus has to be major, but actually, it’s not. Besides the price, there is only one feature that’s different. Tinder Gold allows you to see who liked you first, and I’m totally loving this feature: no more time wasted on waiting for all the matches to match. You can see all those people and make your advanced choice. In case you don’t like any of those, you can easily cancel Tinder Gold or Tinder Plus in the Settings.

Audience quality

★★☆☆☆

The audience on Tinder is mostly active. The number of users around you can differ, depending on your area. For instance, you get more users when you are in the city center and way less in the middle of nowhere. There will, of course, be some fake users and bots. We call it “catfishing”, and there are a lot of those on Tinder, even in my personal experience. Dirty catfish equals dirty Tinder. That was the reason I got tired of it and changed my preferences towards Pure. This app has real authentic users who are on the same page as you are. Tinder’s catfishing profiles constantly make us think if this person is “too good to be true”, whereas in Pure I know for sure that the users are real and meetup arrangements happen within an hour.

Users at Tinder are very active and usually try to initiate conversation immediately

Age distribution

You have to be at least 18 years old to join and become an active member of Tinder. The majority of users on the platform are between 23 and 35 years old. Genders are almost equal, with 60% of male users and 40% females. Not that many apps can brag about such stats. Here users are active and open to chat. It’s like an interactive game that gets you hooked, like Instagram or something similar.

Fakes and scammers

My favorite topic to discuss on Tinder, besides the pick-up lines that people use as an approach to begin the conversation. First things first, over the years, Tinder profiles quality has decreased. That is one of the reasons I stopped using it in the first place. It got too easy for me to recognize catfishes, and instead of dates, I was telling them what they did wrong and how I guessed they were catfishing me. Of course, all of that was before I blocked and reported them.

Another thing that is created by Tinder moderators, and has also been used a long time ago and in the present within many and many other dating apps — bots. If they don’t have enough girls, many dating apps use female bots to seduce men virtually and to make them get paid membership. With Tinder, where gender proportion is almost equal, the bots were created for male and female users. This is how it works.

Bet this guy has never even seen my profile. If he is a real guy and not a bot, of course

Since messaging is free, you get those bots to keep you in your feelings and to see how many matches you’ve got. Long story short, as a female, you get hot guys that seem nice, they have a bio, and you say to yourself, “why not,” and swipe right. Then you get the notification that “It’s a Match!” and he already “Swiped” on you, which means he’s interested. I never send a message first, so I receive one from him or her, it doesn’t matter at this point. So those are basic questions like “Hey” or “What are you looking for on Tinder,” etc. You respond, they send a few more messages and then ghost you for a couple of days and eventually unmatch you.

A week later or so, you see him or her again. For the experiment’s sake, I swiped right, and “It’s a Match!” again. Did this person forget what happened the first time? And the same conversation repeats and follows by ghosting and unmatching. That’s your bot. Same for the male audience but plus limited swipes.

Bonus. How to avoid catfishing on Tinder

I’ve spent so much time on Tinder that I think I could write a book about catfishing. Here are a few main tips on how to study the profile and spot a catfish on Tinder.

  • Pay attention to profile photos. There should be at least three pictures with a face for me to consider that the profile is legit, and I would give it a try to swipe right. If there are one or two weird photos, there is nothing much to pay attention to in the first place.
  • Read the bio. No bio — no swipe. Unless the person has plenty of photos, and they seem real, and you find them attractive. Note that there is nothing horrible if you get some bot or catfish, you can always report and block the profile.
  • Look for social media links. If they have one photo, no bio, but their social media linked to their profile, then 95% that the person is real. Usually, it’s all together, though, like a bunch of photos, bio, and linked socials, music, etc.
  • Ask for proof. If a person thinks you are weird because of that, they are either married and try to have a thing on the side, or they are catfish. Try to make it smooth, though, and do not ask right away. Have a small talk and compliment her or him with that cheesy “too good to be true” compliment and ask if they have Instagram, for instance. Be ready to share yours in return.

Make your profile full to get more matches

Interface

★★★☆☆

Tinder’s interface is easy to navigate and smooth to use. There is no web version although you can use mobile applications. That makes sense since that would be so much less fun to swipe with clicks. But Tinder online is no FetLife so completely logical from the Tinder side.

The interface is very easy and thrilling

Anyway, I consider mobile apps to be well put-together. It is effortless to navigate; every button is clear and doesn’t bring any confusion, such as what the hell I am supposed to do here. The swipe feature makes everything extremely simple. Now let’s dive into it step by step.

Signing up

If you’ve ever tried Tinder, you should be good to go with Tinder login right away. If that is going to be your first time — you would need to work your way through Tinder sign up. Nothing too complicated. It will take you 5 to 7 minutes.

You start to set your account right on the web version

You have three options to register at Tinder. You can go with an email address that should be valid, Facebook account — the easiest way — or with the phone number. Email and phone number would need to go through verification, but rather than that, there are no additional bricks on your way to the “Swipe World.”

Email registration also requires your valid phone number

No bricks, but you will need to fill in basic information about yourself. Nothing extreme: your name, birthday, gender, and add a couple of photos, preferably where you are by yourself, in good quality, so your face is seen clearly. Later you can add more photos, 3 to 5 would be perfection. Choose different pics: face, full-body, pictures of you that could trigger conversation going, like you being an avid traveler and holding Pisa Tower.

Profile

The more matches you want, the better profile you should have. Use it like a prayer, and you will get all kinds of awesome matches. A Tinder profile can be empty, half-filled in, and complete. I assure you that the most important thing about your profile, after your photos, would be your Tinder bio. You can tell a little bit about yourself, or you can add a question or suggestion towards your personality, which would help your match to begin the conversation with you.

Here’s a video from the Tinder creators with some hints on how to act on Tinder.

You can also link your Instagram account, your favorite music, and favorites from your Facebook account. That kills two birds with one stone: you share your interests and prove that you are not a fake.

Profile look simple if you don’t want to add your socials

Remember, your photos are important. Dating apps are all about the look first. You only get to talking afterward. If your profile photos contain blurry and similar images, those won’t even get anyone’s attention, even if your bio says something like “Expert in blurry photos.” No one would go any further than your first photo. Or some women like to upload a lot of low-quality pictures with Snapchat filters applied. Like, is she a mouse, a kitten, or a human? Very confusing.

Profiles are simple but mostly with needed details

In conclusion, there are a lot of profiles in between good and bad. It’s all about the balance and adventure spirit that you would have for the dating app.

Searching

Tinder search is why everyone likes it so much. The only feature to narrow your search is location. I mean, besides gender and age range that would complete your search, although you won’t be able to search only by gender or specific age, that is all in the complex. It has similarities with basic lesbian chats online. The search seems wide, but at the same time, it is limited.

You can search members within your radius

If you are a free member, you can set your current location radius from 1 km and up to 25 km and see potential matches in the area. Choose radius depending on your willingness to look for people that far. Yet that would increase the number of people. As a free member, you can also see people who might be 10,000 km away. That means that the user has a paid account, and that person is about to visit your city soon.

Once you have Tinder Gold or Tinder Plus, besides a regular radius, you can pick cities in advance, for example, if you are about to travel there. You can connect with possible matches beforehand and get familiar online before meeting in real life.

Chat

The chat is available for all users. Tinder dating chat has one main rule: you can chat with people only after you both like each other. After you got “It’s a Match!” message, you are connected in a chat and can send and receive messages and gifs. If you are a paid user, you have read receipts, too. Tinder doesn’t allow you to send any types of photos, so forget about Tinder nudes, even though you might be a huge fan of them.

Users are mostly active on Tinder

Mobile app

…is the only way to use Tinder, actually. No desktop version available, so download the app for free from iOS or Android stores.

Tinder is available for mobile usage only

The design of the app is pleasant and simple. Although you have to get familiar with some icons: blue star means SuperLike and purple lightning means Boost. You can effortlessly connect your Instagram, Snapchat, and Spotify profiles to your account. It is also a cool way to prove your-authentic-self. If you feel like Instagram is too much to your privacy as all users would view that, don’t worry. Tinder won’t show your IG name or let people go to your IG page unless you leave your IG @ in your bio. The same goes for Snapchat and Spotify.

Connecting any socials on Tinder is very easy

Special features

Tinder has quite a few unique features for you to try as a free member, but obviously, most of those features were created for Premium members with Tinder Gold or Tinder Plus.

Boost

Boost lets you pump your account by putting it on top for other users. Meaning, people would see your account first thing when they open the app and begin to swipe. One boost is no longer than 30 minutes. As a free member you can get 1 free Boost every month, and as a Premium user you can buy from 1 to 10 Boosts.

Super Boost

Basically, evolution Boost. With this function, your profile would be seen a minimum of 100 times during peak hours. Doesn’t really mean anything personally for me, but that function might work well for you.

SuperLike

SuperLike was created to let the person know that you find their account outstanding, and you are super interested in connecting. You would get one free SuperLike per day without a subscription, and if you feel like you want to send more of those, you need to upgrade to a paid membership. As a Premium member you will get 5 SuperLikes every day.

Most of the features are available for paid users, but there are still ways to use it with a free account.

Passport/Swipe around the World

This feature lets you change your current location to the city where you are going to travel. That way, you get matches from different locations no matter where you at right now. This is perfect for people who are traveling for work or pleasure a lot.

Passport feature is now for free

Rewind

Very thoughtful feature to rewind users if you, by accident, swiped left on them instead of right. The button is in your lower-left corner.

The rewind button is visible but working only for Premium users

Top Picks

This feature is available once per day for free users. This function saves you some time on swiping: you are shown 4 top liked profiles that you might be interested in as well, and you can choose one to SuperLike. If you have paid subscription, Tinder will do all the job for you according to your criteria in your settings.

Traveler Alert

A very important feature for the LGBTQ+ community. Whenever you travel to different counties, you get an alert about the current situation and the entire mood that this city has for the LGBTQ+ community representatives. If you don’t feel safe, you can hide your profile from this location while you are there. In case if you decide to go through it, your gender identity or sexual preference information would be not visible. The function is working only once you are physically in the city and available only for paid members.

Safety first

Moonlight app for Tinder

That was a smart move when Tinder partnered with Moonlight to prevent any kind of emergencies that could go with your date. Knock on wood. You can share details such as who you are going out on a date and where. Again, knock on wood, if that goes bad, you can send a discrete signal which alerts emergency services, and they track your location to find you and help you out. So far, the feature is available only for the US, but Tinder is planning to expand it to other countries.

Photo verification

If the user looks too good to be true, aka trying to catfish and numerous people marked profile as reported, the user would have to provide a series of real-time photos to moderators of the app to prove that he or she is a real person. After these photo verifications, the profile would get a blue checkmark that profile is indeed real. You can also apply to it as a paid member if you want to have that checkmark.

I personally had that checkmark because apparently, I’m too good to be true. Always a compliment

Tinder Swipe Night

Very fun feature, aka game. Here you get stories with questions, and according to your answers, you will be, in the end, connected to the people who gave the same answers or very close ones.

Read receipts

As a paid member, you get to see if the user opened your chat and read your message. That was created as a prototype to the same feature that nearly all social media use now.

Tinder U

Tinder U is an additional function for students. After you enroll in it, you need to add your school, and you are all set to look for matches within your campus. You can also see students from other schools and universities getting in touch as well.

Security and privacy

★★☆☆☆

Despite all the features and your common sense to prevent to get catfished or get in real-life trouble, knock on wood hard, there are still rumors that Tinder, just as many other dating apps, sells your personal information. After all, you share your sexual orientation and many more.

Term of Privacy that you can find on the website

So the rumors are that dating platforms still sell your data to third parties, as discovered by some organizations from Oslo. I would suggest protecting your data and, for instance, if you want to attach your IG account or even share your name on it, make sure that your account is private.

Hookup chance

★★★☆☆

Everyone likes Tinder because it’s easy to use, has a huge base of users globally, and people are DTF there. Some would require 3 proper dates to let you taste that flower, in other cases it would take a couple of hours and a few drinks to have casual fun and move on. Does Tinder hookup culture exist? Most definitely, and people are here for it.

Everyone likes Tinder because it’s easy to use and people are DTF there

I rated three stars over five, simply because of the bots and catfish users, which make the general experience quite confusing, if we are talking about bots, and very much unpleasant, if we are talking about weird and nasty catfishing culture.

Matching algorithm

The location matching algorithm connects you depending on your location and mile radius. You can adjust it any time you want. I would personally add a few more filters to your search, but so far, it worked just fine the way it was created.

I am:

Looking for:

My email:

Pure is for real meetings, not for endless swipes

Pure users have only an hour to chat before their profiles disappear. In one hour, you send a casual sex request to potential matches near your location, discuss your desires, and share contact detail to set up an offline date. If you want to repeat the search and find other matches, you have to create a new profile. No worries, it takes a minute.

Best Tinder bios that you would love

After a person notices your photos, they want to know what’s on your mind. If the bio is catchy, most likely, the person would make a final decision and swipe right on you to get to know you better. Here are some good Tinder bios that you would love and might even add as yours. No harm in that.

If you don’t know what to put in your bio, I’ve got a couple of funny Tinder bios that can be used as options for you

Slick

I got a B+ in Human Sexuality in college, so let’s just say I know my way around a

*checks poorly scribbled notes*

Cliboris

Gretta Thunberg would be proud, girl!

I may like being choked, but sea turtles don’t… pick up your fucking trash.

Too romantic

I’m not the type of girl you have to hold in farts for, but rather the type of girl you want to hold in farts for.

Is that a new episode of Game of Thrones?

You want a queen? Earn one.

You want a whore? Buy me 3 shots of Tequila.

Same as sitting on my hand till it’s numb and pretend its someone else’s

I like bots because for a short time it feels like someone actually likes me.

Am I the only one who take plumber notes through PornHub?

I’m on Tinder to make friends the same way I’m on PornHub to see the plumber repair the sink.

How about foursome?

No thanks to spicing up your dying relationship with a threesome. If I wanted to disappoint two people at once, I’d go to dinner with my parents.

Are you cheating on my mom? Imma tell on you!

I’m the kinda guy you can take home to meet your mom. She’ll think I’m super funny, and charming… and cute, but actually kind of sexy at the same time? She falls in love with me. I… think I feel the same way. We get married. I’m your dad now.

I confront you, “young lady, why are you on Tinder?” You’re now grounded.

All I can think of now is a pack of chicken nuggets.

Pros:

  • am open to sharing my Netflix account
  • can tie cherry stalk into a knot with my tongue
  • can eat 30 chicken nuggets in one sitting

Cons:

  • uses sarcasm as a defense mechanism
  • nocturnal
  • will eat 30 chicken nuggets in one sitting

Sold!

Let me sleep in your stupid t-shirts and hold your dumb hand you piece of shit.

My type of party

Current relationship status:

Made dinner for two. Ate both.

I have nothing to add, but good luck!

I was kicked off of Tinder twice: once for making a penis-shaped Christmas cookie my profile photo, the second because my bio was ‘there’s always money in the banana stand’ and someone mistook that for me being an escort. But like a phoenix, I have risen from the ashes unscathed. Round 3, let’s do this.

Someone should say that.

You know who else likes food and travel? Everyone else.

Let’s get married

I’ll treat you the way Kanye treats Kanye.

The better pick-up line — the better chance to get a reply

Best Tinder Openers. Make your match respond immediately

Once you got all your pictures and bio right, you got all the matches you wanted. Now, how to start? What if your match had no bio and simple pictures? Where to get that first line to begin the conversation? Tinder gives you lines to quote, like, “Tinder told me I should start a conversation with you.” That’s kinda lame, to be honest, and there are only like 10 or 15 lines like that suggested. So here are the juiciest and awesome Tinder pick up lines, aka Tinder openers to use.

  • Are you a parking ticket? ‘Cause you’ve got fine written all over you.
  • Titanic. Sorry, bad icebreaker.
  • If I had a dollar for every time I thought of you, I’d be in a higher tax bracket.
  • Is there an airport nearby or is it my heart taking off?
  • Hey so let’s just skip to the important stuff. What’s your favorite Spice Girls song?
  • You get a 3-day weekend. Are you heading for the mountains, the beach, or sleeping till noon?
  • I’m bad at this, so I’m going to buck the Tinder trend and let you make the first move if that’s okay.
  • Do you have an ugly boyfriend? No? Want one?
  • So I see you like The West Wing. Do you identify more with Josh or Toby?
  • Love the photo of you in Venice—what was the best restaurant you went there?
  • Hawaiian or pepperoni?
  • Are you my appendix? Because I don’t know anything about you, but this feeling in my gut is telling me that I should take you out.
  • So we both like Harry Potter. If we ever end up role-playing, I want to be Dobby.
  • Did you know tourism officials in Tasmania, Australia, are seeking someone to fill the position of ‘Chief Wombat Cuddler’ for an orphaned wombat?
  • (if she’s wearing a hat) Hey, I like the way you wear your hat. It makes you look like you’re plotting something. Want to help me kidnap three puppies?
  • If we were to go out for dinner, where would we go?
  • I’m new to this city, can you show me the way to your heart?
  • Do you read Dr. Seuss? Cause green eggs and DAMNNN GIRL.
  • I recognized you from Andy’s party a few months ago! Am I right?
  • Hey, what have you been up to today? I just saved a baby duck from drowning.
  • I’m told girls love seeing pictures of baby animals? (and don’t forget to insert gif of a puppy here)
  • Let’s cut this bullshit and just meet for a drink?
  • Hey. So when our friends ask us how we met, what are we going to tell them?
  • Does this mean we’re exclusive?
  • I ate an entire box of mini tacos last night, and I wasn’t even high.
  • Hi, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.
  • I just saw the best upsexy ever (hopefully gets a confused reply like, “what’s up sexy?”)
  • If two vegetarians fight, is it still called a beef?
  • Two truths and a lie: ready, set, go!
  • Could you date someone who orders a plain bagel with plain cream cheese when they have other options?
  • I can feel you staring at my profile from here.
  • Katy Perry or Taylor Swift?
  • Your Sunday breakfast personality is __? A) Waffles & pancakes, slowly savored. B) Apple & granola bar on the run. C) Aggressive mimosas. D) Sleeping till lunch.
  • (if she doesn’t respond the first time) We just matched, and you’re already playing hard to get?!
  • My friends would be jealous if you went out with me.
  • Has anyone ever told you that you look like [fill in the name of obscure actor/actress]?
  • Phew! I almost swiped left and had a heart attack! Saved at the last minute.
  • I hope you like cheesy pick-up lines because if you were a fruit, you’d be a fineapple.
  • Your natural beauty radiates from my phone. I just got an instant tan from your glow. BRB applying aloe vera.
  • Hey, how was your weekend?
  • I would totally let you take me to brunch tomorrow.
  • This is so us. Me doing all the talking. You sitting there looking all cute.

User’s experience

Enough about me and my experience and experiment. I bet you all want to hear more tea spilled regarding personal Tinder reviews on Tinder sex from other people. Let’s hear it.

Easy to use

★★★★☆

Tinder was easy to use, no complaints there. It was very easy to get started setting up my profile. As far as mobile user experience, I would have to say they still need to make improvements on this. Although I wasn’t looking for a long term relationship, it just sorts of happened.
Eloi

Men keep reporting my account

★☆☆☆☆

I bought a Tinder Gold subscription and it did not work, even though they charged me. I could not see the people who liked me. The app is filled with bitter men who report profiles if you don’t give them your phone number. My profile was put under review. Don’t use this app. It’s a scam. I paid over 25$ for a gold subscription, it didn’t work, the regular version worked, but as I said, guys get angry, they report your profile for no reason, and I can’t even use my profile, all because I didn’t want to give out my number.
Jen

Worth it

Business professional and a single mom of 2

★★☆☆☆

I am a business professional and a single mom of 2, so as you can imagine my life is pretty hectic. I decided to create a dating profile on Tinder figuring I had nothing to lose at this point, but hopefully, I would eventually find someone I would click with (given my busy lifestyle and not getting out much). Well, I created a profile with all normal (PG-rated) pictures and wrote a small brief description of a bit about me and what I was looking for. When I logged in my account last night, I find out that my account was permanently banned due to violation of their “terms & conditions”. I reached out to customer service trying to get an explanation because there is absolutely nothing on my profile that would be alarming, but they wouldn’t tell me anything other than the same pop-up that I was getting (that my account is banned for violating their terms and conditions) and that they couldn’t give me any more information on why.
Bre

Fun and cool app

My happy ending

★★★☆☆

I finally found my best friend and Prince Charming. We were very honest with each other, had very similar lives and when we met there was no stopping us. In the beginning, I used Tinder as a pre-game before I went out and never took it seriously. One day I came across his profile and could not resist. I liked him later that night he liked me and we were able to chat. I knew within 6 messages he was not like any other I had texted with and had to meet him. Because we were so brutally honest with each other and genuine it was magic.

We have been together for 3 months and still going strong largely due to our ideals and not wanting to move in together for a while, or parent each other’s children we simply enjoy each other’s time. It is 100% about fun, talking, we do dinner together every night, We stay together every night at each other’s places and we inspire each other. He is truly my best friend and a man I can trust and look forward to. We give each other space and time with our own kids and have built relationships with each other’s kids.

I wish everyone so much luck and please know the really right person is out there. You just need to remember who you are and be honest with the people you choose to chat with. I never thought I would be with the right person for me. I never saw him coming. I had a very closed heart and was not wanting to settle with someone who was not really my companion. Do not bend. Do not break for someone. Let you guide you. It worked for us and we couldn’t be happier.
Emma

Tinder verdict

Tinder is a revolutionary app. Despite a lot of bots, it is manageable to find quite a lot of real people to have whatever kind of relationship you are looking for.

It is open to the LGBTQ+ community, and you can swipe both genders at the same time. I just wish there were no catfishing.

The app is straightforward to navigate, and every button has an explanation. Ads for the free accounts are acceptable, and you can swipe them away, the same way you do with profiles. Messaging is free for every registered member and the gender proportion is quite equal, 60% of males, and 40% of females.

Tinder does have its own problems that should be resolved, but that is a way to begin. Would they do so — who knows? But it seems like they are improving the app regularly.

Alternatives

When I got tired of Tinder around half a year ago, I started to look around for alternatives to Tinder and found a few quite compatible and for different occasions. Here are my top 4 picks.

Bumble

★★★★☆

Bumble vs. Tinder is the thing that has been going on for quite a while now. Basically, Bumble was created by an ex-employee from Tinder, who was tired of all those male creeps that she used to get on the same Tinder she worked for.

Bumble is very similar to Tinder but where women in change

When you are using Bumble as a female, you are the one in charge and can choose who to text. A man with whom you match he won’t have such a privilege. The app is fantastic if you are tired of catfishing and creeps on Tinder or any other app. You better text and respond within 24 hours, otherwise, the app thinks you are not interested and automatically deletes the match. They also have a cool online magazine that you can read in your spare time.

Pure

★★★★★

Pure is the ultimate platform to get yourself a hookup. The platform was built around it and is very successful. It doesn’t require a lot of personal information, only a short text ad where you can describe your desires, and maybe a photo. To sign up, you only need a valid email or Google/Apple ID, and the app never shares it with anyone.

Pure is the pure joy to use

Then you’ll see a list of other people’s ads. Once you like someone and they like you back, you will get connected in a self-destructing chat window for 24 hours. Pure creators believe that 24 hours is more than enough to understand if you want to meet up offline or move on to the next possible connection. However, if you like talking with your partner, but are not ready to move offline, you can turn off the timer. Just tap the collar icon, and your partner will be notified. If they agree, too, you can continue talking whatever sexual topics you want.

OkCupid

★★★☆☆

OkCupid is popular within the LGBTQ+ community. So if you are a part of the community or just feeling like experimenting — OkCupid is something to consider.

OkCupid is open for everyone

Its matching compatibility will make sure to connect you with the best possible matches that are open and active. Most of the features are free the same as on Tinder.

Fling

★★★★☆

Fling and Tinder have almost zero similarities. I’ll just mention that Fling is an awesome website to find online models to look at and have some pleasant time where you are a viewer who enjoys what he sees with real women on the other side of the screen. And we like the search filter it has.

Simple yet very straightforward registration at Fling

FAQ

What is Tinder?

Tinder is an online dating app to meet new people for any type of relationship but mostly hookups.

How to start a conversation on Tinder?

To start a conversation with someone, you both need to swipe right on each other. If you match, you have a window to chat.

Is Tinder free?

You can use the free version or the paid service. Free service has all the main features to make you connect with someone.

How does Tinder work?

You need to download the app through iOS or Android and create an account. After taking all the steps and filling in all the needed information, you will be able to set the radius for your matches to come through.

How to cancel Tinder gold?

You would need to cancel the subscription manually in your device’s settings or AppStore.

What is the difference between Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus?

Tinder Gold has an advanced feature where you can see profiles who liked you.

How to use Tinder?

It is simple. You need to swipe right if you like the person or left to “pass.”

How to contact Tinder support?

The only way you can contact Tinder support is through social media (Facebook or Instagram). It does not have a phone number or a specific email that is available to receive customer emails.

Can I use Tinder from my desktop?

No, unfortunately, there is no version of Tinder for PC. There are only mobile apps only, available for free for Android and iOS.

Is Tinder available worldwide?

Yes, Tinder is available in 190 countries.

Can I register on Tinder if I’m 16 years old?

No, you should be at least 18 years old to create an account on Tinder.

What to do if I get catfished on Tinder?

If you feel like the account is very odd and you want to unmatch, you can report, and you won’t ever see that profile.

Aya Lisch
Has lifelong interest for all the sex and kinky experiments. Dedicated her life to traveling the world to explore differ aspects of international dating from Hong Kong to New York. Turned each failed date and one night stand into occasional stand-up comedy shows.

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