Dating site advisor
Here we explain what Tinder is, how to use it, why it's so popular, and more, including why you might not be getting any interest.I've lost track of the number of friends who've asked me about Tinder.Only a few years ago online dating was that thing many of us assumed that only desperate or creepy people did, and no-one dared admit to searching for or having met their partner online; today, it's the easiest way for singles to meet new people, and it seems as though all the single ladies (and men) are doing it.There are plenty of great dating apps out there, but there's one app in particular people are using: Tinder.You also need to pick a few photos to include - you can pull these either from your phone's image library or your Facebook account.Since Tinder launched it's added a few new features to give hopeful singles some more options.You decide whether or not you like the look of a person: if you do, great; if you don't, they'll never know.If you're both interested then Tinder's messaging function offers you a private chat thread in which to talk and get to know each other better.
If you like someone who also likes you Tinder will tell you that a match has been made and opens up a simple messaging function. Tinder pulls some information from your Facebook profile, such as your job and education, but you can choose what to display and write out a short bio of yourself.
It also gives you one free Boost per month, and five Super Likes per day, rather than just one.
Plus-exclusive features are a 'rewind' button so that you can re-do your last swipe in case you accidentally went the wrong way, and the ability to change your location - this is useful if you're planning a trip and want to match with a few people before you arrive.
Tinder claims to have 1.4 billion swipes and 26 million matches every single day, so it's fair to say there are quite a lot of people on there. Just download it, log in with your Facebook profile, specify the gender and age range of the people you'd like to meet, and how far you're prepared to travel to meet them.
When Tinder finds people who match those criteria it places cards on your screen that show a large photo of the person; tap this to see a short description they've written.
The biggest benefit of Tinder Plus is that it lifts the 'right swipe limit'.