A wise man said “matches are made in heaven”, but technology started making it on your smartphone, the well-known tinder application. Founded by Sean Rad, Jonathan Baden, Justin Matane, Joe Munoz, Dinesh Moorjani, and Whitney Wolfe, this application was released on September 12, 2012. It can basically be introduced as an online dating or hookup application, depending on the individual’s preference which helps you meet strangers. Tinder is one of the first ‘swiping apps’ which helps you find a match by viewing the information of another user there and then by viewing its Facebook and Instagram pictures or the information provided by the user itself as a short biopic. The app is easily available on Google play store and apple store.
Features of Tinder app
Following are some of its features mentioned that this app has:
- Swiping feature, right for like and left for dislike.
- Super like feature, allows you to super like a profile by swiping up.
- Allows you to share tinder moments.
- Boost feature, which allows a user to view top profiles in that particular area for 30 minutes. This feature can also be purchased from the app.
- Instagram connection, allows them to view user’s Instagram profile
Tinder is a free app which can be downloaded easily on your smartphone or any other device like a tablet. It is very easy to use also. Tinder Without Facebook has the ‘swipe feature which allows the user to swipe left or right as per their wish. It allows you to view the profile of another user which has their basic information pictures and then like and dislike his or her profile by swiping left or right. Like and swipe right and swipe left to dislike. If both the users swipe right, you get your match. It has Chatting on tinder is only available if both of the users have swiped right.
The idea of the app came from the observation of one of its founder, who said: “approaching becomes more comfortable when you know that the person is also interested in the idea of meeting you”. From its usage in few campuses to some localities, it came under top 25 applications on the app store on the basis of the number of users. In October 2014, the app had over 1 billion swipes per day and around 12 million matches per day. It also has verified profiles which help celebrities or famous people to verify their account and use them. The app has also launched a web-optimized version of itself which allows a user to use it on their personal computers or desktops. The maximum number of users of the app belongs to the age group of 16 to 35 years of age.
In a nutshell, this application helps you to meet strangers without much hesitation, which also, in turn, builds an individual’s confidence to meet their counterpart. The features it has and the growth it has shown in the past 5 years has made it quite popular and demanding among the youth irrespective of other online dating sites which are available on the internet as they also have a high risk of fake identities. Also, its connection with Instagram and Facebook makes it more trustworthy for someone, when all its social accounts are linked other than those previous cliché dating sites.