Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating. Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users – using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.
Profiles consist only of a first name, an age, a 500-character description, and up to six photos. If the user likes a profile they “swipe right” and if they don’t, they “swipe left”.
This formula has been incredibly successful – with over 50 million users, Tinder has become a serious contender in the online dating world.
Until recently, one of the biggest draws to Tinder was that it was completely free. However, its most recent update included features (such as the ability to view profiles of individuals who aren’t in your local area or undo an accidental swipe) that can only be accessed by a monthly subscription fee. Read More