What is Tinder – 10 Facts

1. The Definition: What is Tinder?

Tinder is a free mobile app, which makes it very easy to find potential mates in your area. It’s the most popular dating app worldwide, so even if you are living in a small town, the chances are good that there are other people around you using it too.

2. Is Tinder a Dating Site?

The functionality of Tinder is very similar to a dating site, but it’s not a website, it’s an app. The benefit is that it’s much simpler than a dating site, very easy to handle and you can start within a few minutes, without any costs. The second difference is that the target audience is much wider and younger. A lot of girls are using Tinder, who would never sign up on a dating site.

3. How does Tinder work?

After you downloaded the app, it asks you to connect with your Facebook Profile. Then you choose up to six of your Photos on Facebook, which you want to use for your Tinder Profile. Additionally, you can add a small bio in the “about me” section. That’s it; you’re ready.

Now you will see a random profile of a girl in your area. You got two options, either you click the heart icon if you’re interested, or you click the X if you’re not interested. She will only see that you’re interested if she also clicked the heart. Two hearts will create a match, and you’re able to message each other.

4. Tinder without Facebook?

It’s not possible to use Tinder without Facebook, but that’s a good thing, because:

1. It reduces the number of fake profiles.
2. It makes it easier to upload your photos.
3. It gives them the ability to show your mutual friends.
4. If you got the same Facebook likes, it shows them as similar interests.

5. Will any of my Facebook friends see that I’m using Tinder?

Don’t worry, your Facebook friends won’t see you on Tinder. Only strangers and friends of friends will be able to see your profile if they are also on Tinder. It doesn’t show or post anything on your Facebook wall.

6. What is Tinder Plus?

Tinder is free to use, so to make money and pay over 50 employees and investors, they developed Tinder Plus. It’s optional, costs around 5-20$ a month (depending on your age and country) and enables you to use additional features like swiping more profiles each day, giving out more super likes and changing your location.

7. What is Tinder Super Like?


It’s a special sign to show someone that you are really interested in them. You have only 2-3 super likes each day, so when you receive it, it’s a big sign of interest.

8. What about Tinder Scams?

Every place, website or app that is used by millions of people will automatically attract bad people, scammers. Their intention is to earn money by fooling naive and desperate guys. Common tactics are scam bots, who look like a normal profile, but when you match with them, they will send you a link within the first few minutes. They will say things like “have a look at my other photos on this other sites”. Sometimes these links lead to a harmless dating site, which tries to win you as a paid customer. But other times it will lead to a website which contains a virus.

However, overall Tinder is very safe and tries it’s best to remove all spambots. With the Facebook Login it’s harder to create new bots, and if you follow this one simple rule, nothing can happen to you: Don’t click on any links that someone sends you on Tinder!


9. Does Tinder work?

Some guys report that they don’t get any matches even after spending hours on this app, so they come to the conclusion that Tinder doesn’t work. But this is absolutely not true. I know a lot of friends (myself included) who met more women on Tinder than any other way. Tinder reports that 26 million people are matching each day. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s the easiest way to find a girlfriend and the fastest way to get laid. There are all kinds of girl; it’s up to you which ones you attract.

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