By Tinder Inc.
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Tinder finds out who likes you nearby and connects you with them if you're also interested. It's the new way to meet people around you.
1) Tinder shows you someone nearby it thinks you should know, and lets you anonymously like or pass on them...
2) If someone you like happens to like you back, then Tinder makes an introduction & lets you chat within the app.
PLEASE NOTE: TINDER REQUIRES FACEBOOK TO LOGIN...
What the press is saying:
"It's a rare feat for any app to mirror real-life, but the app does just that."
- Fast Company
"The application is clearly addictive."
- The New York Times
"'Tinder' is a verb. It has become so popular that the name of the application is an action."
- The Huffington Post
"Everyone I know is suddenly talking about it."
- New York Magazine
"Tinder is essentially a postmodern nod to a most primitive form of liberal dating."
- The Man Repeller
What's New in Version 3.0.4
- Fixes an issue with the ordering of cards in the latest iOS.
- Fixes an issue in which some users were logged out in bad network conditions.
Good idea, Needs work
This app is a good idea: You see people around you looking to meet people, and connect with them. However, the interface is too simplistic and this leads to frustration for the users.
As another reviewer mentioned, there needs to be a "looking for" option. Some people are single and looking to date, some are unavailable but wanting to meet new platonic friends for group activities, some just want dirty, meaningless sex with as many strangers as possible. All of these people get pooled together and have no way of knowing what they're getting into when they connect with someone based on a few pictures and a sentence. Adventurous? Yes, but also frustrating, disappointing and sometimes dangerous.
Tinder should adopt OKCupid's interface of being able to search for sex, height, body type, race, "looking for" status, etc. Many women don't want a man shorter than them, and many men aren't interested in women heavier than them. Why waste everyone's time?
Also, the swipe left/right thing is not a good idea. Red/green buttons: sure. But I have accidentally swiped left and blown a possible connection with someone I found attractive because I didn't click her picture first. I meant to swipe through her pictures. There should be a different mechanism for yes/no than for looking through someone's pics or info.
Needs "looking for" categories
The assumption is that this is a dating / hookup app, and yet it's surprising how many people that point seems lost on. Quite a few post photos of themselves with what appears to be a girlfriend or boyfriend, raising many questions: Is that your ex? Your cousin? Are you even single? A quick line in the profile space explaining "in a relationship, just looking for new friends" would suffice, yet it is SHOCKING how few people write anything in their bio, let alone a clue as to what they expect from other users - I've parsed through hundreds of profiles and seen less than 10 people with any statement as to what they're looking for. To make matters worse, there has recently been a number of users cleverly posting text-overlaid-photos to advertise an hourly rate for sex. And so, as you swipe through your potential "matches" looking for Mr. / Ms. Right, you must navigate a complex labyrinth of confusing profiles and prostitution adverts. Frustrating to say the least.
Proposal to Tinder: Selectable "looking for" categories to help direct the right groups of people towards each other. A "report user" function would also help limit solicitation.
Not gonna lie, it has issues
I think a lot of people misunderstand what a dating/hookup app is for. It's not for "just friendship and talking." People are looking for a partner, casual or otherwise. But, that's not going to stop on the user end. There should be different categories that people can set up in their profile in what they're looking for (similar to gender options), like "Casual," "Relationship," and "Friendship" as things they're looking for. As a result, they'll only get matched with people with the same things on their profiles. Also, the standard "needs the ability to attach pictures and videos." Often, if I match with someone, we move off the app entirely because texting has faster, better notification settings, and well, the benefits of being able to send pics in a flirty situation. It will also match you with people saying they're only 5 miles away, and then it turns out they are 200 miles away after you match. Overall, it's alright, but it could definitely use some improvements.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Mar 12, 2014
- Version: 3.0.4
- Size: 9.9 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Tinder Inc.
- Copyright © 2013 Tinder.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.