A large number of women and men are gravitating to this app; making it ever easy for people to connect with people.
According to Wikipedia: Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that facilitates communication between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to chat.
The app is most commonly used as a dating app but has branched out to provide more services, making it more of a general social media application.
In other words, Tinder is a platform that offers a simple way for people to meet online.
You can sign up for Tinder with your Facebook account. And, this is to ensure a certain level of identity verification. When this done, the app then matches you to other Tinder users in the area around you.
Tinder is free to download, and only takes a few seconds to install.
However, with Tinder, there's no real profile creation. Photos are automatically pulled from your Facebook profile pictures.
But, if there's something secretive that you wouldn't want to make available, the app allows you to delete it.
Additionally, you can click the plus sign on the top right of your Profile page to check your phone, Instagram, or album photos from Facebook for other pictures to include.
Also, to describe yourself, you can say a few words (maximum of 500 characters).
In addition, you will be allowed to choose whether you want to be matched with men or women or both, inside the setting tab.
And, how far away you are willing to search (i.e. 10 miles or 50 miles from your current location), and your preferred age range depends on you.
The pictures of potential suitors will pop up on your screen one by one along with their ages, making the matching process easy for you.
And, in other to see more information about them, all you need do is to tap the "I" button underneath or simply tapping on the photo.
Then you can see how far away they are from you at this moment (i.e. 2 miles or 10 miles), how long ago they were active on Tinder (i.e. 1 hour or 2 days ago), as well as an "about" section where people can leave a little information about themselves.
You can as well scroll through various matches if you'd like, touching the "X" for no or swiping left (meaning you’re not interested) and touching the heart on the right for yes, or swiping right.
Once you mutually approve of each other, you and your Tinder match can communicate.
Presently, celebrities are joining Tinder along with the millions of other daters. Tinder has now become a part of TV shows.
Part of its appeal is the fact that Tinder is not a lonely endeavor like online dating can be, where you sit in front of a computer sorting through profiles and creating your own.
As a matter of fact, most people use Tinder with their friends in social settings, so when you’re meeting friends for a drink, chances are one or more of you is logging in.
Fun for some, and painful for others, Tinder doesn't take into account your Facebook relationship status.
Married folks or those in a relationship can use Tinder without any members having knowledge about the fact that you have a significant other.
Owing to this, it enables people to cheat if they feel so inclined.
Undoubtedly, Tinder is viewed by many people as nothing more than hook-up apps. And this is because it's free to use and there isn't much of a filtering process outside of whether or not you like someone’s photos.
But the truth is, a large number of women and men are gravitating to this app; making it ever easy for people to connect with people.
According to Cosmopolitan: Here are some things men say about tinder
Man A: Yes, if I am into the person.
Man B: Actually, no. I naively spent the entire time texting a match until there was nothing left to talk about, souring any reason to meet.
Man C: I've met up with two people on Tinder. One was a French girl who was studying in Aix en Provence, an old city in the South of France.
We didn't hook up, but we did make a really great connection and we still talk all the time, mostly via Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.
We send each other Snapchats of our day. I love seeing what she is doing in France and she loves seeing what I'm doing in Nigeria.
Man A: Yes, that's pretty much the only reason why I use it. I just got out of a long-term relationship and I am just looking for sex.
Man B: Nope. Sadly Tinder didn't fulfill this promise.
Man C: I've never had sex or hooked up with someone I met on Tinder. I've used it with the intent of finding a hookup, but never actually gone through with it. It just feels creepy whenever I try to hit on girls or "be sexy" on Tinder.
"I still can't believe I met my future husband on an app, especially since I didn't even write a profile and just had a few photos up there.
I'd always received a lot of matches, but it really took a lot of work to communicate with so many people all the time.
Plus, I was 34 at the time and was tired of playing games. I was just ready to meet my person already. I'd gotten pretty good at weeding out men I knew I wouldn't like, but even then, I'd still go out with guys on dates where it just didn't seem like it was going anywhere or I'd have really high hopes for the guy and then it'd turn out to be a bust.
At one point, I had a different date every night and Tinder almost started to feel like an addiction. Then Kurt messaged me.
Kurt first wrote me in July 2014, saying, 'Hi there' with a smiley face. I didn't respond right away, so next morning he wrote again and said, 'Good morning!' About an hour later I responded with a 'Good morning' with a smiley face and we finally started chatting.
"Our conversation felt so natural and like we'd already been friends for years. He gave me his number within a day and then we started texting.
About a week later, we met in person and we've been together ever since. When I was on Tinder, I always put a lot of emphasis on how tall guys had to be in order to date me, but Kurt is actually shorter than I am! I was attracted to him immediately and I still am.
In February of 2015, he moved in with me and even quit his job to be closer to me because he lived about 100 miles away from me.
Then in December of 2015, he proposed and we're planning on buying a house. I still get excited when I hear his special ringtone for a text or call.
We laugh all the time and have so much fun together. We really are the perfect match." —Carrie, 35
I rate the Tinder app 8/10. It is listed among the most popular dating app in the world.