Boasting 20 billion matches to date, Tinder describes itself as your most dependable wingman. Whether you want to meet new people in your area or meet locals when you’re traveling, simply sift through loads of potential matches and swipe right or left to express interest or pass. As soon as the right swipe becomes mutual between two members, they’re then connected and given the option to chat. A browser version of the platform doesn’t exist and the website instructs you to download the app to use their services.
In addition to standard swiping, Tinder is packed with a bunch of extra features to encourage more connections. Recently, “super-like” became available allowing users to swipe upwards or “star” people they really like. However, basic members are only permitted to use the free feature once every 24 hours. The “super-like” is a way to highlight your attraction since many members simply swipe right on everyone.
Tinder Plus: As a way to really make the most of your dating experience, you can opt to purchase Tinder Plus—a premium service which allows users to gain new features including the ability to rewind swipes and change locations.
The rewind swipe is useful if you’ve accidentally liked someone and want to go back and correct your mistake to avoid a bad match.
Generally, you get about 110 right swipes per 12-24 hour period. But with Tinder Plus, you’ll receive unlimited likes so you can swipe right on every potential match if you so desire. Additionally, you’ll receive five “super-likes” instead of just one.
Tinder Passport: This feature permits you to change your location on the fly and swipe with people in another city. This can be helpful if you plan to visit a city soon and want to start chatting with locals you intend to meet. You’re allowed up to 4 passport locations in your list and you can swap freely between your current location and other destinations.
Tinder Social: For those who really enjoy interacting with people, Tinder Social allows you to date in a group setting. You can use Facebook to add friends who also use Tinder and together you can browse other groups to match with and start chatting once you’re connected.
Tinder Boost: To gain more exposure among potential matches , use Tinder Boost to lift your profile to the top of their queue for 30 minutes without them knowing you’ve used the feature. Tinder Plus members receive 1 free Tinder Boost per month, but you can purchase additional boosts at any time.
The company claims that it takes significant security measures to ensure your safety while using the platform. Additionally, Tinder is linked to your Facebook profile so that automatically adds some security in that the information available on a Tinder profile is most likely real. The best way to ensure your safety is to exercise common sense and don’t give out extra personal information before meeting.
Tinder Basic comes with enough completely free features to help you land a date, but to become more involved or meet more matches faster, of course you’ll need to upgrade.
Basic Account - FREE
TinderPlus (Under age 30) - $10/month
TinderPlus (Over age 30) - $20/month
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