Almost everyone knows a friend who's tried online dating.You may have witnessed their frustrations when they got passed over by a digital love interest, and their excitement when they've found someone that they've gelled with.Here’s everything else you need to know about Tinder and how to maximise it.Research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. When it first came onto the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/no strings sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.Greg Blatt, the CEO of Tinder’s parent company and one of the best online dating sites, Match, has announced exciting new features that he promises to ‘blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds for dating.’ After the success of Tinder Gold – which lets you pay to see who swiped right on you – the new features expected to hit Tinder in early 2018 include AI and geolocation functions allowing users to fully immerse themselves into the activities of the people they’ve already been matched with.
These latest Tinder updates come after a long line of game-changing extra functions in the last few years, including the development of Tinder online so that you can literally swipe anywhere.
This option allows you to meet potential dates in a group situation as you can invite your friends too – way less awkward. Feeling like you’re not quite getting the Tinder love you used to?
A members-only subscription service that costs around £4 per month and allows you to see everyone who has swiped right on you. It also allows you unlimited likes – and crucially, the power to undo them – and the passport feature allows you to like anyone anywhere in the world. Well, that could be about to change thanks to Tinder Boost.
And a recent Reddit thread revealed that the phrase you should never use in your Tinder profile is: ‘I made this account as a joke’. I have a huge owl in one of my photos and it’s 90 per cent of the time the thing they comment on!
’ ‘Spend time chatting with your match to see if you guys are really going to be compatible – then you should have a good sense of whether you’re going to hit it off when you meet in person.’ For those who want a wingwoman, this is for you.