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.
And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about internet dating. 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.
Yes, Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes” – much like Twitter and Facebook. But with Tinder, only someone you’ve ‘liked’ can make contact.
Alongside the likes of Leondardo Di Caprio, Dave Franco and Hilary Duff, Betches recently discovered that Coach Carr from has also joined the popular online dating app – and his profile is SO fetch. We’ve found it’s rare for guys to actually start up a conversation once they’ve matched with you, leaving you with lots of matches and not much else. Many men are only on Tinder for a quick hook-up, so if it’s a serious relationship you’re after this app might not be for you.
Tinder then finds you potential matches near your location (you can narrow it down by age and distance, too) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – then bingo, it’s a match and you can start messaging. You need a Facebook profile to be able to use the app. Thanks to an update, we have Tinder Online which you can now use on any device – including your laptop or, dare we say it, work computer.
So if you need a break from spreadsheets and fancy a scroll, it’s totally possible without being glued to your phone. We know what you’re thinking: how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate? So spend less time ordering your pics, and more time swiping for Mr or Mrs Right.
If you become insatiable and want more, or if you don’t have Tinder Plus, simply buy a Boost any time you like.
Tinder Boost has launched worldwide and the premise is: be seen by more people, get more matches. It even seems that some of our favourite celebs are happily swiping away.
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.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’. Girls like reading and if you don’t take the time to tell us a little bit about yourself that says a lot.’ ‘It’s a great way to keep your profile fresh, and give your potential matches insight into who you are.’ ‘You need a talking point – activity photos, like skiing or surfing, are good talking points. Say something interesting about something you saw on their profile.I have a huge owl in one of my photos and it’s 90 per cent of the time the thing they comment on!Your Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos of your choice and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.You can also include your education and occupation in your bio.