What is Tinder about? Tinder is an App that you can use on your phone to meet people for dates, friendship and everything in between. To use Tinder, you'll need to load the App onto a smartphone.
Just go to the App store or Google play to access the one for your particular phone model.
Once you've successfully loaded it, you'll need to go through a simple registration step. To do this, you will need to grant Tinder access your Facebook account and from that, your photo and basic settings are used to setup your own Tinder photo profile.
While Tinder is supposed to be for romance seekers, my view is that it has its fair share of men and women who are just looking for casual dates. Nothing romantic, perhaps they're just bored, don't have something setup for the evening and they decide to go on Tinder to fix that. Nothing wrong, of course, you just you have to be aware of that side of it.
Looks vs Personality
The other thing I found with it is that people on Tinder dwell far more on appearance than personality. So if you have a great sense of humor but fall short in the looks department, you could well have a problem with finding dates.
I have to say that this "first impressions count" seems to be encouraged by the app - the "flick em off" button lets you scroll through faces in rapid-fire fashion till you find someone who looks just right. Unlike a regular dating site, you can't message someone on the fly - unless they've shown mutual interest in you. This can be both good and bad.
The Good Side
The upside of this is that unlike matchmaking websites, Tinder does not bother you with long and boring questionnaires and compatibility tests, that are designed for them to find you the right match. On Tinder, it is all in your hands, you search and that is done either with the Pic scroll, or you can also use location matching.
With location matcher, you will get notified when someone is in your area. In the setting tab, you can also say the maximum distance that they should be and give an age rage. For example, you can set your preference to within your city, or even within your neighbor hood and say you want to meet people between the ages of 20 and 30. This lets you customize the matches you'll see.
Tinder is a quick and easy dating option for anyone who doesn't want the fuss or hassle of regular dating sites, and just wants to use something on their phone. It does have a website but everything you need to do can be done from the App.