The first question on the minds of plenty of guys is, "Does this thing even work!? Let's take a closer look at Tinder's purpose before we move on to some tips for getting matches:. Is it for serious dating, or just for casual hook ups? The short answer is both: While Tinder started life as a hookup app , it's no longer appropriate to assume that everyone who is using Tinder is looking for casual sex.
If Tinder is used for so many different purposes, how can you tell whether the women in your queue are looking for friendship, hook ups or serious dating? Well, there are a few key signs and phrases. For example, if you see the phrase "no ONS" on Tinder, that stands for "no one night stands", and means she's very unlikely to be interested in casual sex.
The same goes for phrases like "no hook ups", "seeking something serious" and "no players" — anything along these lines will indicate that she's looking for something more serious.
Equally, if she is seeking casual sex only, this will usually be apparent from wording like "no strings" or "casual fun only". You can use Tinder for any of the above reasons too, but it pays to be clear with yourself and everyone else exactly what you're looking for. If you're not looking anything more than a casual hook up, you should make that clear, ideally in your bio "not looking for anything serious," "seeking hook ups" or at the very least once you start chatting to your matches and more on that below.
If you're looking to date seriously, that should also be immediately evident to anyone interacting with you. Once you're clear about what you want and you've made sure everyone else is too, you're going to need to craft a perfect profile to maximize your chance of getting matches:. It's important to use a flattering but not misleading picture of yourself in your profile, and starting with a clear, well-composed, smiling head shot is your best bet.
Group shots are even worse as a leading image, but the inside word is that you can stack the odds in your favor by holding an adorable kitten or puppy.
It pays to take advantage of all six photo slots Tinder allows you, to provide as much information as possible to potential matches. Consider that your pictures give away crucial information not just about what you look like, but also how you like to spend your time: Your bio is optional, but we highly recommended that you include one. Instead, make your bio about you, and keep it short, simple and friendly — it's a bonus if it's funny, but don't strain a muscle trying too hard.
Make your bio about you! Keep it short, simple and friendly — it's a bonus if it's funny, but don't strain a muscle trying too hard. Funny, gently self-deprecating and informative without being too long: This is a great bio. The Boost function can be a goldmine for accumulating matches: Of course, you have to pay for the privilege, and free users cannot dictate where in the queue their profiles appear. One is to use the Super Like function, which alerts a user that you really like them and brings you to the front of their queue free users get one Super Like per day.
That being said, constantly right-swiping to game the system is a bad idea: Swipe right only on women you genuinely hope to match with, so that when you see that coveted, "Congratulations! Tinder has now introduced a " Tinder Plus " option: One coveted benefit of Tinder Plus is the ability to match with users around the world , as opposed to just in your area — if you live in California but have an upcoming holiday in Paris, for example, you can start swiping in Paris and accumulating matches before you even arrive.
Another prized feature of Tinder Plus is the ability to rewind your last swipe. This means that if you accidentally swipe left on a user and instantly regret it because you're swiping too fast, perhaps , you can "rewind" the swipe, bringing that user back into view so that you can swipe right instead. Tinder Plus also allows you to send more Super Likes: Hit the blue star instead of the green check mark — or simply do an upwards swipe — and you will show up near the beginning of this Tinder user's queue, and she will be able to see that you have Super Liked you.
The Super Like helps you show a potential match that you are definitely interested in her, and it will guarantee that you are made visible to her, but it still won't ensure that she will swipe right on you sorry, but no Tinder feature can force a right swipe or guarantee a match!
Tinder Plus users get five Super Likes per day compared to the sole daily Super Like allotted to regular users. Tinder Plus users get one free "boost" a week, which means that Tinder will make you the top profile in your area for 30 minutes. Ordinary Tinder users can also pay for individual boosts which can be bought via the app at a rate that changes depending on how many boosts you buy.
This is a way to potentially get more matches by making you much more visible to other users — but again, it's no guarantee, so spend wisely. Tinder Plus users won't see ads. This is perhaps the least tempting of Tinder Plus' range of benefits as ads are a relatively minor annoyance for regular users, but it still doesn't hurt.
So, is everything crystal clear? We won't blame you if all of the above sounds pretty confusing, as Tinder is becoming ever more complicated and laden with new features. While you should be able to understand the basic mechanics of using the app now, there are still some common questions on people's minds when it comes to using Tinder:. One question on the minds of many men is the permanence of the left swipe: The short answer is yes: However, there are two caveats.
The first is that Tinder Plus users can rewind swipes, as mentioned above, so if you think you accidentally swiped left on your soulmate, you're going to need to shell out some cash for the ability to rewind. The second is that Tinder is still a bit buggy, and users have reported seeing left-swiped users popping back up into their queue. It's also possible to delete your account and start again with a fresh account, meaning that you will have a chance of seeing someone you swiped left on once again.
However, these are not rock solid options, and there's no guaranteed way to revisit a left-swiped user unless you get Tinder Plus. A Tinder user will not be notified or otherwise alerted if you swipe left on them, meaning that you don't need to feel too worried about hurting someone's feelings.
Obviously, if she swipes right on you and you aren't a match, she will know that you haven't swiped right, but this could be for a variety of reasons: She won't know which is the case, so you can swipe left honestly on Tinder. The only way that you can tell for sure if someone has swiped right on you is to swipe right on them and see if you become a match. However, we'll let you in on a secret: People who've already swiped right on you are likely to show up near the beginning of your queue, so it could be worth paying careful attention to them as you are likelier to be a match.
There is no set answer for how long it takes to get matches on Tinder — in fact, there's no rock solid guarantee you will get matches at all. However, if you have a strong profile and sound swiping strategy, you should theoretically be getting matches as soon as you start swiping for a few minutes. Tinder matches and any associated messages will remain until either you or your match deletes their Tinder account.
Tinder users also have the option of "unmatching" users, which means that even if you become a match, either one of you can change your mind and unmatch the other. The app also tells you when others are online. Per its press kit, the company boasts 3 million daily active users around the world, and an average of million messages sent each day.
The app's free for basic use, though users can opt for an upgrade to Grindr XTRA to unlock other features. These include extra filters, an "online-only" viewing option, no ads, and more. Launched in , the app boasts 1. Chances are, you know it well. After all, "Tinder" is practically a verb at this point. The app popularized the gamification of dating, allowing users to swipe right to like or left to skip on an unending list of nearby users.
Sure, we all know plenty of people who've used it for actual dating, but let's be totally honest: We know people who use Tinder to hook up as well. They key, Spira says, is to just be honest. It's as simple as a quick bio update. Swipe left,'" she says.
Swipe left,' or 'not interested in anything serious. Staying upfront from the beginning means users will attract only those looking for the same things. Though it's pretty much free for general use, Tinder does offer two upgrades: Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold.
These include extras like the opportunity to undo a left swipe, send "Super Likes" to certain users or, in the case of Tinder Gold, see which users have liked your profile. It's available for download on both iOS and Android. When one of our very own Mashable reporters set out to find love online back in , Scruff was one of the apps he turned to.
Though he'd noticed an overlap in profiles between Grindr and other apps for men, he says Scruff , the app that specifically caters to men interested in facial hair, offered something a little different. That user number has since nearly doubled to more than 12 million men. As with Grindr, you can browse other users' profiles, see who's currently available to chat, and exchange messages. Scruff is free to use, but offers upgrades to Scruff Pro. Features for subscribers include an increased offering of profiles, the chance to favorite more than 25,!..
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