Tinder 101: Dating for the 21st Century

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Tinder is a new dating game available now on the app store and uses the same addictive formula behind hot or not. 

Okay, it’s not technically a game, it’s a dating app, but it behaves like a game and asks you if you want to ‘keep playing’.

Tinder finds out who likes you nearby and connects you with them... if you’re also interested.

Tinder shows you someone nearby it thinks you should know, and lets you anonymously 'like' or 'pass' on them.

If someone you like nearby happens to like you back then Tinder makes an introduction and lets you chat within the app.

Cheers Tinder for Australian’s sky high divorce rate in 2020.

How does it work?

Downloaded the app: It’s free. What’s not to like so far

Log in using Facebook: This is mandatory, but thankfully Tinder doesn’t broadcast that you’re a lonely bastard on your timeline or anything.

Chose a flattering photo: You can only choose photos from your Facebook page, which makes it pretty difficult to fake what you look like. Damn it

Started searching: Boom. That’s it. Tinder imports your ‘About me’ section (if you have one), as well as your Likes, Interests and Friends from Facebook, so you don’t have to fill out a lengthy dating profile. All that’s displayed to matches are your photos, age and shared interests or mutual friends, if you have any.

Now, potential dates will display on your screen for you to like or not. It's that easy! Find a match and you're on your way to true love! Did we just hear wedding bells?

Do we rate it?

“The application is clearly addictive” - New York Times

“Tinder is essentially a postmodern nod to a most primitive form of liberal dating” - The Man Repeller

“It’s a rare feat for any app to mirror real – life, but the app does just that” - Fast Company

Photo: Screenshot from http://www.gotinder.com/

Written By Nova Boy