Uploading a main image enables connection with other users. (It plays a huge role in your profile, so it must be good.) Additionally, you will be asked to validate your profile. You just photograph yourself duplicating the motion found in the cue. The image you send is only for verification purposes.
The app will indicate patrons geographically close to you with compatible passions. You can select profile photos and begin talking or expressing admiration for their user description.
If the other user and you both “like” one another’s user descriptions, your connection can possibly transform in just minutes from messaging each other to meeting up. Further, the app will indicate to you additional patrons you’ve come across and show the area and hour you came across them.
There’s also a portion like Tinder where you can swipe left or right through given user descriptions of patrons in your geographic region.
You can get an account at no cost, but paying the subscription charge will free up Badoo’s bonus features, described as “Super Powers.” How much you pay determines how long your subscription will be.
Dating apps are only useful to their customers if they have a wide base of users (more swipes, higher odds of matching, better chance of going out with someone)
Signing up for the app has two routes: it can either import your personal info (name, photos, etc.) from Facebook, or take the long route and enter the information manually (once they verify your phone number).
Given the negative press Facebook’s gotten with data privacy, it’s a bit more comforting to just run through the process manually. Either way, signing up and creating a profile is pretty straightforward and painlesspared to other dating apps that ask a series of more invasive questions, Tinder just asks you to throw a few photos up for the world to see, and write a short bio about yourself.
When creating your profile, Tinder asks for basic information like the gender you identify with and your sexual orientation. From there, you just need to set the distance you’re willing to travel.
For more dense cities like NYC, you shouldn’t need a wider radius than a few miles and you’re bound to find a ton of matches. For more rural/sprawling areas, you might want to think 20-30+ miles. The algorithm that gauges attractiveness has been pretty on point, and you won’t be disappointed with the quality of profiles you’re swiping on.
Once you match with other members, the floor is open for conversation. You’ll be matched into a private conversation where people feel each other out, and decide whether or not to go out. For psychological safety, Tinder makes it easy to unmatch or report disrespectful matches. Tap the red flag in the top-right corner to do either.
There are three levels of Tinder membership: Basic, Plus, and Gold
Tinder makes it really easy to find common ground with someone despite not having the long-form questionnaire about yourself that other apps use. You can link your Instagram and Spotify accounts to your profile for potential matches to browse through. There are some really useful features like Rewind, Top Picks, and See Who Likes You that are available with a Premium subscription.
Upgrading to Plus unlocks features like Unlimited Likes, Rewind (the undo feature), more Super Likes per day, and one Boost per month. Upgrading to Gold opens the Likes You feature (see everyone who likes you and decide whether or not to like them back), Top Picks (curated high-quality profiles to swipe on) and all of the Plus features.