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How Does Tinder Work? How Tinder Has Changed Dating

Tinder has changed the way single people date forever. The nights of having to meet someone at a bar nervously are gone. Tinder has completely changed the dating game.

Before Tinder, online dating was seen a joke. Shows like MTV even made a show called “CatFish” for all the times people would pretend to be someone else, just to deceive another person.

Tinder however, completely changed the way we look at online dating and how online dating is perceived by the public. Typically, if you said you online dated, people would look at you funny or make fun of you.

Nowadays, using dating apps is the norm and it’s completely acceptable in the dating world.

In this article, we’re going to show you how Tinder works and how it has completely changed the dating world forever.

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Swipe Right & Left To Match

Tinder introduced the card stack feature, which presents a stack of profiles to the user. From here, the user is able to decide if the person is worth matching with, based solely on looks and profile attractiveness.

If the user swipes right, it means they like this person. If they swipe left, it means they are not attracted to them in any sorts.

Swiping right means that all the user needs is for the other user to swipe right on them. Once both profiles successfully swipe right, they will be connected and be able to talk to one another.

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However, if the user swipes right on you, after you’ve swiped right on them, there will be no match. The other user has no idea that you’ve swiped left on them, so if you’re not attracted to them, feel free to swipe left.

Talking After You’ve Matched

After you’ve successfully matched with another user, they will be visible in the match queue to spark a conversation. Unlike Bumble, Tinder users allow both the girl and the guy to start a conversation with the other user.

Also unlike other dating apps, there is no time limit to message your match. Once the user has matched with another user, they are able to send/receive a message whenever.

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From here, users can talk back and forth and get to know one another. If the users want, they can take their conversation off the platform and to Snapchat or texting.

In order to avoid catfish, as we mention in this article, we always recommend Snapchatting or texting the other person just to assure they’re real. One flaw with online dating is not knowing who’s on the other end when you first initially meet them.

Why Tinder Has Changed Dating

Tinder has changed the way we meet people. It has also helped dating not become a chore, but rather something we can be picky and happy about.

For instance, when you go out to a bar, you may only meet one person a night, and they might be the worst possible option in that bar. Dating apps like Tinder allow for multiple matches in one night. Users are able to then filter through who would best suit their style.

This is a major upgrade because it drastically increases your chances of meeting someone, without having to have the fear of denial. Especially for guys, this is the biggest fears for guys that go out to bars.

Dating apps has taken the fear of getting shut down completely out of the occasion. Dating apps allow for users, if they get shut down, to simply move to the next person.

Talk Before You Meet

Tinder has also changed dating, because you’re able to talk to the person before you actually meet them.

Looks can be deceiving, as it’s half of what every person is actually looking for. Personality, occupation and hobbies are also major factor that goes into the attractiveness of a person.

Dating apps have made it easier for users to decide which person they should actually meet in person before they actually do so.

This can also be stressful, as users may feel like they’re putting in too much time talking to, too many people. We recommend try limiting your conversations, as you will add to much stress to your mind.

Meet People From Different Towns

Tinder allows you set your radius to a certain limit. Users are able to set it to 1 mile away from their current location, or 100 miles.

This is great because you’re able to meet people from all parts of the state. If you live in a rural town, it will be nice to meet people who live in the city. Especially if you enjoy going to the city, this is great opportunity to meet someone who lives there.

Of course the downfall is that you’ll have to travel a little ways away to meet them. This is the downside from meeting people who are far away from your home.

Adjust The Locations On The Fly

Tinder uses your location when the app is open. If you happen to move to a new area, it’s easy to meet new people by simply opening the app in the location you’re on.

From there, users will able to see in real time, other users in the card stack that are within their mile preference.

This is beneficial for people who just moved to a new city, or if you’re enjoying a weekend in a new location.

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Tinder is a dating app which presents a card stack of people to the user, and allows them to swipe right or left. If they swipe right, and the other user swipes right, a match is made and they’re able to connect.

Tinder has allowed single users to find exactly what they’re looking for before going forward with a date. These apps are great for introverts or even those who aren’t great at picking up girls/guys at the bar.

Mobile dating apps are a great way to date in 2020, as it’s now socially acceptable to have dates lined up right in your pocket.

What are your thoughts on mobile dating apps and do you feel comfortable using them? Let us know in the comment section below!

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