Tinder – dating with GPS

By admin
27 November 2013

IT’S like dating with a global positioning system (GPS). Tinder, an app that made its appearance in the US last year, is growing in popularity by 25% a week in the United Kingdom, according to The Guardian.

The app was launched by InterActiveCorp (IAC), which owns successful mate-finding websites such as match.com and OkCupid.

What makes Tinder unique is that users can meet potential mates within a certain radius. To make it safer than similar apps it’s a requirement that all users must have a Facebook profile. The app enables you to see if you have mutual friends and prevents people from creating more than one profile on the app.

You say “yes” or “no” to mates on the basis of profile photograph, and if you both say “yes” you can start talking and meet. The app is aimed at a younger market and the cut-off age is 50. It’s available in South Africa. The golden rules of Tinder, according to The Guardian:

  • No pictures of weddings or babies as your profile photograph – especially if they’re yours.
  • Preferably don’t make the first photo of yourself one of your torso.
  • Don’t send more than two messages before receiving a reply from the first person.
  • Don’t chat on Tinder for more than a week without meeting.
  • Don’t be embarrassed because you’re using Tinder.

-Almari Wessels

Source: The Guardian

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