EDITORIAL RATING # 2
USER RATING # 2
Tinder is popular for spur-of-the-moment dates and more.
Pros and Cons of Tinder
Simple to use
Setting your profile up is a doddle
Engaging with new people is straightforward
Can be used globally
Tinder users extend across the globe
Can’t be used without Facebook
You are forced to connect your Tinder to Facebook
At the first stage, judgements are made on appearance only, Tinder is quite superficial
Our conclusion for Tinder
Badoo Try Test Winner instead!
If you’re single and haven’t yet tried Tinder, what are you waiting for? Tinder provides the foundations for dating training. You can meet new people with ease, but can also waste a great deal of time. Tinder should be seen as an ongoing game of flirtation, requiring you to be pickier than you would when meeting people face-to-face. Allow yourself a little fun, and play the game, but manage your own expectations. Perhaps then, you may even find your ideal match.
Summary Tinder ranks first in the dating app polls, not only in Ireland, but worldwide. It is a widely-held opinion that Tinder attracts superficial individuals, seeking a one night stand. Whilst women tend to use Tinder as an opening into the world of online dating, and seek a meaningful relationship, experience has proven that men tend to use it simply to find sexual partners. It is thus of no surprise that the app has led to many a misunderstanding. Nevertheless, Tinder is still good fun, and a great way to kill time.
Result detailed rating
Test winner: Badoo
Tinder compared to other brands
Chances of success
Decide what success on Tinder means to you. Whilst some people are looking simply for sex, others are on the hunt for a relationship. It’s not always obvious what the other person’s intentions are, so we define success simply as meeting new people. The odds of you meeting new people are strong. If you’re specifically seeking hook-ups for sex, there are better apps out there. On the other hand, if it’s a serious relationship you’re after, then traditional dating sites such as eHarmony may serve you better. Nevertheless, if you can keep an open mind, Tinder can be very good fun indeed!
Many of those on Tinder talk of a ‘love-hate’ relationship with the app. Their ideal match is potentially only one swipe away, but the repetitive, superficial, and shallow chats can soon become irritating. Despite this, we all still end up reverting back to Tinder when we get bored. Fun? You’ll have to see for yourself!
Security and seriousness
To reap the rewards of Tinder, you’ll need to sync your Facebook account the dating app. Also, be ready to see your neighbours, buddies, or work-mates appear on the app at any moment. You can’t choose to ‘hide yourself’ as the picture loads. The owner of Tinder, The Match Group, is well established. They run other popular dating apps including Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish.
Value for money
Tinder is essentially cost-free. The standard free membership is perfectly sufficient for the average user. More serious users can splash out on premium membership. The price for Tinder premium is: 1 month subscription: € 19,99 / month, 6 months subscription: € 12,50 / month, 12 months subscription: € 8,33 / month
Tinder CostWe review all pricing models. Typically we recommend to go for a premium subscription because it increases the likelihood massivly to meet someone.
FAQ for Tinder
Tinder is a flirtation app that started in the US, and has recently found global popularity. Tinder’s key selling points are its ease of use, and the speed at which users can set up their profiles. All that users need to do is download the app, sync with their Facebook account, pick their favourite Facebook photos, and they’re away. Once they have chosen their gender of interest, they can then view the photos. A simple swipe to the right or to the left is all it takes so show interest, or lack of interest, in the person in the photo. If they like you too, you get notified that you are ‘a match’, and the flirting can begin.
The app provides a reputable dating service with worldwide popularity. The app is linked to Match Group Inc. which provides many additional dating apps, including Plenty of Fish, Match.com, and Meetic.
Much like in other locations, Tinder has grown in popularity in Ireland in recent years. Many single people in Ireland have already installed the app, and tested it out. Particularly in cities, it’s very easy to find new people to connect with. However, many people quickly dismiss the app as shallow or dull. Thus, many profiles and conversations on the app are half-hearted. Tinder has also been widely criticized as being falsely positioned. Many users are after sexual partners only (predominantly men), whilst there is another group of app users hunting for a committed relationship. Combining these two people, misunderstanding and stressful situations naturally occur.
When two Tinder users express interest in one another, they are considered a ‘match’. This is determined by both users swiping right on one another’s profiles. Once the match is made, the two can chat.
There aren’t any Tinder dating rules, and a Tinder date is much like any other. Meetups can be arranged for a café, or anywhere else. There’s no guarantee the date will be a success. This, naturally, depends on the individuals, the date itself, and their own circumstances. Try going on a date involving an activity you already enjoy. Be yourself, and let the situation develop from there.
On setting up your Tinder profile, you choose a few options: the gender, age group, and the distance within which the app should look for matches. The app then uses your device GPS to look for suitable connections. Comparing your rough location to the location of other users, you will be shown those nearby who meet your requirements. Your search preferences can be modified within the app at any time.
Naturally, there are some set rules that need to be agreed to when signing up for Tinder. You will agree that your use of Tinder is for personal means rather than commercial, for example. In addition, you confirm that the content you upload to Tinder (for example your photos) are your own, and that you will not upload any offensive content. All apps these days come with some set rules to agree to on download. Tinder is no different.
We don’t suggest taking your Tinder search too seriously. If you approach it with an open mind, it can be great fun. If you expect too much from Tinder connections, you may be disappointed. It’s simple to make connections using Tinder, but it’s also a good idea to be selective with those you choose to meet in person.
Sometimes Tinder runs out of suggestions in your area. It could be that you have already viewed all the available users on the app. Try changing your settings and increase your age range, or extend the geographical limits of your search. This generally generates some new suggestions immediately. Alternatively, you could opt to purchase the premium version of the app. With the passport search option, your search can be extended to other locations. Finally, there is the option of Tinder Social. You can try to win a minimum of one friend to share an activity with. Tinder Social allows you to view profiles that would otherwise have been undiscovered.
Regrettably not. The simple fact is that it must be accessed through Facebook. In order to use Tinder, you must be registered on Facebook.
Yes, the app is completely free to both download and use. The free version has a few restrictions (for example, a maximum of 200 suggestions per day). Try out the free version once you’re ready. This is the version used by more than 90% of Tinder users. The premium membership offers little extra in comparison to the free app.
You will first set up your profile, and then get 200 right-swipes. You can also speak to your matches free of charge. Premium members benefit from a few extra features, as well as the standard features. In the costed app, you can swipe right on an unlimited number of daily profiles, you can choose a different location and discover users beyond your geographical boundaries. You can also award more super-likes to profiles that particularly spark your interest.
This depends on your mobile phone type and the app store it uses. If you have an iPhone, payment will be made through the App Store on iTunes. Alternatively, if you’re an Android user, payment will be made in the Google Play Store.
Methods of payment for Tinder depend on the app store used.
Sadly, Tinder has no customer support telephone number. The customer service team can be emailed directly from within the app. You can also find several FAQs within the app, which may hold the answer to your question.
To succeed on Tinder, you need to consider the following:
1. Differentiating yourself from others. Use the free text ‘about me’ section to make sure you stand out from everyone else on Tinder. Do you work somewhere cool? Make sure you write it in this section. Try to give detail but be funny. “I support models through their cellulite battles” sounds better than “I am a Photoshop expert”. Do you have a larger frame? Mention this here too.
2. Using the ‘About me’ section, you should really try to spark the curiosity of other users. However, don’t spend too long on this. We recommend 1 or 2 strong statements that show your sense of humour and describe yourself in your own words. Try to avoid clichés that can be found elsewhere.
3. Also, in the free-text field, your photos will be what people choose to like or dislike on Tinder. Appearance is everything here. But this isn’t of course always the case, as you have little control over what you look like. What you can influence is the extent to which you show your true self. Ensure your photos come together to paint an interesting life. Generally, people seek someone who whisks them away from their day-to-day routine opens the door to a new, and potentially more inspiring, world.
A single image is simply not enough. Typically, Tinder profiles contain 3-5 photos. Your photos should include a minimum of one of your face and another than shows your whole body. Strike a healthy balance with your other photos. Images showing you on your own, but also in a group. Make sure they emphasise your exciting lifestyle. This will spark others’ curiosity, but also provides conversation-starters for your first messages after matching.
The worst message you can send after matching with someone is "Hi, how are you?" This is dull and unoriginal and very few women will respond to this message as they receive countless lame messages like this on Tinder. Pretty much any other message beats this one. Regardless of what you type, try to use their name. This comes across as more personal and demonstrates that your message isn’t simply copied and pasted into numerous chat windows.
Some further words of cautions for your first message on the app:
Typing long messages: Tinder is all about speed. People who type out long messages come across as needy and bit desperate. No beautiful Tinder user is going to read a long text that has been copied and dropped into their conversation window.
Complimenting your match’s appearance: Don’t compliment your match on their appearance in your first message. This is a big mistake. Beautiful women receive these types of comments daily and clearly, are bored by such shallow words. They would rather their personality be of note.
Explicit messages: Despite the fact that some Tinder users are looking for sexual partners, women like to be seduced. Beautiful women can meet guys for sex without Tinder. They still use the app, and regard it as a fun hobby, in moments of boredom. When you find that a Tinder user really stands out and sparks your interest, meeting up is quite likely and at that point, anything can happen. Opening your conversation with a unique sexual invitation, however, will get you nowhere.
So then, what is the ideal Tinder conversation starter? Our recommendation is that your first message be between 1 and 3 sentences long, to spark your match’s interest. Please, don’t re-use messages from other conversations. Look for clues in their pictures, or their ‘About me’ section instead. If you can take a guess at the personality of your match using their profile, a provocative statement based on this information can be effective. It really doesn’t matter how true your statement is at this stage. What’s important is that it is creative and entertaining, and a positive representation of your personality.
Our top tips for Tinder have been covered already with the questions " What is the ideal opening line when messaging on Tinder?" and “How do I succeed on Tinder?” Have a look at the answers above and using this advice alone, you’re ready to go with our Tinder top tips.
Because there are so many active Tinder users in Ireland, you have a good chance of meeting new people, if this is how you quantify your success. If you are looking for a life partner as quickly as possible, you may find yourself disappointed. The majority of Tinder users are unattached. Few people on Tinder are looking for commitment. The plentiful options appear to be just too tempting.
No. There are no vouchers of discounts for Tinder membership. Tinder is fundamentally free. There are no discounts available for the premium features.
1 month: 19,99 € / month 6 months: 12,50 € / month 12 months: 8,33 € / month
In comparison to eHarmony, Tinder is totally different. Users on eHarmony are typically seeking a relationship, whereas Tinder users are looking for no-strings flirtation. eHarmony does match users better as their suggestions are based on a personality test created by professionals. To decide between the two, you must decide what you’re looking for. Are you looking for no-strings flirting, or are you looking to flirt with those who are genuinely looking for a relationship?
Every now and again, fake profiles do crop up on Tinder. Typically, you will find you are contacted by professional women looking to migrate Tinder users to other platforms. On reaching these other sites, for example, you will be prompted to pay to access additional photos. Also, fake Facebook users can create fake Tinder profiles, and often the people behind these fakes are males passing themselves off as women.
Generally, those Tinder users who appear to be too attractive to be true are the fakes. Also, be wary of profiles that include links to other sites. If someone asks for money or sends you links that ask for money, be very sceptical! This is an obvious sign of a fake user!
To use Tinder, you’ll need to install the app on an iOS device, or an Android smartphone. You will need to register via Facebook. This forms the basis of your profile as much of your information will be derived from Facebook (e.g. photos, hobbies and friends in common). Once you’re set up with a profile, you’ll find other Tinder user profiles shown by a photo. If you like the look of the user, swipe right. If you’re not interested in them, then swipe left. If you swipe right and they subsequently swipe right on your picture, you have matched, and you can begin a conversation.
Deleting Tinder and cancelling Tinder are two very different things. Don’t get caught out. If you uninstall the app from your Smartphone, this does not terminate your Tinder account, or delete your profile. To permanently remove yourself from Tinder, you must select ‘Delete Tinder’ within the options in the app. To terminate a Tinder Plus subscription, you need to terminate your account using the same payment platform you used to purchase the membership. This is, in this case, through either the Apple Store of Google Play Store.
Tinder at a glance
Reviewed by: IE.DatingAdvisor.net
Overall rating: 4 / 10