By on September 8, 2014

Developers and developing companies are working days and nights in order to discover potential marketplaces to convert their ideas into reality. The idea of social media was hot selling cake in last decade but now things have changed. People are smarter now; they want more without spending more time and efforts on their devices. Tinder is a matchmaking app and service which allows users to connect with other people willing to connect with them within a radius. Tinder is one of the most successful and popular app in this category because of many great characteristics and features it has.

Though it has to face competition in this industry from other matchmaking services like OKCupid and Match.com but Tinder is taking over these services and apps faster than we imagine. Tinder is available for several different mobile operating systems including iOS and Android. This app and service is location based and it always matches people from same area.

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First of all you need to download Tinder app on your mobile or tablet. You can download Tinder app from relevant app stores. For Android devices, go to Google Play Store and for iOS devices, go to Apple App Store aka iTunes. Tinder app is totally free to download if you are wondering. There is a little twist here; Tinder app uses your Facebook account in order to login. So, if you don’t have a Facebook account already then you must have one. Tinder app not only uses Facebook account for sign in but it also pulls information about you, your friends and Likes from your Facebook profile to set up Tinder Profile.

Unlike other apps, Tinder does not post on your Facebook wall without your permission. So, if you want to remain on Tinder without letting your friends know then you don’t have to worry. Tinder app takes a while to set up your profile. Once you get to main interface, tap on the button located in top left corner to access menu. Select “profile” from that menu. Now tap on the “edit” button in order to edit your profile. This is not a necessary step because Tinder does that automatically. But you can edit that information if you want to type it manually. You can edit your description (which Tinder gets from Facebook). You can also set a different picture if you want but that picture must come from Facebook.

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You can also delete photos from Tinder profile if you don’t like them, you can also import more pictures if you want. Make sure you get pictures with smiles because smile helps get likes. Tinder allows you to type up to 500 characters in “About” section which Tinder automatically gets from Facebook. Make sure your description shows your personality clearly and also clearly define your potential match. Once you are done, tap Done button and it will navigate you to main interface again.

Now, hit that menu again and go to Settings. From there you can set different options. From settings menu, you can configure filter to search potential matches. You can set search distance, minimum and maximum ages and whether you are interested in men or women. Now, go to home screen and see what Tinder has found for you. Tinder shows potential matches in deck of cards and each of those card shows first name of that person as well as his/her name. If you have mutual friend with that person then Tinder shows a separate pop up because this is a huge point for a potential match.

With every card, Tinder shows two different options; one with red “cross” to pass a candidate and one with green heart to “Like” someone. You can use cross or heart to give your feedback. But one thing you should remember that there is no undo feature here. If you do “Pass” someone then you cannot access his or her profile later. You can open full profile of that person to make a better decision. Tinder allows you to chat with other people, but you can only chat with people who you already like and they like you back. This unique feature makes sure that both persons are interested in each other.

People all over the globe and from all age groups use Tinder for matchmaking. Earlier, 90 % of total Tinder users were aged between 18 and 24 but now 50 % of users belong to this age group. It means that other age groups are also coming to Tinder for matchmaking.

You can download Tinder for your Android or iOS devices from the following links.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinder/id547702041?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinder&hl=en

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