Tinder then finds you potential matches near your location (you can narrow it down by age and distance, too) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – then bingo, it’s a match and you can start messaging. You need a Facebook profile to be able to use the app. Thanks to an update, we have Tinder Online which you can now use on any device – including your laptop or, dare we say it, work computer.
So if you need a break from spreadsheets and fancy a scroll, it’s totally possible without being glued to your phone. We know what you’re thinking: how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate? So spend less time ordering your pics, and more time swiping for Mr or Mrs Right.
This results in x10 profile views and more chance of a match. ‘Boost mode’ can only be activated while swiping in Tinder mode.
If you have upgraded to Tinder Plus, you will get one free Boost every month.
Yes, Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes” – much like Twitter and Facebook. But with Tinder, only someone you’ve ‘liked’ can make contact.