NUMBER OF USERS:

50 MILLION + (worldwide)

AVERAGE COST A MONTH:

NA

MOST POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION:

NA

AGE DEMOGRAPHIC

18-26

GENDER RATIO:

50% | 50%

WhichDate Tinder Review – July 16, 2020

Market leading mobile dating app that has the infamous 'swipe left' or 'swipe right' feature to find potential matches. The app uses location​​​​n data to help find people closer to you and has been known to be used for hook ups rather than relationships, but the shear number of users cant be ignored.

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Tinder App Review: Everything You Need to Know About Tinder

Our resident dating expert puts Tinder to the sword to find out if its as good as the numbers suggest


REVIEWED BY: Paul
LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER, 2019
BIO: 20 something Male who lives between Scotland & London


Where do I start with Tinder?
The fact that it took the industry’s most successful app two years to make a penny demonstrates just what a tough industry this is. Nonetheless, Tinder was the game changer for the world of dating and is consistently the benchmark to which other dating apps
aspire to reach.


For me, Tinder is the ultimate convenience. Quick, fast and easy to navigate.


What I look for in dating products is something that solves problems originating from other platforms. For my own lifestyle Tinder destroys the need to use more traditional dating sites such as Match, Plenty Of Fish and eHarmony. 

As someone on the go all the time I need something quick, fast and to the point and contrary to popular belief I don’t agree that such features means a compromise on quality.


Whilst conducting past research on online dating it was consistently fed back to me that there was an element of ‘over-politeness’ on the more traditional sites. For example you may message someone on Plenty of Fish and they reply just to be nice as opposed to replying because they have a genuine interest in you. For people intent on finding love this is time-wasting that they really don’t need, what Tinder does is confirm at least an initial attraction on which you can build on, what more can you ask for?


Of course Tinder isn’t without flaws of its own. The app has been known to crash on occasion but I guess that’s common of most apps. The biggest problem I have, however, is my suspicion of fake profiles which I can only assume have been inserted by Tinder themselves (it’s not uncommon of dating apps to do this when they first start out). Living in Glasgow I was surprised to see users who studied at ‘Telford College’, and not just one, more and more started appearing and I’m pretty sure Glasgow isn’t heavily occupied by Telford College alumni. I understand why apps might do this but I do find it quite misleading and dishonest, although Tinder is most definitely not alone in this practice.


How Does Tinder Work? 

Download the app and sign up using your Facebook profile. This will pull through your age, location and a few profile pictures (these can be changed if you want to use something different), it also means you’ll be able to see if you have friends in common with other users, which is a nice feature that can help foster meetings away from the app and also give you a talking point if you do meet up.

Once you’re decided on which photos you wish to use, write out a short bio, choose an age range between 18 and 80 and choose the distance within which you wish to search. Once that’s all done (shouldn’t take more than two minutes) you’re good to start swiping. To indicate that you are interested in a user swipe right and if not interested you swipe left, if you swipe right for someone and they return the compliment then that is what’s called a ‘match’ and you are now free to message them - pretty straight forward and one of the reasons why the app is so successful. 

Tinders Like Limit - Tinder has a limit to the amount of 'likes' you can dish out in a 12 hour period. Reports are that it is around 100 and when I tested it, I got to 104 over the period of a few hours. If you hit the limit, you will need to wait 12 hours for it to 'reset' back to 0.

Tinder Cost

Tinder is free to sign up to but now offers 2 paid versions, Tinder PLUS and Tinder GOLD.
Being a gold user allows you to immediately see who has swiped right for you without having to browse through the app’s many users, as well as a few other features which we have outlined below. There’s no doubting this to be a very useful feature but for the extra cost, I'm not convinced.
In my honest opinion Tinder gives you more than enough to work with without having to resort to its paid features.

How Much Does Tinder Gold Cost?

Price Per Month

Membership Length

Potential Savings*

Total Cost

£5.96

1 Month

£0

£5.96

£3.73

6 Months

£13.38

£22.38

£2.80

12 Months

£37.92

£33.60

Tinder Gold Features

If you sign up to Tinder gold, you will get the additional features listed below:

  • 1
    Unlimited Likes - swipe right as many times as you like
  • 2
    Passport - you can see users in any town in any country in the world
  • 3
    Skip The Queue - push your profile to the top of your area for 30 minutes
  • 4
    5 Super Likes - tell someone you 'super like' them and you will be more visible to them plus they will be flattered
  • 5
     Likes You - see who has liked you before you swipe
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How Much Does Tinder Plus Cost?

Price Per Month

Membership Length

Potential Savings*

Total Cost

£3.72

1 Month

£0

£3.72

£2.49

6 Months

£7.38

£14.94

£1.85

12 Months

£22.44

£22.20

Tinder Plus Features

If you sign up to Tinder plus plan, you will get the additional features listed below:

  • 1
    Unlimited Likes - swipe right as many times as you like
  • 2
    Skip the Queue - show at the top of searches in your area
  • 3
    Passport - you can see users in any town in any country in the world
  • 4
    Control Your Profile - limit what others can see about you
  • 5
     5 Super Likes a day - see who has liked you before you swipe
tinder plus

*potential savings are based on 6 & 12 months @ the 1 month charge

You have the option to sign up to pay for the extra features of Tinder every month, every 6 months or every 12 months. You will be charged the full amount and can cancel anytime you want. Be warned, if you sign up to 12 months and cancel after 1, then you don't get your money back.

TIP - PLEASE cancel your auto renew if you choose to sign up as you will be charged automatically at the end of your subscription period.

Super Likes

Superlikes just lets someone know that you REALLY want to get to know them, enough to throw money at their attention! You get one of these free every day as standard. 

How Much Do Tinder Super Likes cost?

5 likes = £3.70 (0.74p each)
25 likes = £18 (0.60p each)
60 likes = £30 (0.50p each)

tinder super like

Boosts

A Tinder Boost will push your profile t the top of your area for 30 minutes. 

PRO TIP - 9pm is the best time to use this feature as its the busiest time for app usage

How Much Do Tinder Boosts Cost?

1 boost = £2.98
5 boosts = £11.15 (£2.23 each)
10 boosts = £18.60 (£1.86 each)

tinder boosts

Signing Up to Tinder

Where Can I Use it?

Tinder will prove popular just about anywhere in the UK, so no matter where you are you’ll never be short of potential matches, irrespective of sexual preferences. When signing up, you just need to input your search range and the app will show you all matches in that area.

Casual Dating VS Long Term Relationship

There’s no getting away from the fact that many people use Tinder for hook-ups, each to their own of course, but if you are looking for something long-term then just make sure and establish expectations early on in the conversation – it’ll save a lot of time.

Try not to judge anyone too harshly for looking for a casual relationship (so long as they go about it in the right way of course). Tinder is very popular amongst millennials (source) many of whom are very career focused and simply don’t have the time for a serious relationship. Likewise, don’t judge anyone looking for ‘the one’ – everyone deserves to find it.

How to Delete Tinder

Simply go to settings and scroll to the very bottom where you will be given an option to delete. You will also be presented with the option to pause your account which will make your profile invisible to other users, if you want to take a break form the app for some time. 

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How Safe is Tinder?

Always do your utmost to stay safe on any dating app, trust your gut and never meet anyone you have even the slightest concerns about. If someone is sending you inappropriate messages you have the option to unmatch them and in extreme cases report them to Tinder. The Facebook feature may provide some level of security, so if you feel necessary, do some digging before meeting with anyone - everyone does it! 

Tinder Vs Bumble

Tinder is the leader in the mobile dating scene and so I wanted to compare it to their closest rival to give some evidence based comparisons and to provide you with an alternative. 

Tinder

  • More Users
  • Additional Features are Cheaper
  • Seemingly Decreasing Userbase
  • More Stories of Casual Daters vs Long Term Relationships

Bumble

  • Seems to be more focused on long term relationships
  • User base on the Up
  • Women in Control
  • Less Users
  • More expensive additional features
  • Unlimited Swipes

Tinder Alternatives

The one true contender to the swipe format at the moment is Bumble. You can see the main differences above or if you are interested, then you can read my in depth Bumble review to help you choose the app that suits you best.

Tinder FAQ

The Tinder Dating App

You can download the Tinder app on android or apple, they have also released a desktop version if you like to waste some time at work, I mean during your lunch break! 

Contact Tinder

The best way to get in touch with Tinder is through one of their social accounts, emails and postal address will be very slow to reply and we couldn't find a phone number to use, please update me if you find one.

No available phone number for UK

Tinder, 6th Floor, 55 Strand, London, WC2N 5LR, UK

Support@gotinder.com

Tinder Conclusion



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The Good Stuff:
  • Number of Users
  • Nice App
  • Free
The Bad Stuff:
  • Easily Become Time Consuming
  • More Casual dating feeling
  • Add-ons feel like overkill

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