Tinder is a dating app.
Defined as a location-based social search mobile app, Tinder lets people connect and chat if there is mutual interest between both parties.
The app uses Facebook to build user profiles, using pictures which have already been uploaded. Potential candidates for users are then generated based on location, mutual friends and common interests. A list of matches is then displayed to the user, who is then able to annonymously browse the potential matches.
If a user swipes right on a potential candidate it means they like that user, a swipe left means that a user passes on the potential match. If two users swipe right on each other they are then able to chat in the app.
What is Tinder Plus and how much does it cost?
The free version of Tinder limits the number of right swipes in a 12 hour period, however Tinder Plus allows unlimited swipes. Tinder Plus is the paid service, costing $9.99 per month for users under 30, and $19.99 for users over 30.
The app was released in September 2012, and is developed by American media and internet company, InterActiveCorp, based in New York City. The company was founded by Sean Rad, Jonathan Badeen, Justin Mateen, Joe Munoz, Dinesh Moorjani, Chris Gylczynski, and Whitney Wolfe. Wolfe went on to leave Tinder and set up rival app, Bumble.