CEO Michelle Li founded the app after she noticed many of her friends in the market for simple hookups weren’t having luck.
She noted in a statement, “Those who use Tinder to find partners for casual sex with no strings attached often find the experience confusing and frustrating when they are matched with people who are looking for serious relationships." Casual X works much like the plethora of other dating apps, with standard swiping and matching functionality. Those in search of meaningful, long-term relationships that end in marriage and children need not apply.
And if you're in the game, don't you want to play with the best?
Tinder is simple, quick, fun and free -- and everyone seems to be doing it.
XOXO So, people are aware of Tinder's "hook-up" reputation, yet they are still willing to try the application hoping to connect with someone who is also looking for a serious relationship. There's plenty of discussion about the "seriousness" of mobile dating apps.
If someone makes you uncomfortable, un-match them, report the issue and move on.
If you're single and looking, keep an open mind and check it out.
that is, if you agree with the September article by Nancy Jo Sales, "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse." Not convinced? If someone you like also swiped right on your photo, the app immediately informs you, "It's a Match! The Appeal If you've familiar with online dating, you may wonder what the appeal is, and how you can find someone worth your time given what little information the app gives and requires. The app is simple, easy on the eye and feels like a game. It's a matter of choosing whether to swipe left or right. You'll rationalize your swiping decision based on age, distance and a short bio (if included). Swiping left or right depends on how attractive you find a candidate, and that's pure emotion. If you believe the hype and speak to the wrong people, you'll be convinced that Tinder is just another hook up app. Almost 60 percent of all women who wrote a narrative in their profile included a reference to NOT wanting a hook-up. But you'll find just as many interesting, attractive and successful people who are only interested in a committed relationship. What happens after you're matched, depends on you and your partner.
Tinder is a free, location-based mobile dating app that simplifies the process most dating websites require. The app shows you photos of singles based on your preferences. Indeed, there are plenty of twenty-somethings who are on Tinder for a quick hook-up.
What is Tinder and Why has it become the Focus of Debate? People who have considered online dating desperate find it much easier to download the simple app, link to Facebook and swipe away.
In other words, it promises all of the pleasure with none of the messiness of having to suss out whether today's match could be “the one.” Li told us one feature that makes it stand out from the crowd is "moments." Similar to any social media feed, it allows you to upload photos and thoughts and share them with other users.
And you can see them when you look at anyone's profile.