Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that allows users to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties swiped to the right.The app is used as a dating app or hookup app, depending on the user's individual preference.It has met with controversy over limiting the number of "likes" a free user can give in a certain amount of time, as well as charging prices for different age groups.As of late 2014, an estimated 50 million people use the app every month with an average of 12 million matches per day.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for users to select their gender.
This is an optional service offered to Tinder Plus users that costs an additional fee their paid subscription. Carbino, "the findings indicate that Tinder users are more likely to be looking for a committed relationship than are offline daters." States The New York Times in their article "First Comes Tinder. " Using Facebook, Tinder is able to build a user profile with photos that have already been uploaded.
Basic information is gathered and the users' social graph is analyzed.
Chatting on Tinder is only available between two users that have swiped right on one another's photos.
The selections a user makes are not known to other users, unless two individuals swipe right on each other's profiles.