If you don’t have Tinder, you’re probably either not single, not looking to date or hook-up with anyone right now, or you haven’t heard of the year-old app that has given our generation an even easier time finding a mate than ever before.The red flame icon is familiar amongst many, even those who don’t have popular apps like Instagram.It’s free and all it requires is a user with a Facebook page.
It also shows which friends and interests you have in common on Facebook, but you can turn that option – along with the option to write anything about yourself or what you’re looking for – off. They might tell you that from the beginning, or you’ll find that out on your first date when they start rubbing your leg after a 5-minute conversation. Whether it’s your ex, someone you’ve always wanted to go out with, or even your best friend’s current boyfriend or girlfriend, chances are that you’ll run into someone you know. Tinder tells you how far a user is away from you – literally. Sometimes it says “less than a mile” and it’s a little creepy. Are they in the same grocery store as you right now? It even follows someone when they leave the state, so you can track someone – if you’re creepy like that. Most users do live in the state they’re using Tinder in, but a lot are traveling.
But before you go download this app on your, there are some things you should know and tips to Tinder by. Just be aware, especially if that’s not what you’re looking for. To avoid awkwardness, you can swipe left and never see their profile again, or you can finally get the chance to see if they’re into you as well. That might be one of your questions when getting to know someone: Do you live here?
Or are we going to go out/hook-up and I’ll never see you again? You can only communicate with users that you like and that like you.
If you pass on someone, you’ll never see their profile again, and they can’t see yours.
If you swipe right to like someone, but they don’t like you back, you won’t see their profile again.
If you both like each other, you’re alerted that you “have a new match,” and you can start communicating through a messaging system that looks like an i Message.
But if the convo is going sour, you can block someone.
Their profile will be deleted from your list, and you won’t be able to continue conversation.
If for some reason someone’s profile disappears and you didn’t delete, they probably did.
Ross Lynch Ross Shor Lynch is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician.
He is one of the founding members of the pop rock band R5.