And it’s actually not that tedious to fill in your own profile, thanks to the Tinder-like yes-or-no swiping game (e.g. Swipe right for yes, and left for no.”) Unlike Tinder, it’s easier to get a gauge of what kind of person you’re checking out.
This feels so much like Friendster when it comes to viewing profiles.
You always see who checks you out every single time, and the free version has no real privacy settings so basically anyone can ogle you whenever they please.
One thing that irks me are the “errors” that happen since they rolled out the pro accounts (they give you the option to re-do your last swipe).
This has happened to me so many times now: I swipe right on someone cute, the next person is not cute so I swipe left, just as I release it shows me the previous guy so I accidentally swipe left on the cute one instead.
Smartphones have changed the dating game immensely in the last few years.
Now, choosing your potential mate (or one-night stand) is just a matter of swiping on your phone.
There’s that extra-special ‘kilig’ factor, plus you won’t be bothered by anyone you don’t want to be bothered by.
It’s also a huge deal that you always view profiles in complete anonymity; I wouldn’t want to come off as a perv – even if I sometimes am. You might get a little sick of swiping left after a while but hey, at least you’re sure that the only one who gets to talk to you are people you’ve already pre-approved.
The second I signed up I was bombarded with come-ons in really bad English. But after all the effort and built-up excitement it turns out that the app is basically pointless unless you pay up.