Research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app.
And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about internet dating. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.
Tinder then finds you potential matches near your location (you can narrow it down by age and distance, too) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – then bingo, it’s a match and you can start messaging. You need a Facebook profile to be able to use the app. Thanks to an update, we have Tinder Online which you can now use on any device – including your laptop or, dare we say it, work computer.
So if you need a break from spreadsheets and fancy a scroll, it’s totally possible without being glued to your phone. We know what you’re thinking: how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate? So spend less time ordering your pics, and more time swiping for Mr or Mrs Right.
Tinder is still on top as the most popular of all the best sex apps, and 2017 has seen the numbers of Tinder’s paid users rocketing to 476,000 singletons subscribing for premium access.
We’re expecting an even bigger spike during winter’s cuffing season.
Yes, Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes” – much like Twitter and Facebook. But with Tinder, only someone you’ve ‘liked’ can make contact.
Alongside the likes of Leondardo Di Caprio, Dave Franco and Hilary Duff, Betches recently discovered that Coach Carr from has also joined the popular online dating app – and his profile is SO fetch. We’ve found it’s rare for guys to actually start up a conversation once they’ve matched with you, leaving you with lots of matches and not much else. Many men are only on Tinder for a quick hook-up, so if it’s a serious relationship you’re after this app might not be for you.If you become insatiable and want more, or if you don’t have Tinder Plus, simply buy a Boost any time you like.Tinder Boost has launched worldwide and the premise is: be seen by more people, get more matches. It even seems that some of our favourite celebs are happily swiping away.And a recent Reddit thread revealed that the phrase you should never use in your Tinder profile is: ‘I made this account as a joke’. Girls like reading and if you don’t take the time to tell us a little bit about yourself that says a lot.’ ‘It’s a great way to keep your profile fresh, and give your potential matches insight into who you are.’ ‘You need a talking point – activity photos, like skiing or surfing, are good talking points. Say something interesting about something you saw on their profile.I have a huge owl in one of my photos and it’s 90 per cent of the time the thing they comment on!Dwayne Hill, who found fame in the 2004 comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Mc Adams, describes himself as a 6’5 Emmy-nominated actor. The mutual friends function means people almost come with references – if you’ve got 10 Facebook friends in common with a match, chances are you could be on to a winner. Perfect to fill minutes when you’re waiting for the bus. The game-style of Tinder means it’s really easy to keep playing and forget about that hottie you were messaging yesterday. The latest one involves being messaged by what seems like a match, who’ll then ask you if you’re verified on Tinder, and tell you that in order to be verified you just need to click a link and enter a code. After refusing to go to a nice independent coffee shop because he had to cross the road, the man insisted on going to Costa (who said romance was dead? Lauren quite reasonably declined, as they had only just met.