Now that Tinder is charging for its services, it might be time to turn to one of the many other dating apps available.
Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating.
If the user likes a profile they “swipe right” and if they don’t, they “swipe left”.
The app only allows users to exchange messages if two users match by both swiping right on each other.
This formula has been incredibly successful — with over 50 million users, Tinder has become a serious contender in the online dating world.
However, many online daters have some issues with Tinder’s approach to romance.
The focus that Tinder places on appearances has meant that the app has gained a reputation for being a “hook-up” app.
While there are definitely stories about people meeting their significant others on Tinder, those stories tend to be the exception rather than the rule!As well, Tinder’s messaging system is far from advanced, the majority of its users are college students, and the app isn’t as secure as you might want something connected to your Facebook account to be.Until recently, one of the biggest draws to Tinder was that it was completely free.However, its most recent update included features (such as the ability to view profiles of individuals who aren’t in your local area or undo an accidental swipe) that can only be accessed by a monthly subscription fee to an upgraded version of Tinder called Tinder Plus.Now Tinder also limits the previously unlimited number of right swipes that you can make in a set time period unless you pay the monthly fee.These new features are intriguing (and I’ve definitely found myself wishing for a chance to take back an accidental left swipe!