A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.
Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
But, if all of this means nothing to you, then here’s is talking about… When it first came onto the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/ no strings sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you but now almost everyone seems to be on it.
And the app has revealed its latest update which allows users to add info about their gender identity. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile (don’t worry, nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook).
You’ll also be asked questions about the type of person you’re looking to date.
Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.
According to a new study by Tinder, wearing glasses in your profile photos will reduce your chances of a right swipe. Instead of having specs appeal, wearing glasses could reduce the chances of finding ‘true love’ by 12 per cent, which is a pretty substantial percentage for something we had never really considered before.
But why would this make people think twice about swiping right? If you’re happily coupled up, you’ve probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable – and not so desirable – potential dates.
When you first sign up with match.com, you’ll be asked to give some basic info about yourself.
You’ll be able to pick the words that best describe you, and give others an idea of the things you’re interested in, be it eating out, dancing or volunteering.