How does Tinder Work

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 25, 2017
How does Tinder Work

It is no secret that the Internet has become one of the most used means of dating. Gone are the days when only the timid or unlucky in love used this medium, today's hectic pace of life and the difficulty of meeting new people has led us to resort in large numbers to web sites and applications to get a date. And among the most popular Apps is Tinder, an alternative way to find people with similar interests and an opportunity to love. Want to know more?, we explain on how Tinder works.

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Steps to follow:

Tinder is ideal for contacting people who are close by, showing you their profile and allowing you to judge whether or not they are attractive, thus flirting between two strangers who may form, who knows, a couple in the future.


The first step to start using Tinder is to download the application. You can search the apps store corresponding to your operating system, i.e. in the Android Play Store, App Store on iPhone, Windows Phone Store on Windows phones, etc.

If you do not want to waste time looking for it, then download it directly from the web following this link.

How does Tinder Work - Step 2

Once you've downloaded Tinder on your phone, then you should register yourself by filling in your information, filling out a profile, you will do this through Facebook. Why through Facebook? Because Tinder is connected to this great social network, allowing you to see if you can find people who have friends in common with you or what your interests are.

The good news is that none of your Facebook friends know that you're using this app, so no need to worry because the information will be kept confidential.


It is important that when creating your Tinder profile you choose good pictures that clearly show your face and best attributes. Sometimes pictures say more than we think about ourselves, so we recommend that you avoid some photos, for example:

  • Images where you are wearing sunglasses, we all know they can be misleading. If you're using an image of this type, see that in the rest of the photos you upload you're not wearing them.
  • Photos that show you with someone else, if you're dating, why do you have a photo with someone else? Are you planning a threesome?
  • Photos that clearly show that you have cut out a person you were holding hands with, it gives the impression that you've cut your ex out of the photo.
  • Images showing a lot of body and little face, the idea is that you can clearly see your face, not just your figure.

With current technology, phones with powerful cameras and many filters available, it is possible to get an excellent picture with few resources. If you're still doubting, take a look at how to take good selfies to add an amazing picture to your profile.

How does Tinder Work - Step 4

Once you've got the right one and you have uploaded your photos, then you must determine your preferences. Ages you want to date, the number of kilometers around your location where you want to look and gender.

With this data Tinder will show the profiles of people with such characteristics. If you give the person a red X they are automatically discarded and no longer appear in your searches, whereas if you press the green heart you're telling that person you find them attractive. Best of all is that the other will not know you like him/her unless he or she also presses the green heart. In that case Tinder announces that there has been a match and you can decide if you want to chat with them.

Now you also have a 'Super like' option, this means that if you superlike a person, he or she will see your profile first as soon as the person opens the app. You only have a limited number of superlikes in a free account per day, so use them wisely!

How does Tinder Work - Step 5

What makes Tinder so great and popular is that there is only Match when two people are mutually attracted to each other, so you only talk to those you want to. Also, you can have multiple open chats and plan all the dates you want. Now that you know how Tinder works, do you dare to use it?

If you still have some doubts on security issues, take a look at our article on how to be safe onTinder. If you're not sure if someone is using Tinder, we advise you to take a look at our article on how to know if someone is on Tinder.

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