June 7, 2021

Tinder, dating app: how does it work?

If you are single, looking for love, or want to meet new people without the hassle, Tinder is the perfect solution for you. This dating application appeals to many young people thanks to its geolocated matching system and its ease of use.


How does Tinder work?

Tinder is a very easy-to-use online application, it puts you in contact with people who match your compatibility criteria, and who are in a perimeter close to your location. It is mainly used by young people between 18 and 30 years old.

Before you get started, you should learn a little more about Tinder vocabulary so that you can navigate it without too many problems:

  • SWIPE: scroll with your finger on the screen (left or right)
  • LIKE: when you indicate your desire to talk to someone
  • DISLIKE: when you don't like the profile that is offered to you
  • MATCH: when two people send each other a LIKE

To fully understand how Tinder works, watch the overview video below:

To start, you must download the application Tinder Gold Apk on your mobile phone, you can then register by entering your phone number, or simply connect to the application via your Facebook account. We advise you to opt for the 2nd option because it allows Tinder to have access to your information as well as your list of friends; This will make it easier for you to find profiles compatible with yours.

When a profile is offered to you, you can swipe to the right or press the green heart. If the attraction is mutual, Tinder will send you a notification and offer to send a message to the person; if you are not interested, you just have to swipe to the left or press the red cross. Finally, if a user becomes too heavy, you have the option of blocking them at any time.

Free or paid Tinder, what are the differences?

Tinder offers various features in free or paid mode, for example, if you really like a profile, you can use the super like option by swiping up, or by tapping towards the blue shooting star. In paid mode, the super like is unlimited, unlike the free mode where it is only available once every 12 hours.

For this reason, the free mode is quite frustrating because the use of the super liker is essential if we want to play regularly. However, it is still perfectly possible to use Tinder for free ... provided you use the right techniques and arm yourself with patience! You will get some great tips on how to use Tinder for free by reading this article.

What are the prices and features of the available subscriptions?

Tinder Boost

The Tinder boost option allows you to optimize the visibility of your profile for 30 minutes for users located near your area. To do this, just press the purple lightning bolt.

This option without time commitment is very practical when you want to quickly meet someone for an evening.

A boost costs 4.39 euros and you can get a pack from 10 to 2.70 euros per boost.

Tinder Plus

Tinder Plus is a paid feature that lets you:

  • have a free boost per month and 5 Super Likes every 12 hours;
  • change your location and swipe without limits;
  • cancel Like sent in error.

The Tinder Plus subscription is monthly and its cost differs depending on the age of the user. Thus, a user who is over 30 years old will have to pay either:

  • € 19.99 for a one-month subscription;
  • 74.94 € for a 6-month subscription (i.e. 12.49 euros per month;
  • 99.96 € for an annual subscription, which is equivalent to 8.33 euros per month.

Tinder Gold

Tinder Gold gives you the same benefits as Tinder Plus, with the bonus of knowing who secretly liked your profile thanks to the Like You option. To be able to take advantage of Tinder Gold, you must subscribe to Tinder Plus, the price always varies according to the age of the user. If you are over 30 years old, the one-month subscription is € 14.99, and the 6-month subscription is € 54.96, or € 9.17 per month; as for the annual subscription, it is € 169.92.

Tips for using Tinder

Your photos are the first thing users will see, so they must stand out. It is better not to use more than three photos. To choose which one you are going to put in the main photo, it is advisable to survey your friends. Use a powerful device with good image quality and above all avoid the flash. Your description should attract users and spark their interest, so apply yourself to stand out. Highlight aspects of your personality that are original, without spreading your life too much, it's a bio, not a novel!