But what is going to make a potential hook-up banish you into the abyss of the left swipe?
In summer, a survey by u Switch showed that nearly one in five of us used the dating app during a festival, which is a staggering 2.5 million millennials swiping their way through the crowds. Tinder has seen many changes over the last few years, from adding extra functions to developing Tinder online so that you can literally swipe anywhere.
This results in x10 profile views and more chance of a match. ‘Boost mode’ can only be activated while swiping in Tinder mode.
If you have upgraded to Tinder Plus, you will get one free Boost every month.
You can also include your education and occupation in your bio.
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.
Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to your favourite Hollywood celeb?
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.Those pictures that are perfectly posed and highly filtered were deemed less socially attractive and less trustworthy, so the more natural your photos the better.It showed that you’re better off presenting your actual self rather than your idealised self if you want to attract a date.Of course, once you’ve met your match there isn’t a 100% guarantee that you will get on like a house on fire. You’ll mutually agree you’d be ‘better off as a friends’ after one drink and call it a night. In September 2016, Tinder revealed the most right swiped jobs on the app i.e.the professions which gained the most interest from prospective dates. Well according the research, teaching is the most right swiped for females and lawyers were top for males.