In fact, the photos it chooses to show come up in a more controlled way because of its relationship to Facebook.In addition to location, shared interests, friends, and other Facebook things are what determine who you see.After an hour, the invitation, all chats and photos are erased. Up until now dating apps, not to be confused with online dating websites, have had a male heavy demographic—that is, until Tinder came along.Safe, Easy, Offline Meeting: Here's the part that Tinder doesn't quite offer.
Tinder's founders bragged to us about the number of female users when it launched last October, and though they didn't have fresh numbers, the app has received a lot of vocal approval from women online, including female tech writer Jenna Wortham, who says "there’s something about Tinder’s simple, flirty interface that is undeniably fun." This acceptance might have something to do with the fact that unlike every other hook-up app out there, which were birthed by men, as Ann Friedman notes in So far hook-up apps haven't catered to women because they lack certain protections that the XX-demographic likes when meeting potential sexual partners, argues Friedman: "women want authenticity, privacy, a more controlled environment, and a quick path to a safe, easy offline meeting." Perhaps because of its single female voice, Tinder offers a lot of those things mostly by way of Facebook.When it comes to the apps on our phones, we tend to become loyal to a select few.You find something you like—maybe you’re a Facebook fan, or a loyal Instagrammer, or a member of the cool Snapchat club—and you stick to it. Ever wonder if you’ve met your soulmate, but didn’t know it?Anecdotally, I've had friends tell me they've met up with people on Tinder in groups at bars, at first. 1.5 billion profiles have been rated or ranked, according to Wortham, it has seen 20,000 downloads since October and has itself a four star rating in the i Tunes store.70 percent of its matches have led to chat conversations on the app.