So if you need a break from spreadsheets and fancy a scroll, it’s totally possible without being glued to your phone. We know what you’re thinking: how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate? So spend less time ordering your pics, and more time swiping for Mr or Mrs Right.
A new algorithm alternates the photo first seen by others when you show up on Tinder and notes each response to put your best foot – or picture – forward to new people. Just remember according to a new study by the University of Iowa, the secret to success on dating apps comes down to making sure that your profile pictures aren’t all too pristine.
Dwayne can been seen sporting a fully fledged beard and man bun in his pictures, though with the possibility of a sequel on the cards he might not want to ditch the tracksuit just yet. Tinder recently integrated Instagram, meaning you can see the 34 most recent snaps from your potential date’s Insta account to get a better idea of whether they’re right for you. The mutual friends function means people almost come with references – if you’ve got 10 Facebook friends in common with a match, chances are you could be on to a winner. Perfect to fill minutes when you’re waiting for the bus. The game-style of Tinder means it’s really easy to keep playing and forget about that hottie you were messaging yesterday. The latest one involves being messaged by what seems like a match, who’ll then ask you if you’re verified on Tinder, and tell you that in order to be verified you just need to click a link and enter a code. After refusing to go to a nice independent coffee shop because he had to cross the road, the man insisted on going to Costa (who said romance was dead? Lauren quite reasonably declined, as they had only just met.
Adding ‘if you’re a good cuddler, I might let you join my gang’ in his bio. We’ve found it’s rare for guys to actually start up a conversation once they’ve matched with you, leaving you with lots of matches and not much else. Many men are only on Tinder for a quick hook-up, so if it’s a serious relationship you’re after this app might not be for you…
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.
Yes, Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes” – much like Twitter and Facebook.
Alongside the likes of Leondardo Di Caprio, Dave Franco and Hilary Duff, Betches recently discovered that Coach Carr from has also joined the popular online dating app – and his profile is SO fetch.
Dating expert Dr Jessica Carbino, who studied the findings for Tinder, explained that it’s all to do with being able to see the eyes of a potential partner – something which is crucial to finding someone attractive or not. Either way, you Research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. 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. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.