It also lets you know whether you have any mutual friends or shared interests on Facebook. Tinder is free to download and use, though there are some paid add-ons including the Tinder Plus subscription.If you like the look of someone, you simply swipe right. It's only available for i Phone or Android (there's no browser version available).Tinder matches couples based on their physical attraction to one another, so there are none of those aforementioned relationship questionnaires and there's no deep understanding of your personality.Instead, you'll see other Tinder users who fall within a specified age range and gender, and are within a certain distance of your location.In fact, half of all single people now use dating apps and sites, and one in five relationships begin online.It's no surprise, then, that there are now hundreds of dating sites to choose from, and that's not even considering the wealth of apps that have appeared since Tinder rose to popularity.
Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
No longer do we see tabloid headlines screaming ‘meet the couple who found love ON THE INTERNET!
’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.
That trend that was significantly more obvious after the 17 to 23 day ‘tipping point’. That its lead researcher, Artemio Ramirez Jr., an Associate Professor, met his wife online in 2005.
Their first date was within that all-important window, of course (although he didn’t realise it at the time).
Of course, exchanging a barrage of emails – even phone calls or Skyping– can seem more secure.