But, dismissing this app would be a mistake, and I can give you 50 million reasons in 196 countries worldwide to convince you. Over the past few months, I've used Tinder Plus (premium subscription / worldwide) to "informally research" Tinder users (women and men) across a wide age-range (25-50) all over the world. Here are examples copied from Tinder profiles in the United States: Not looking for a hook-up, but thanks for the thought . Afraid of matching and chatting with a married person? Oh, but wait, it also happens in bars, restaurants, at speed dating events, and through matchmaking services. Trust your instincts and make sure your partner is on the same page.
Are these women hiding their true intentions about hooking-up? In fact, many find them superficial because of how simple they are. Whatever the case, Tinder is popular and has brought online dating to the masses.
Verdict: Worth a shot, if only to kill time answering bizarre questions about yourself. Cons: A high number of sexually frustrated virgin-trolls means a lot of women find using it a harrowing experience, which understandably makes them cagey when you come along.
The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.
Pros: Once you get over the slight stalker complex Happn instils on you by showing women who walked past your front door an hour ago, matching with users within a 250 meter radius is actually quite handy.
XOXO So, people are aware of Tinder's "hook-up" reputation, yet they are still willing to try the application hoping to connect with someone who is also looking for a serious relationship. There's plenty of discussion about the "seriousness" of mobile dating apps.
If someone makes you uncomfortable, un-match them, report the issue and move on.
Tinder is a free, location-based mobile dating app that simplifies the process most dating websites require. The app shows you photos of singles based on your preferences. Indeed, there are plenty of twenty-somethings who are on Tinder for a quick hook-up.