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Tinder Review

Reviewed by
Raffael Krause
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Editor Rating
Membership Base
Match & Search
Cost & Prices

Pros And Cons


Tinder is super easy to use and works on any device.
The membership base is significant and diverse.
You can connect to other apps, for example, to add a Spotify playlist to your profile.
There are options to register through Facebook, an email, or a mobile number.
People on the platform can log in on multiple devices.


It's a superficial dating site based solely on one photo.
Security could do with a lot more improvement.
Profiles are sparse, with very few details to go on.
There are glitches - you can delete a whole conversation but not an individual message.
The subscription options are complicated and a little unusual.

Is Tinder Legit?

Launching in 2012, Tinder is one of the largest dating apps in the world, with millions of people using it to find hookups and romance - it's taken over even the biggest Houston hookup sites.
Owned by Tinder Inc. and registered in Dallas, the app has become a place for young casual daters and one of the most popular Austin hookup sites.
Still, beyond that manipulation of the lack of security, it's a legit dating site with mostly real profiles.

How Does Tinder Work?

The premise is very straightforward. You create a profile and then see profile photos for nearby users who may be of interest.
That's based on simple criteria, so say the guys in a 20-kilometer radius who are within your minimum and maximum age ranges.
You swipe right if you're interested, left if you're not. If you get a mutual match (i.e., you both swipe right on each other's accounts), you can send messages.
However, if you've matched by accident, you can also unmatch, and they then won't be able to contact you further.

Member Structure

Tinder is very popular, with around eight million logins every week. Members on the platform are generally between 24-35, and you'll find about 63% men, 37% women.
In the US, there are over 8 million people on the app, mainly young adults.

Cost Pricing and Plans

The app is free, but you can opt for three different types of premium upgrade to unlock extra account features - choose from Gold, Plus, and Platinum.
A confusing factor is that each of these three packages has two pricing options, with cheaper charges for users under 28 - an attempt to drive up interest in the app from those younger age groups!
Plan Costs Total
One month $14.99/ Month $14.99
Six months $8.83/ Month $52.99
Twelve months $6.92/ Month $82.99

Tinder Special Features

Tinder is a big player in the young adult dating app world, so unsurprisingly, there are many special features to play around with, most accessible only in premium mode.
  • Boost means you are seen in more accounts with the potential for more matches.
  • Super Boost means your profile goes to the front of the swipe suggestion queue.
  • Superlike offers one chance a day to send a blue star-like to stand out.
  • Passport means you can switch up your preferences to meet users when traveling.
  • Rewind is an option if you've swiped the wrong way and want to correct the error.
  • Top Picks are profiles the app has chosen explicitly as your best options.

Security and support

Recent changes to the app have significantly improved security - although it's still effortless and free to create a profile, there is still a chunk of scammers on the platform.
Noonlight is a personal safety app and integrates a panic button so you can share where you are meeting someone, and alert the emergency services and track where you are.
Photo verification is also a new feature and an attempt to cut down on catfishing. The process is self-managed, so you need to take selfies posing in different ways to match the app request - it then confirms you are the same person as your profile photo.

Our Experience on Tinder

Tinder has taken the dating world by storm and is particularly popular with young adults.
It's fast, easy to use, and designed for mobiles.
However, our Tinder dating review found many features, tools, add-ons, and options, and little certainty that the matches you get are real people, so it's a fun app to use, provided you're conscious of the safety element.

Sign Up Process

Sign up Process Tinder

Creating an account is simple - you can use your Facebook account or register with an email address or mobile number.

You'll need to add a few details, such as your date of birth, gender, and name, but you don't need to provide much more than that

Profile Creation

Since matches are based solely on your profile photo, that's where you need to spend your time.

Upload at least 3-4 decent photos, and that's your profile complete.


The app automatically creates your suggested matches, and you can't search for a specific user - you'll need to play the swipe game and trust it to chance that you'll come across the right person.

Contact Other Users

Users on Tinder.com can only make contact when they have a mutual swipe match - although the beauty of the system is that you won't get spam messages from anybody you haven't indicated an interest in!

From there, you can use face-to-face video calls, as well as DMs and voice calls to get to know each other a little better.

Expert Conclusion
The latest Tinder app review concludes that it does well what it knows - mainly swipe dating for young adults, hookups, and mainstream matches based on appearance.
It's not great for anything more profound since you can't find out a great deal about anybody aside from their age and location, but as casual dates go, it's hard to beat.