Step 5: Set Your Search Criteria
Tinder search criteria are limited to maximum distance, gender, and age range. The criteria can all be adjusted in the “discovery” settings.
Step 6: Start Swiping!
Now that your profile is set up, you’re ready for the fun part: swiping. To find your matches, tap the flame icon at the top of the screen.
Free users only get one SuperLike per day, so use it wisely. You can also tap the green heart of the red X if you don’t want to actually swipe. The yellow arrow will undo your last swipe if you have Tinder Plus, Gold or Platinum, and the blue star will “SuperLike” a profile.
If you want to read a potential match’s profile or see the rest of their photos, tap without swiping and you can scroll through the pics and read their bio.
Tinder has a “double opt-in” format, meaning to make a match the other person has to swipe right on your profile as well.
Starting A Conversation
To start a conversation, tap the conversation bubble in the top-right corner. This will bring up all your matches. Just tap on the person’s photo and you can type in your message.
Many guys default to just a simple “Hey” or “Hi there,” which isn’t the way to stand out on dating sites. You can usually bet that the higher quality your match is, the harder it will be to get her attention.
Having a few tried-and-true Tinder icebreaker messages can save you a ton of time, and get you a ton of dates. Just like your bio, a good Tinder conversation starter will both catch her attention and elicit some sort of emotional response.
You’ll also want to make it easy for her to respond, so the best thing to do is ask her a question. For example:
Tinder has an opt-in feature called Swipe Surge , which automatically notifies you when singles in your area are especially active on the app. It’s an easy way to increase your odds matching and messaging in real-time, which is the perfect way to quickly lock in a date.
Tinder Safety Measures
To add Noonlight to Tinder, tap the blue circle icon on the bottom of the screen while in the message view.
Tinder Face To Face
Tinder also has a video chat feature called Face To Face. So once you’ve started messaging you have the option to move things to a video chat by tapping the video icon.
But before you can video chat with a particular match, both of you have to express interest by toggling the feature on:
Tinder can quickly turn into a lot of work. Not only is having an attractive profile essential for success, you also need to do a lot of swiping and writing irresistible messages that lead to dates.
Beginning to sound like a real-time investment? The average guy on Tinder logs on 11x a day. That adds up to 90 minutes a day, 10+ hours each week, 42 hours per month. That’s basically a part-time job!
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But if you don’t have a lot of time to spend on dating apps and you’re looking for a serious relationship, you may get frustrated with all the profiles you have to swipe through before finding some good matches.
Skip the upgrade if you don’t live in an area with a lot of other users, especially if you don’t want to commute a long distance for dates. It’s probably not worth the monthly investment.
In theory, this will make it easier to connect (read: hook up) with other singles who plan on attending the same event – and you can get to know them prior to the big day via the app.
Make sure all your pics show you in an attractive, positive light. She doesn’t know you, so just one crazy photo could leave a bad impression and prompt her to move on.