Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates.All Paid users can message and post and they also have added benefits.Free to use and with a UI that's simple to the point of remedial, its rapid-fire approach to matchmaking has since been aped by numerous developers, while online dating's gentrification has continued apace. Whether you're looking for love or just a casual fling, there's plenty of competition around.
It's a sound approach, especially for online dating newbies: meeting someone is less intimidating and feels more organic this way, but you can still get to know people you otherwise might not have met.
Launched back in 2012, it burned into the spotlight and never swiped back, becoming a fixture on Home screens all over the world.
Unlike most technologies that are gushed about, Tinder can genuinely lay claim to having had a disruptive impact and its popularity is easy to understand (despite what we now think of it).
The premium version gives you access to loads of filters (useful when you're about to like 1,000 people) and other neat stuff, like background auto-liking and the ability to manually change your GPS location (so you can scout potential matches at places you're travelling to in advance).
The free version gives you the basic ability to batch like, but to use the app more than once, you'll have to give it a five star review or share your dirty little secret on social media - a complete con, obviously, but probably worth the hassle as its ads are less intrusive than other add-ons. Alternatives with similar functionality that won't strong-arm you into giving it a positive review include Tinderly, which is available on i OS and Android (where it goes by Swiper Liker), and Bonfire.