The Tinder app no longer requires you to have a Facebook account in order to enable it, but you do have to be older than 18.
Once enabled, you can set up a concise profile that consists of a 500-character bio and up to six images (we suggest always including a photo).
You also have to tap on a user’s small image to see a larger version and the person’s profile, which is simply too large for an app.It might work on a dating website where that much information would presumably be read on a larger screen, but it’s overkill on an app, and the amount of scrolling required makes it annoying to access.You then have 24 hours to decide whether you want to “like” or “pass” on your bagel.If you like your bagel and they have also liked you, you’ll connect, meaning that you’ll be able to message one another in a private chat.When you exit back to the list, there’s no guarantee that it’ll be in the same order or that it will return you to the spot you scrolled down to, making it extremely obnoxious to keep track of what you’ve already viewed.
Worse, you can’t see who has liked you unless you pay for an upgrade. If you don’t reply, they’ll probably just keep on messaging you, too. Facebook verification helps block a percentage of bots and catfishers from creating accounts, and without it, Ok Cupid loses a level of reliability.You can load up to nine photos and have a much more prolific profile, too.And if you’ve entered any icebreakers into your profile, the app will send one of them to a bagel you’ve connected with as the first message for greater convenience.But most of the time, the Tinder experience will consist of flicking through profiles like channels on the television.Tinder actually has one of the best user interfaces of any dating app around.As successful as it is at forming long-distance relationships and successful marriages, Tinder has long been accused of changing dating into some form of hookup game.