According to a new study by the University of Iowa, the secret to success on dating apps comes down to making sure that your profile pictures arent all too pristine.
Well, it just might have been your A-List beloved - particularly if his or her name sat next to a little blue tick - because Tinder has introduced verified profiles for "notable public figures, celebrities and athletes", much like Twitter and Facebook. Recently, Tinder also added a feature that lets you share your education and occupation in your bio - so you can see if you share common interests with potential matches. Beware of scams: A new problem facing Tinder is a wave of scams.
If you're happily coupled up, you've probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable - and not so desirable - potential dates. New research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder, who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to *insert dream celebrity date name here*? When it first came on the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/casual sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you, but now almost everyone seems to be on it. A Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos (of your choice) and any pages you've 'liked' on Facebook. There are Tinder trends you can follow, too: a recent analysis of 12,000 profile photos of both men and women showed that 72% of them wore neutral colours in their pictures, as opposed to eye-catching bright colours or a garish print, with the colour black overwhelmingly popular for people's chosen outfits.
And if you're all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we've charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about online dating. Tinder then finds you potential matches near you (you can narrow it down by searching by age and distance) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to 'like' them. The latest one involves being messaged by what seems like a match, who'll then ask you if you're verified on Tinder, and tell you that in order to be verified you just need to click a link and enter a code.
But, if all of this means nothing to you, you're going to want to know exactly what is Tinder and how does Tinder work? The 'verification' service is actually a porn website and will charge you 90 after you enter your credit card details for 'age verification.' Which definitely wasn't what you wanted.
It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile (don't worry, nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook).
How to create the perfect Tinder profile (according to science) Digital dating is hard.Even Zac Effron recently admitted that he couldnt get someone to swipe right for him on tinder after he joined the app post break-up with Sami Miro.Admittedly, this was probably down to everyone thinking his tinder profile was fake. So if a Hollywood A-lister cant even get it right, how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate?making yourself look as good as possible in photos) and warranting (providing Googleable details about yourself which would be hard to manipulate).Participants were then asked to rate profiles on qualities such as trust and social attraction, as well as outcomes such as whether theyd like to meet up and date them.The study concluded that users generally appreciate flattering information but are less attracted to others who display an exclusively positive persona.