Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that facilitates communication between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to chat.
The app is most commonly used as a dating app or hookup app, Tinder is among the first "swiping apps", whose users employ a swiping motion to choose photos of other users, swiping right for potentially good matches and swiping left on a photo to move to the next one.
After transitioning from the clicking function Tinder initially used, Tinder became the first "swipe app", now a term to describe various apps that use swiping left or right to control what content the user sees in a browsing fashion.
Companion apps were being developed by different companies allowing users to, for example, use the user's heart rate to determine which direction to swipe instead of the user swiping with their hands.
The main companion site for Tinder has been Facebook, as Tinder users connect their Facebook profile to their Tinder accounts for verification and profile details.
Chatting on Tinder is only available between two users that have swiped right on one another's photos.
Basic information is gathered and the users' social graph is analyzed.Rad and Mateen had known each other since they were 14.They later attended USC together and entered the Internet entrepreneurship field.If two users like each other it then results in a "match" and they are able to chat within the app.In March 2015, Tinder announced the public release of its paid service, Tinder Plus, a feature allowing unlimited matches, whereas the free Tinder app limits the number of right swipes in a 12-hour period.