Day Two — using Tinder

The App Interface

As mentioned previously, I believe you need to swipe right (if you like to meet the person) and swipe left (if you don’t). I was not sure about this initially so you can actually just click “X” for No and “Heart” for Yes.

I believe that you are only matched if both say “Yes”.

There are 3 other symbols: Return (if you swipe left on someone by mistake), Star (if you really really like someone and the app will inform the person) and lightning bolt (to increase the probability that someone will see your profile).

I believe that there are all limited feature that you will need pay for through “Tinder Plus”. I have not tried this yet. I am not sure if it is a scam or not.

Swiping left and right

According to a report by the New York Times, men swipe right on Tinder 46 percent of the time and women only swipe right 14 percent of the time.

I was swiping right less than 10 percent of the time. I guess thats because I was filtering out the profile based on a specific criteria:

“Cannot see their face”, “Only one photo”, “No bio” (a large majority — I wonder if it is SPAM), “unrealistic photos”, “too young”, “too far away”.

I finally found a setting which increased my percentage — location distance and age. When I was looking for some closer to my age and location, I found more suitable possibles.

No matches yet.