You sign up with your Facebook account to ensure some level of identity verification (though your membership is not announced to your Facebook friends via your page, feed, etc.).
The app then matches you to other Tinder users in the area around you – whether you’re at home, at work, in a bar, or on a trip.
We promise to match you with the woman most suited to your personality and needs.
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Described by some news outlets as “the next Facebook,” it has made the concept of both mobile and online dating more socially acceptable.
Part of the reason for this according to founder Justin Mateen, is that mobile phones – and smartphones in particular - have become so ubiquitous.
You can also say a few words (up to 500 characters) to describe yourself.
The settings tab allows you to choose whether you want to be matched with men or women or both, how far away you are willing to search (i.e. Pictures of potential suitors pop up on your screen one by one along with their ages (your age is also pulled from your Facebook profile), and whether you have Facebook friends or mutual interests in common.