Are you on Tinder?
I tried Tinder for a couple of days a few years back and I wasn’t exactly amused. But, there are millions of people on Tinder, people who are looking for both casual relationships and serious ones too. Am one of those people who believe in physically meeting people but that’s because I am traditional. But most people around me are either swiping right or left, liking people’s pictures and flirting around on Tinder. If you’re on Tinder here are few things you should know.
1. Attractive people appear first
The first 10-15 profiles you see in any given session are attractive users that haven’t swiped right for you. This way, it looks like there are a ton of hot people using Tinder. So basically, you’re getting people that didn’t like you as options, it’s rather tricky because it just means that the chances of you getting that person is really low.
2. The ones you swiped right appear next
The whole point of Tinder is to make matches, so the ones you swiped right will definitely appear and the ones who didn’t will show up to keep it interesting for you. This also stops you from swiping right for people just because you think they liked you.
3. You have a score you don’t know about
Tinder has an algorithm and a system that is able to know how attractive you are based on how many people swipe right for you. This system is known as the Elo score, it was developed in 2 months so it’s not something they would like to disclose.
4. Frequently active users are rewarded
There are a group of people who just download Tinder but hardly use it. Then there are people who live on Tinder, they get a match and act on it every time they get the chance to. How do they know that you’re active? Your level of activity includes actually engaging in conversations rather than just swiping.
5. Interactions with other people are monitored
The length and frequency of your conversations are actually monitored. This just proves that you are an interesting person which then goes with how attractive you are which puts you on Tinder’s priority for matching.
6. There are very many cheaters
But who doesn’t know this? A research was done in 2015 and they found that only 54% of Tinder users were actually single. This is quite sad as it proves that online dating has actually enabled a lot of cheaters, it basically makes it too easy to meet someone.
7. When you move to a new location your profile gets pushed to the front
When you move to a new location Tinder wants to ensure that you’re connected as fast as possible. So, when you move to a new location you will definitely be put as a high priority.
8. Tinder knows your preferences
Based on who you swipe on Tinder knows the kind of people you like and these include proximity, friends in common, age, interests, and education level.
9. There’s a special tinder for celebs
It is known as Tinder select and you’re definitely not part of that team. This service is invitation-only and is generally reserved for celebrities and the top 1% on Tinder.