Tinder is an American online dating application that allows users to anonymously swipe left or right on displayed profiles to dislike or like them respectively. Profiles generally comprise of short bio, a photograph, and personal interests. Once users match, they can message each other on the Tinder app. Tinder first launched in 2012 as a startup incubated by Hach Labs. By 2014, the platform recorded around 1 billion "swipes" per day. Users can sign up for this using their Facebook account or phone number. Today, Tinder is available on iOS and Android. Additionally, Tinder displays potential matches based on the profile's geographic proximity to the user. The platform operates in the freemium business model where users can sign up and get started for free but highlighting their profile and other similar services are available for an additional in-app purchase. Meanwhile, the company has been criticized for its safety issues, data privacy concerns, and even public health concerns.
07 Feb 2023Technology
Tinder launches slew of safety features on Safer Internet Day
To mark Safer Internet Day (SID), popular online dating platform Tinder is rolling out a slew of safety features to make it easier for users to control how they interact with others.
24 Jan 2023Relationships
Online dating: Questions to ask before you meet in real
Dating online on apps like Tinder and Bumble is no mean feat! If you are genuinely looking to build a meaningful relationship, it is a whole new ballgame.
09 Aug 2022Mumbai
Mumbai man seeks sisters on Tinder for Raksha Bandhan
Apps like Tinder have made finding dates much easier and faster, but does it always have to be romantic love?
11 May 2022Google
Hinge, Tinder's parent company sues Google over restrictive billing practices
Tinder's parent company Match Group has sued Google, alleging that its Android apps are being forced to use Google Play Store billing for payments and pay a 30% royalty on each transaction.
17 Aug 2021Technology
Tinder will soon start offering ID verification. What changes, then?
Twitter halted its account verification process but popular dating app Tinder has begun rolling out a similar idea called ID verification. Using this, Tinder users can show the platform a government or official ID to verify that they are the person they claim to be on Tinder.
08 Jun 2021Samsung
NewsBytes Briefing: Tinder makes it easier for cheaters, and more
Tinder's very nature makes it unviable for cheaters. While fake profiles don't get you anywhere, using your real identity will get you spotted and ratted out by common friends.
07 Jun 2021Technology
Tinder finally unveils feature to block people on the app
With the growing availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the popular dating app Tinder is anticipating a "post-pandemic uncuffing season" to follow.
02 Sep 2020Pakistan News
Pakistan bans Tinder, Grindr over 'immoral' content
Pakistan is launching a crackdown on popular online dating services.
23 May 2020United States of America
Tinder will soon allow global matches, video calling: Details here
The outbreak of COVID-19, the worst health crisis of our time, has made social distancing a must in different parts of the world.
07 May 2020Facebook
Facebook led to crashing of several popular apps on iOS
A few hours ago, Spotify, Tinder, TikTok, Pinterest, and many other popular apps started crashing on iOS.
24 Jan 2020Uber
Not feeling safe on a date? Use Tinder's 'panic' button
Tinder has grown into one of the biggest dating platforms, with millions shelling out money to use the service.
06 Sep 2019Facebook
Now, more people can use Facebook Dating: Here's how
Facebook Dating, the dedicated service to find love and matches the likes of Tinder and OkCupid, has been launched to a wider set of users.
17 Aug 2019India
Top 5 dating apps for the LGBTQ+ community in India
For the longest time, India's queer community has been forced underground as the police once tracked "homosexual gangs," traced people on online chatrooms and booked them under IPC Section 377.
28 Jul 2019iOS
Tinder's new feature will protect LGBTQ community from being criminalized
A month ago, Tinder introduced the option to let people reveal their sexual orientation on the dating platform.
15 Jul 2019Zomato
Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers
After staying ad-free for years, WhatsApp is finally looking to monetize by showing ads.
06 Jul 2019Netflix
Tinder beats YouTube, Netflix to become highest earning non-game app
Tinder has beaten popular services like Netflix and YouTube to become the highest grossing non-game app in the first half of 2019, according to the latest figures from Sensor Tower.
19 Jun 2019India
Bengaluru techie jailed after one-night stand with Tinder date
Online dating culture is a tricky mess. While you may come across fake profiles and sex offenders galore, minding the fine line between serious and casual is usually the hardest.
13 Jun 2019San Francisco
How Snapchat's 'gender swap' filter helped arrest this pedophile cop
Although Snapchat has increasingly become less popular since Instagram introduced Stories, its recent 'gender swap' filter made it popular once again.
25 Apr 2019Engadget
Dating app Bumble's AI will save you from unwanted nudes
Priyanka Chopra-backed Bumble dating app will soon use artificial intelligence to save people from unwanted nudes.
05 Apr 2019Snapchat
Soon, your Snapchat stories will come on Tinder: Here's how
Snapchat's iconic 'Stories' feature is heading over to Tinder.
01 Apr 2019April Fools
Prank or not? Tinder claims to be adding height verification
Amid several April Fools' Day pranks, Tinder has made the claim of mandating height verification.
18 Feb 2019WhatsApp
Tinder reveals what women, men find most-desirable in each other
In an era of social media websites and apps, finding love is just a finger swipe away.
15 Feb 2019Farmers
Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match
Previously, we reported how there is a Tinder-like app for dogs, where people can date a dog before adopting them.
14 Feb 2019Netflix
50% Indians don't want anything special on V-Day: Survey
We know how Indian aashiqs love to express their feelings through teddy bears, flowers, and romantic dates, courtesy projection of 'love' in Bollywood, but a recent survey by dating app OkCupid revealed startling results.
07 Feb 2019Europe
Tinder for dogs: An app to choose the perfect pet
In what will come as good news for dog lovers, there exists an app through which you can date a 'dog', before adopting it.
30 Jan 2019Twitter
Here's what Google India, Tinder, Amazon Prime "really really really...want"
A new meme fest has emerged on social media with the "We really really really..." format in which people have expressed their exclusive and unfulfilled wishes.
11 Jan 2019India
Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder
For generations, the goals of Indians in their 20s have been to get a job, which provides a stable income, and get "settled".
15 Nov 2018Technology
Brokers are selling Tinder, OkCupid data; details like sexual-orientation available
Millions of dating profiles from sites like Tinder and OkCupid are being auctioned by shady data brokers.
10 Nov 2018Facebook
Facebook Dating comes to Canada, Thailand: Details here
Nearly two months after taking off in Colombia, Facebook Dating is coming to two new countries - Thailand and Canada.
25 Sep 2018India
Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature
Tinder is rolling out a new feature in India, one that only lets women open a conversation with a guy on the famous dating app.
22 Aug 2018Twitter
#WeirdestDateEver: Woman convinces dozens of men to participate in 'live-Tinder'
On Sunday, scenes at New York's Union Square were unprecedented. Thousands of men had come to meet their Tinder date, who was actually the same woman!
15 Aug 2018Business
Tinder founders sue parent companies Match Group, IAC for $2bn
Tinder co-founders Sean Rad and Jonathan Badeen, along with eight other former and current Tinder employees, have sued parent company Match Group, and its holders IAC for a whopping $2bn.
23 Jun 2018iOS
Tinder introduces Picks to find you matches with common interests
Tinder is testing a new feature called "Tinder Picks" that aims at helping users find more matches based on common interests.
18 Jun 2018iOS
The Crown dating app from Tinder's creators gamifies dating
If you thought Tinder was shallow for promoting its 'hot-or-not' approach in the online dating space, you might not be ready for what's coming next.
16 May 2018Technology
Tinder's location-tracking feature is spooky: Details here
Tinder is developing a new feature called Places that tracks your location and allows potential matches to see where you've been.
03 May 2018Uber
Facebook employee brags on Tinder about being 'professional stalker,' fired
Facebook is fighting a challenging battle. On one hand, Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to dispel notions that the social media platform is infringing upon users' privacy.
06 Apr 2018Facebook
Tinder logs out users after Facebook updates data privacy policies
After Facebook recently revealed that a maximum of 87 million users could have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and updated its data privacy policies against third-party apps, Tinder users who had signed up through Facebook Login have been booted off the dating app.
17 Mar 2018Technology
Tinder sues rival dating app Bumble over patents
Tinder's parent company Match.com has sued rival dating app Bumble over alleged patent infringement and misappropriation of intellectual property.
26 Feb 2018Lifestyle
Tinder helping youngsters cheat on their partners: Study
Dating app Tinder, which is supposed to help people form new relationships, is increasingly helping youngsters cheat on their partners, a study claims.
22 Feb 2018Facebook
Woah! Tinder flaw allowed access to accounts through phone number
According to the findings of security agency Appsecure, a Tinder login flaw allowed anyone to access an account just by using the registered phone number.