A members-only subscription service that costs around £4 per month and allows you to see everyone who has swiped right on you. It also allows you unlimited likes – and crucially, the power to undo them – and the passport feature allows you to like anyone anywhere in the world. Well, that could be about to change thanks to Tinder Boost.Yes, with a name that does exactly what it says on the tin, the new Tinder update gives your profile a push in the right direction – boosting you up to be one of the top profiles in your area for 30 minutes.
Doing otherwise, the study explains, ‘might be coded as bragging, which is associated with negative social consequences and reduced liking.’ Another study also found that people wearing glasses in their profile picture were much less likely to get a right swipe. ‘Love travelling, cheese and wine’ and ‘I enjoy nights out as much as nights in’ are not likely to get you a match. We had a chat with Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s VP of Comms and the woman who helped launch the world’s most successful dating app, to ask how to get a swipe right every time. ‘A lot of people think their serious, hot photo is going to get them a lot of swipes, but we’ve found that when you’re authentically smiling it actually increases your chances of getting a swipe right by 14%.’ ‘I like seeing who someone’s friends are because I think that says a lot about a person, but one group photo is enough – don’t make it your first photo, and certainly not all of them.’ get swiped right if you don’t have your bio filled out. ’ ‘It’s best to send messages instead of leaving that match idle.
Tinder then finds you potential matches near your location (you can narrow it down by age and distance, too) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – then bingo, it’s a match and you can start messaging. You need a Facebook profile to be able to use the app. Thanks to an update, we have Tinder Online which you can now use on any device – including your laptop or, dare we say it, work computer.
So if you need a break from spreadsheets and fancy a scroll, it’s totally possible without being glued to your phone. We know what you’re thinking: how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate? So spend less time ordering your pics, and more time swiping for Mr or Mrs Right.
Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to your favourite Hollywood celeb?
Well, it just might have been your A-List beloved – particularly if his or her name sat next to a little blue tick.
Yes, Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes” – much like Twitter and Facebook. But with Tinder, only someone you’ve ‘liked’ can make contact.