Don’t expect the quality control offered on e Harmony and Elite Singles.Anecdotally, it has a reputation for being the sleaziest of the bunch! However, an upgrade, at .18-.35 per month, promises to promote your profile and more than double your chance of meeting someone.
So, don’t be tempted to lie about – or exaggerate – anything. Meanwhile, Tinder’s in-house sociologist, Dr Jessica Carbino, says it’s helpful to “smile, wear bright colours, avoid hats and sunnies, and include animals, as well as travel shots.” In addition, when it comes to describing yourself, be aware of hidden online dating codes.
Then, using GPS, it finds your location, and gives you a bunch of nearby possibilities. Rated: Tinder is fast and convenient, and the Facebook connection lets you see friends you and your matches have in common. But, there is a subscription version – Tinder Plus, which lets you rewind your most recent swipe and search in a place you’re about to visit before you get there.
Swipe right if you’re interested and left if you’re not. Slated: Many users are in it for casual encounters only. It’s .99 per month for under 30s and .99 for over 30s.
Rated: The deal breaker search option and compatibility/psychological reports boost your chances of meeting Mr or Mrs Right. If you don’t get lucky early on, you could end up spending a small fortune.
Also, wading through so many lengthy profiles can be tiring.