The focus that Tinder places on appearances has meant that the app has gained a reputation for being a “hook-up” app.While there are definitely stories about people meeting their significant others on Tinder, those stories tend to be the exception rather than the rule!
However, its most recent update included features (such as the ability to view profiles of individuals who aren’t in your local area or undo an accidental swipe) that can only be accessed by a monthly subscription fee to an upgraded version of Tinder called Tinder Plus.
Now Tinder also limits the previously unlimited number of right swipes that you can make in a set time period unless you pay the monthly fee.
These new features are intriguing (and I’ve definitely found myself wishing for a chance to take back an accidental left swipe!
), but with a sticker price of .99 a month, Tinder Plus is definitely outside the budget of most of its users.
Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place.
I spent some time this week doing some research (sadly, none of which ended in a date) on the best free alternatives to Tinder currently on the market – the classics, the copy-cats, the creative, and the crazy – because at some point, we’re all going to run out of right swipes and need another app to turn to!
When it comes to online dating, there is a lot of comfort and success in choosing apps that are already popular (unsurprisingly, dating apps without a lot of users tend to not work very well).
These apps are classic choices for those interested in online dating, and many of them have been around since the pre-app age of online dating.
Now that Tinder is charging for its services, it might be time to turn to one of the many other dating apps available.
Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating.
Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users – using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.