Doing otherwise, the study explains, ‘might be coded as bragging, which is associated with negative social consequences and reduced liking.’ But as well as finding that we’re less attracted to idealized online versions of people, the study also found that ‘warrantability’ is important. ‘s Gemma Oaten – are the faces of The Wait campaign and Tinder has created bespoke profiles for each of them.
You New research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder, who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to *insert dream celebrity date name here*?
If you’re happily coupled up, you’ve probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable – and not so desirable – potential dates.
Well, it just might have been your A-List beloved – particularly if his or her name sat next to a little blue tick – because Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes”, much like Twitter and Facebook.
And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about online dating. When it first came on the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/casual sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you, but now almost everyone seems to be on it. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile (don’t worry, nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook).
But, if all of this means nothing to you, you’re going to want to know exactly what is Tinder and how does Tinder work? A Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos (of your choice) and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.
Recently, Tinder added a feature that lets you share your education and occupation in your bio – so you can see if you share common interests with potential matches.
What’s more, you can now share your favourite music with potential matches via Spotify, thanks to Tinder’s most recent update.
Users can broadcast a song through Spotify, share what they’re currently listening to on the app, and find out who shares their taste in music. There are Tinder trends you can follow, too: a recent analysis of 12,000 profile photos of both men and women showed that 72% of them wore neutral colours in their pictures, as opposed to eye-catching bright colours or a garish print, with the colour black overwhelmingly popular for people’s chosen outfits. Even Zac Effron recently admitted that he couldn’t get someone to swipe right for him on tinder after he joined the app post break-up with Sami Miro.
Just another way of matching up with someone based on your interests. Admittedly, this was probably down to everyone thinking his tinder profile was fake. So if a Hollywood A-lister can’t even get it right, how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate?
Tinder then finds you potential matches near you (you can narrow it down by searching by age and distance) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. According to a new study by the University of Iowa, the secret to success on dating apps comes down to making sure that your profile pictures aren’t all too pristine.
The study found that profiles with a high level of ‘selective self-presentation’ (ie perfectly posed, highly filtered images) were deemed less socially attractive and less trustworthy than those with a low level of self-presentation.