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If you’re a single man and not living in the forest, then you’ve probably heard of the hook up app called Tinder. It's by far the most used hookup/dating application in 2023 that allows you like or dislike profiles of people by swiping right for “like” or left for “nope”. Tinder allows users upload pictures from their phone or Facebook profile and also adds a snippet of information from their profile as well.

Tinder is great app if you want to pick up girls while traveling

Although girls are on tinder for different reasons, tinder is better for one night stands than OkCupid because subconsciously, girls view Tinder as a “hook-up” app”.

Tinder is a free location-based mobile dating app that matches you with others in your area. Tinder is the most popular dating app in the world, and it basically launched the dating app craze. Tinder’s revolutionary “swipe right if you like, swipe left if you don’t” format has since been copied by numerous competitors, and apps like Tinder abound. Hinge, Bumble and Coffee Meets Bagel are some examples.

If you’re interested about the secrets of this popular mobile dating app, here’s everything you need to know about using Tinder for the first time.

What is Tinder

Tinder was basically a 100% hookup app on 2012 when it first hit the market.

Nowadays many users search life long relationships from Tinder and even marriage is not uncommon. Actually the recent studies showed that 49% of guys used Tinder to facilitate one night stands, compared to only 15% of girls.

Is Tinder Free

The basic Tinder app is free, with the option to upgrade to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold (read more below).

How to Create Your Tinder Profile

First you need to download the Tinder to your phone and then you’ll need to sign in via your Facebook account. You can't use Tinder without Facebook and that is actually a good thing. It cuts down on the number of fake profiles and it makes uploading pictures easy.

Facebook does most of the work for you and your pics and interests will automatically load into your Tinder profile, and you can choose which photos you wish to appear on the profile.

How Tinder Works

Once you are set up, it’s time to match with new people. You will encounter profiles of other users. Depending on which gender you chose when you set up your Tinder account, you will encounter either men, women, or both. The profiles are similar to yours. You will see a photograph in the middle of the page, the user's first name, her age (unless they have hidden it with the Tinder Plus), and how far away in miles they are from you (unless they have hidden it with the Tinder Plus). Some users list their university or career in the profile. You also used to see the number of friends you have in common on Facebook, nut not anymore.

Below all of the basic information about the person there are five options. You will see a rewind button, red X, a blue star, a green heart and a purple lightning symbol. You can swipe to the right across your screen to like someone or swipe to left to not like them. Or instead you can click red x, to not like them or green heart to like them. The blue star means you think they are super hot, which is called a “super like.”

Their profile will slide off to the right and if they also swiped right on you, you'll get an exciting “It’s a match” screen.

What to Do When You Got a Match

Once you have matched on Tinder, you can start chatting or wait for another person to start if you are shy.

If you are after relationship or something serious, it is best to start the conversation like a normal human being. Spy at their photos and bio and find something worth asking. If they’re on holiday in their profile picture, you can ask where she went and what she did. Just basic things.

How to Match with Girls on Tinder

You need to set up your age range and distance filter, you should keep it below the 15 km (10 miles) or the girls are most likely too far away to come and have sex with you. Again this varies a lot by the location, for example if you are in the city without any public transportation and your match does not have the car, then the 15 km is too far. It would be better to keep it less than that in those situations.

You should not be too selective on who you swiped right! One of the best ways to get laid quickly is to swipe right on most girls and then just get rid of the bad matches after you have a match.

Percentage of Tinder users by age

How to Get Laid on Tinder

If you want to get laid on Tinder, then it is best to push to meet her very quickly: Always go for meeting her that night. There are tens of men messaging her at the same time and you need to be the most aggressive!

The common protocol is: Longer you wait for the meet up, the less likely you will fuck her. If you are in a different city, make sure that you mention that you are new in city. This exponentially increases you chances of hooking up that day.

What Your Tinder Profile Should Look Like

If your only target is getting laid, then your Tinder profile should make it clear that you’re looking for sex. For example the profile text could be something like "Nice guy looking for a cool girl to have fun with" or "Only for the girls who are open minded and up for a good time".

Your Tinder profile should have a few of the best possible pics of you with no one else in the background. If you are going to use a shirtless photo, go with that, it's a great tactic for getting rid of the chicks who are not looking for sex or feminists who are against the shirtless pics.

If you have non-shirtless photos, then keep it casual, example t-shirt and jeans is a good way to go. If you have piercing or tattoos then show them.

It is important that if you do not have the body for sexual pictures then do not go shirtless, just be well dressed! Take pics wearing nice casual clothes.

You could also go with the dressy look, this works especially well if you work in finance and it congruent with your identity.

Overly sexual shirtless pics will definitely screen out a lot of ladies but that is the idea, the ones interested will be much more likely have a one night stand with you.

Absolutely you can use less sexual photos and you will get more matches, but so will the amount of the girls who just want to boost their ego by chitchatting with you.

Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold

A while ago, Tinder launched a new subscription tier called Tinder Gold. But what is Tinder Gold and how is it different from the already existent Tinder Plus?

Tinder Gold shows its premium customers who likes them — even when the feeling is not mutual.

Tinder claims that the Tinder Plus and Gold service, which costs approximately $15 USD per month, helps users receive 60% more likes than its free version.

The Difference Between Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus

The main element that sets Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold apart — the Likes You feature. As it sounds, with Tinder Gold, you get the above bonus, but also get to see who likes you.

Then, with this added boost of spirit, you can swipe right on them — if you so choose — and start messaging right away without having to wait and see if they like you back!

This way you can say "bye bye" for matching the people, then forgetting to message them. If they've already liked you and you then swipe right on them, you can cut right to the chatting chase faster.

Tinder Gold gives users the fun of swiping paired with the added bonus of seeing who has swiped right on them first.

During the first month of testing, subscribers received 60 percent more matches with Tinder Gold according to the Tinder spokesman.

Is Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold Worth It

Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold are definitely worth it, if you travel a lot and wish to get laid as soon as possible once you arrive to your new location.

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