You also have to tap on a user’s small image to see a larger version and the person’s profile, which is simply too large for an app.
It might work on a dating website where that much information would presumably be read on a larger screen, but it’s overkill on an app, and the amount of scrolling required makes it annoying to access.
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps too (hitting almost 50 million users back in late 2014), meaning the likelihood of matching with someone you’re interested in who doesn’t live super far away is greater than with apps that have fewer users.
The interface is extremely clunky and the photos are a little small.
Once enabled, you can set up a concise profile that consists of a 500-character bio and up to six images (we suggest always including a photo).
You can also link your Tinder account to your Instagram, and include info about your employer and school. You can tap on the photo to see additional information regarding the person and Facebook friends you share (if any).
The photos are large, the app is — comparatively speaking — svelte, and setting up your profile is pretty painless. Also, no one can message you unless you have also expressed an interest in them, which means you get no unsolicited messages.
While there are a fair few people on Tinder who use it strictly to collect swipes, many people are actually inclined to meet up in real life, which is not always the case with dating apps.