Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that allows users to like swipe left or dislike swipe Is tinder for free other users, and allows users to chat if both parties swiped to the right a match. The app is often used as a hookup app. Originally developed by Hatch Labs, the app was launched in Byit was registering about one billion "swipes" per day. They both come from Jewish-Iranian families. Rad has stated that the impetus for the app was his observation that "no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them.
Rad has also stated that Tinder filled a gap for social sites for meeting strangers, rather than connecting with people a user already knows. Tinder was then seeded at numerous college campuses and then expanded to other college campuses.
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Chatting on Tinder is only available between two users that have swiped right on one another's photos. However, once you have matches on the app, the user is able to send personal photos, called "Tinder Moments", to all matches at once, allowing each match to like or not like the photos.
The site also has verified profiles for public figures, so that celebrities and other public figures can verify they are who they are when using the app. In OctoberTinder released the Super Like feature worldwide.