How to Use Tinder in 2021

Tinder is one of the well-known mobile dating apps these days. This app allows the users to find other singles in their designated location. This post will help you learn the basics on how to use Tinder app easily.

In this world where technology is vastly changing the means of communication, it is not hard to find someone that you can share ideas with or meet new friends. If used properly, Tinder can help you land in a new relationship effectively. It might be a great way to meet those people that you’re not expecting to encounter. 

For starters, using Tinder can be frustrating because of those users who might not be worthy of their time. We can’t deny the fact that there are people who would only waste your time, especially over the Internet. 

If you’re trying to look for someone whom you can share your interest with or basically looking for a new friend over the Internet, know how you can utilize the Tinder app to make these things a possibility. After downloading the Tinder app, read further and find out how to use it. 

Utilize and explore the Tinder App

Time Needed : 05 minutes

Here are the steps on how you can use the Tinder app properly:

  1. Open the Tinder app.

    Just tap the app icon on the screen.

    tinder app icon

  2. Choose your login method.

    You can either choose to login using a phone number or using your Facebook account. If you have a Facebook account, it is easier to login using this option.

    tinder login method

  3. Enter your phone number when prompted and tap on Continue.

    Entering a phone number is required by Tinder for further references such as changing password in the future. You will be asked to enter this information regardless if you’ve chosen Facebook as a login method since you will need to have a confirmation code.

    tinder enter number

  4. Enter the confirmation code and tap on Continue.

    The code will be sent to the number that you've provided earlier.

    tinder code

  5. Read the Welcome message and tap on Got it.

    Take note of the important details on this page.

    use tinder welcome message

  6. Set up your profile information. Start with your Gender and tap on Continue.

    You can also tick the box at the bottom if you want Tinder to show your gender on your profile.

    tinder gender setup

  7. Enter School Name and tap on Continue.

    It is best to provide accurate information.

    tinder enter school name

  8. Choose Allow location.

    This will help Tinder in finding the best match for you and use the app properly.

    tinder allow location

  9. Choose to Set location.

    You can choose the location where you would like to find new friends. You also have the option to decline this for the meantime by tapping No, thanks option. 

    use tinder set location

  10. You’re now ready to use the Tinder app.

    Swipe right if you  like the person. You can also tap the heart icon at the bottom part. Continue this until you find a match.

    use tinder swipe right

  11. Swipe left if you don’t like the person.

    You can also tap the X icon at the bottom part. It will allow you to see the next suggested person.

    tinder swipe left

  12. Tap the Profile icon at the top left of the screen.

    This is where you can edit your profile information, upload photos, change settings and more.

    tinder profile page

  13. Tap the message icon at the top right of the screen.

    This is where you’ll find the messages sent by your matched persons on Tinder.

    tinder messages

  14. Tap the fire icon at the top middle part of the screen if you want to do another match searching.

    This will open the main searching page.

    tinder back to main

Tools
  • Tinder app
Materials
  • iPhone

Tinder is a place where you can find someone to hook-up, make new friends or have a long term relationship. While it is not a bad thing, it is best to keep limitations and know the risks. It is also recommended to use these dating apps in moderation, as it could gradually have an effect over your social focus. 

Though dating apps can provide entertainment to its users, it is always important to be extra careful when using these kinds of apps. It might be easy for you to get catfished or scammed. 

I hope that this post has provided you some basic information that you need to use the Tinder app properly. If you found this helpful, feel free to share it with your friends or colleagues. 

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