Tinder was launched in within startup incubator Hatch Labs,   a joint venture of IAC and mobile development firm Xtreme Labs. Sean Rad and Justin Mateen had known each other from the age of Both come from Jewish-Iranian families in the Los Angeles area,   and both attended the University of Southern California and became online entrepreneurs at the same time. Rad has said the impetus for Tinder's creation 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 said Tinder filled a gap in the availability of social platforms for meeting strangers, rather than connecting with people a user already knows.
What is Tinder? Wondering how much it costs to be on Tinder? The basic app is free, with the option to upgrade to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold. More about that in a minute. It cuts down on the number of fake profiles, plus it makes uploading pictures to your profile a breeze.
The new casual dating app Tinder has been all over the news lately, so I wanted to find out for myself what all the rage was all about. So, I downloaded the app and loaded it up. It's like the Twitter of dating. You have characters or less to tell possible dates what you're all about.
Tinder has taken the dating world by storm and has helped make online dating socially acceptable. The dating service has so many users that everyday profiles are viewed over 2 billion times, which results in 26 million matches. Tinder offers a simple way to meet people online. You sign up with your phone number or Facebook account to ensure some level of identity verification your membership is not announced to your Facebook friends via your page, feed, etc.