EDITORIAL RATING # 3
USER RATING # 3
Tinder is popular for meeting new people and more.
Pros and Cons of Tinder
The interface is easy to use
You can make your personal profile in less than five minutes.
Networking now comes to you
Say goodbye to awkwardly walking up to people and hello to meeting new faces as quickly as you can turn on your app.
You’re not limited to only the people in your NZ city. Tinder is used internationally by all types of people.
Social media account must be linked to your account
If you don’t have a Facebook profile, then you can’t participate.
People only go by looks
This could prove exhausting if you’re trying to find a deeper connection with someone
Our conclusion for Tinder
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We’re not sure if you’ve been under a rock, but single persons really need to get with the times. If you aren’t familiar with the word “tindering” yet, then you may need to spend an afternoon educating yourself on what you’ve been missing out on. It’s easy to get caught up in the Tinder game and completely lose track of time. That’s fine. Just remember that Tinder is more of an interactive flirting game that gives you a heads up of who you’ll meet face-to-face. Have a good time, but don’t have too high of an expectation if you really want to find your soul mate.
Summary When you think of popular dating apps around the world, the word Tinder always seems to come to mind. Although its considered a dating app, it’s been known to be used mainly for hook ups. Contrary to popular belief, that statistic only holds true for men. In fact, women tend to use it as a stepping stone for entering into the world of cyber dating. They know that Tinder gets a bad rap sometimes, but they still are hopeful that they’ll find someone that has the same relationship goals as them. As you can imagine, mismatches occur often because of the different agendas. Regardless, people still use the app on a regular basis. And why shouldn’t they? Not only is a simple interface, but it’s always a fun way to kill some time.
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Test winner: Zoosk
Tinder compared to other brands
Chances of success
When looking at success rate, that can be a bit subjective. If you’re looking for a relationship and only find people interested in sexual intercourse, then it didn’t work for you. However, if your intention was to find someone for a one night stand and you succeed, then the app fulfilled its purpose for you. To be fair, we’ll say that generally speaking, the app works if your goal is to meet someone new. With that in mind, then you will almost certainly achieve that goal. If you want something more serious than casual flirting, we suggest possibly looking at eHarmony or another more personable website. Tinder is not quite as serious and a lot more fun!
While many users are on the fence about the app, there’s no question that it is exciting to see who the app might pair you with. You’re literally only a swipe away from possibly meeting the person of your dreams. Now be warned, you might get bored from time to time from one of the more obviously superficial convos that you have, but it’s always fun to go back and see who pops up on your page. Don’t believe us? Give it a try yourself!
Security and seriousness
Remember how we told you that you needed a Facebook page to have Tinder? Well, they do that to try to make sure that their using real people and not computers. Don’t be surprised if you see someone you know pop up on your app while your swiping away because you can shield you profile from anyone. Beyond of that: Match Group Inc., the maker of OkCupid and Plentyof Fish, are serious about the security measures they take to protect users.
Value for money
Unless you are person that is a hard-core Tinder user, the app is free. Sometimes, you may find yourself needing a little more of an edge to get your name put up there more often. Or, you may accidentally do a left swipe when you were just flipping too fast through the different profiles. No need to worry. Tinder Plus has you covered: for a small fee. The prices for Tinder Plus membership in New Zealand are as follows: 12 month: $4.58 / month, 6 month: $5.83 / month, 1 month : $9.99 / month
Tinder CostWe review all pricing models. Typically we recommend to go for a premium subscription because it increases the likelihood massivly to meet someone.
FAQ for Tinder
Tinder can be described as the ultimate app for the casual flirter and dreamer of love at first click. Since its launch, it has slowly achieved popularity across the world. One of its biggest turn ons (no pun intended) is that it is incredibly simply to use. All it takes is for you to hook it up to your Facebook account, pick a few pictures that you like of yourself, and you’re all set. Pick your sexual preference, then get ready to get your swipe on. By simply moving your finger either left or right, you can show that you’re interested in someone. If a person you showed interest in happens to show interest in you, then a match is made. Get ready to pull out the pickup lines and get your flirt on!
Tinder is owned by Match Group Inc. who has been the providers of popular dating interfaces such as Match.com, Meetic, and PlentyofFish. They definitely know what they are doing with regards to people meeting others safely.
The U.S. isn’t the only place that Tinder has taken over by storm. The app has received widespread usage in New Zealand as well. Although it has gotten lot of attention, people do not seem to be very receptive to the atmosphere. Users claim that it gets boring pretty quickly when people (particularly men) only want sex.As a result of the superficial behavior, many people don’t put any effort into the conversations that pop up or even updating their profiles. While there are some that come to find someone for a lifetime, others come for just a place to spend the evening. As you can imagine, the two sides clash a lot when they meet on the Tinder platform. Misunderstanding and unnecessary stress happen more often than what they probably should.
Matches occurs when two people swipe right on each other’s profile when it popped up on their screen. A right swipe means you’re interested, and two interested people equals a match. After a match, then you’ll start communicating with the other person.
Despite what you may have heard, a Tinder date is not all that different from a regular date. Both parties will meet at a mutual location like a restaurant or movie theater. It all depends on the interests of the two people involved. When you go on your Tinder date, make sure it’s somewhere that is public and somewhere that you actually like so you don’t have to fake like you’re something you’re not.
The only way to get the best results is to simply let the app do its job. Your profile requires you to input your gender, location, and age from the beginning. Not getting to complicated, it uses a tricky algorithm that connects you with others based on your location. Keep your profile updated, and you’ll have a better shot at getting matches.
Like any app that uses uploaded pictures, there are certain terms and conditions that they require you to agree to before you can continue with using the service. The terms include some of the basic housekeeping rules like only using photos that you own rights to and not posting anything with racist or offending content. Also, Tinder should only be used for personal pleasure and nothing commercial. As a general rule of thumb, don’t go in having super high expectations with the app. Have fun meeting people and flirting around from time to time, but don’t try to find the love of your life on there. Also, don’t waste time just adding random people. Only talk to those that you may actually try to meet with in person at some point
The more you use Tinder NZ, the more likely you are to go through everyone that is in your area. It happens sometimes, especially in smaller sectors of the world. You have a couple of options if Tinder doesn’t find anyone else near you. You can easily increase your radius or change your age preference. That way, you will have a wider range of people to look at. If you’re interested in a group date, we recommend Tinder Social. Using Tinder Social will help to introduce you to profiles that may not have come up in your regular search. Also, consider buying a premium Tinder profile so that you can use the passport target search option which allows you to look at users in select cities.
At this point, the answer is no. You have to have an active Facebook account if you want to use Tinder. That’s the rules!
Luckily, Tinder is free to the average user. There are a few limitations to the free version including ads and a limit of about 200 viewable profiles a day. Despite these minor limits, more than 90% of Tinder uses have the free version, so by all means go with that option. Premium is nice, but may not be worth the extra money for the subtle users.
Free membership holders have the ability to make a profile that can be viewed by everyone else, have 200 swipes meaning you can look at 200 people a day, and you can also contact people that you match up with. ON the other hand, the free membership gives you a little bit more. You have no limits to how man profile you can go through which is nice if you never want to get bored. Also, premium membership lets you change your location and search for people that aren’t as close to you.
Payment depends on your operating system. For example, Apple users will pay via the iTunes store or App store whereas Android users will go through the Google Play Store. Whatever way you normally pay for your apps will virtually be the same way you would pay for Tinder.
This is hard to answer. When you get a premium membership, your payment is dependent on the app store that you use. Depending on the app store, you may or may not can use the app without a credit card.
Email is the only way to contact Tinder support at this time. They do not have a direct phone number. Check out the frequently asked questions to try to find your answers before contacting the company directly.
There are three words that will help you to get the most success on Tinder: attention to detail. Always look at the following items to make sure you’re doing this Tinder thing right: 1. Take a lite extra time in the about me section. This is one of the few ways that you can make yourself stand out of the huge crowd of users. Do you have an amazing hobby or job that you’re proud of? Make sure that you put it here. People always enjoy a good laugh, so be witty with the response that you decide to put there. The idea is to peak the curiosity of others just enough to make them want to find out about you. Don’t get too cocky with your descriptions because most can smell it from a mile away. Just be truthful, and keep it short, sweet, and to the point. Don’t use something that you’ve heard or seen a million times either. Just be original with a touch of humor. 2. Be selective about what kind of pictures that you put up on the site. You don’t want to pick pictures that have you looking like a hobo. Although looks aren’t everything, they will be the first thing that most people see to get an idea of you. Try to use pictures that make you seem interesting. Incorporate any hobbies that you may have within your group of pictures that you use for your profile. A picture is worth a thousand words, and you want to tell more with them than with the actual text you use. Use this short selection of photos to really show people who you are and what you stand for. Tinder usually lets you use 3-5 pictures, so make sure that you pick some good ones. Do a nice combination of face, full body, social, and professional. Let people get to see what it means to be friends with you. Remember, you want to look interesting, so use your better judgement when deciding what photos to post on your account profile.
One of the worst things you can say after getting matched with someone is a simple hello. Remember how we mentioned that a lot of users get bored with the app? Well, just saying hello is an easy way for someone to lose interest. Women get a lot of junk messages on a regular basis, so you have to be more personable and memorable with your approach. The same can be said for men as well. Use their name whenever possible, and try to start the conversation off with something interesting. Here’s a few other things to be mindful of with your first messages: - Sending over mini-books instead of messages Do you like getting super long texts from friends that look like someone copied and pasted a chapter out of a book? Guess what. No one else does either. Tinder is supposed to be quick chats and sending long drawn out messages makes you look desperate. The best of the Tinder users will not look at long messages, so don’t send them. - Dropping too many compliments can be a turn off While giving compliments is nice, too many comments concerning looks can get old pretty quickly. If your first instinct is to tell a match that they’re attractive, chances are they have heard it before. Try saying something about what’ on their profile instead of focusing solely on their looks. - Making it obvious that sex is the only thing on the mind Just because a large number of people on Tinder are only interested in sex does not mean that you should openly ask for it in the very first message that you send to a match. Attractive people on Tinder usually get sex outside the app, so they only use the app for a way to pass time. If you approach people the correct way, you may get a face to face interaction. The first thing coming out your mouth being a sex reference will definitely ruin that. So, that just leaves only one question: what’s a good conversation starter look like? Like we mentioned earlier, you should always go to a person’s profile in their “About Me” section to find a great way to start talking to someone. Don’t do any copy and paste action-just write a little something to peak their interest. They have their best pictures and info out there, so use it to your advantage to write 1-3 quick sentences to them. Make sure that whatever you say is positive and does a good job of reflecting you a that same way. You don’t want to come off as anything less than friendly and approachable.
See the previous questions regarding conversation starters and how to be successful in order to get the best tricks available.
The number of people using Tinder in New Zealand is extremely high, so if you’re looking to meet some new people, Tinder has you covered. You’re guaranteed to meet lots of people if you use the app on a regular basis. If your idea of success is to find a soul mate, you probably won’t be that successful. Tinder users have a kind of “unattached’ mindset meaning they don’t typically look for long term romantic relationships.
Since Tinder is free for most people, they have not released any special kind of coupons or vouchers to use the app. Premium users are still paying full price for the services.
The prices for Premium membership in New Zealand are as follows: 12 month: $4.58 / month 6 month: $5.83 / month 1 month : $9.99 / month
Zoosk is another popular app in New Zealand that has managed to make its way around the world. Zoosk is considered to be much more intelligent hat Tinder in that Zoosk has an algorithm that learns more about you and your preferences over time. Instead of just sending you random people in your area like Tinder, Zoosk will actually start to send you selections based on what you like. Tinder, however, seems to be a little easier to use than Zoosk.
Compared to Tinder, Badoo has been in the game much longer. It is still one of the oldest flirt/dating apps that you can use. Despite its age, the app still has over 180 million users in multiple countries worldwide. It recently has switched up some of their tactics to be more competitive in the market.
In this case, to say which one is better depends on what you’re trying to get from the app. Tinder is very quick and easy to work through. You go to Tinder just to flirt. On the other hand, eHarmony is more for the user who is looking for a long-term relationship. eHarmony makes matches between users based on personality tests that were created by some of the top psychologists in the field. Tinder focuses mainly on looks and proximity. If you’re looking for a meaningful relationship, then eHarmony is your best bet. If you want to just flirt around and causally meet people, then Tinder is your best friend.
Just like with anything good, people tend to find ways to abuse it. Fake profiles come up quite often on Tinder from people either with fake Facebook profiles or people trying to get users to click other links. Men fake as women, and women fake as men.
If it looks too good to be true, then chances are it is. Some of the most attractive profiles are not real people. If a profile has extra links or a click here for more phots, then it’s probably a fake. Also, is someone ever asks for money or wants to see some kind of card information, then it is most definitely a fake.
After downloading the app on your phone’s app store, you’ll need to connect your Facebook account to your Tinder account. Most of the info from Facebook will be prefilled to Tinder. After you get your search profile together, then you’ll be ready to start viewing other people’s Tinder profiles. You’ll swipe left to say not interested and right to say you like them. If you and someone else both swipe right on each other, then you’ll get a match and have the opportunity to talk to them.
Just like with Facebook, deleting the app from your phone will not delete your profile. You must press the “Delete Tinder” link from your Tinder profile if you want to remove it completely. If you have a Tinder Plus membership, then you will have to cancel the subscription service on the iTunes app store (or Google Play for Android users).
Tinder at a glance
Reviewed by: DatingAdvisor.co.nz
Overall rating: 7 / 10