Tinder has changed the online dating game. But even as one of the most popular dating apps, there are some mistakes that way too many users make.
From using fake names to falling for fake profiles, here are some common Tinder mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
What Is Tinder and How Do I Use It?
Tinder is a dating app that lets you swipe through people’s profiles in an effort to find a potential romantic partner.
You are presented with potential matches based on your distance preferences, with the option to either Like a profile to hopefully match with it or choosing Nope to decline a potential match. Liking a profile is also referred to as “swiping right”, while “swiping left” means you don’t want to match up with the profile.
If you and someone else on Tinder both swipe right on each other, the app notifies you both that you’re a match. This allows you to contact each other using the app’s messaging platform.
On the surface, Tinder might appear to be a bit shallow. The app’s primary focus is aimed at featuring profile images to swipe through. Only a few details are visible at first glance. Luckily, you are able to find out more by looking at the user’s bio.
To use Tinder, you simply need to download the app on iOS or Android and set up a profile. Since 2018, users have also been able to use the app on their PC’s internet browser by visiting the Tinder website.
Now that you know how Tinder works, you’re probably ready to get started. However, you should make sure to avoid these common Tinder mistakes.
1. Sharing Too Much Personal Information on Tinder
While Tinder no longer shows mutual Facebook friends, there are still other profiles that can be linked to the dating app. For example, you are able to link your Instagram account and Spotify playlists.
However, if you’re not careful about what you link, you could share too much personally identifiable information with strangers. Reverse image searches, location tags, and other common tools can be used to identify you.
While you should include some information about yourself (or risk being considered a bot), you should also make sure to protect your privacy on Tinder. Don’t share your home address, your work address, or other private information with matches.
2. Lying on Your Tinder Profile
While you should keep some details on Tinder private, this doesn’t mean you should lie on your profile. You e on Tinder?”.
Our answer would be yes, since using a fake name may create an impression of attempted catfishing or impersonation. It starts the match off on the wrong foot.
So make sure to use your real name on Tinder, or at least your nickname. A match will become suspicious if they find out you’re using a fake name on the app. After all, it’s something that scammers or cheaters tend to do.
Be clear with what you’re looking for from the experience. This will enable you to find people with similar goals, such as those seeking a potential long-term partner.
Don’t use heavily edited images that don’t look at all like you. Also, avoid old images that no longer reflect how you look. This causes more problems than it’s worth.
3. Not Checking Your Tinder Match’s Actual Age
Tinder is limited to users who are 18 years of age or older. While the app tries to prevent underage users from accessing the service, this isn’t always possible.
Furthermore, people are able to hide their age on Tinder. There are also users who don’t put their real age on the app. Some users go so far as to list their age as over 100 years old.