If it wasn’t for Tinder I wouldn’t have met my happiness!!
By Daffy Duck_22
I’ve been on dating apps back and fourth! You make it I probably had it at some point. Sincerely it’s hard to meet people in person, my schedule is so busy and I don’t know anyone in town being that I just moved. I was only getting messages from sex addicts on most sites it was annoying!! I couldn’t control my message flow!! I have went on bad dates, worst dates and just extremely terrible dates but I’m so optimistic I didn’t give up on the search for love!
When I got Tinder, I chatted with interesting people but wasn’t interested much to meet them but then I came across a sexy hit chocolate who is now my boyfriend lol! Our values and goals are so in tune! I have never been so happy! Dating apps help u find the people but you can’t rush the connection! It takes time and actually building a friendship! We might have met online but we have grown to be so close. We pray together, read the Bible, have fun, talk about anything and he is the first guy to always look at me when I wake up and confess how beautiful I am being I just woke up! Tinder if it wasn’t for you, I would have never met my baby! I am so grateful. I haven’t been the type to do relationships or commitment but this relationship has been going so good that I had to give it all up and focus on my relationship. We had to eventually delete the app lol but Tinder, thank you for giving us a second chance to love!
Tinder discriminates! Used to be the BEST, but now it’s honestly the worst
Tinder used to annihilate the competition — so much so that I purchased the premium service numerous times, primarily to communicate my appreciation for their inclusiveness! As I wrote to their customer service department, not all of us fit into a “neat little box,” and Tinder used to not only understand that...they also supported it and encouraged diversity (even if some closed-minded members reported profiles). Suddenly, though, I have been outright banned from the app several times, for reasons that are ANYTHING but consistent among other users. I was told that some private messaging language between me and other members was “sexual” (umm, hello, it’s a HOOKUP app — so sexual discussions are status quo...and this is a big part of what makes Tinder so popular!) and that’s the reason I got banned. So I created a new profile, carefully avoided writing anything sexual, but guess what? Boom: banned again. And again. Ad nauseum. If users aren’t interested in a profile, all they have to do is swipe left; but there are many users I’ve connected with who ARE interested/intrigued, proving that there is a place on the app for profiles like mine. Make this right, Tinder! Stop discriminating and allow me (and many others) to once again enjoy the excitement of new interactions and connections.
Tinder plus is not at all as I thought 👎
When looking at what you’re capable of doing if you pick up tinder plus, the main attraction to me was how it said you would be capable of rewinding your left swipes. Therefore I assumed I would be able to go back through them in a list, somewhat like my matches page, but it’s everyone (including all the bots) I swiped left on.
However that was not the case when I went to the rewind button 🙄😡 and in fact it doesn’t even work all the time - I’ll explain how. You can ONLY rewind the person you JUST swiped left on, nothing more. And not only that, but say you accidentally swipe left on someone then immediately get a phone call before you hit the rewind button. If you take the phone call, talk with whoever, then after hanging up go to send a few texts/msgs via whatever means, then do whatever else and return afterwards to tinder and remember that you meant to undo your left swipe. Most of the time the rewind button will be faded (unavailable) because since you temporarily left the app it will have completely forgotten the individual you accidentally swiped on, completely negating the purpose of the rewind button 🙄
The cherry on top of it all is that, yes, it’s $2.75 a month or whatever you agree to before taxes, however you pay for those months all at once! They don’t wait and charge you the small amount month by month like a real subscription fee 👎
Tinder, in my experience is the best “dating” app on the market. I have tried them all. If you’re will to pay for it, it gets that much better. I believe I purchased the six-month upgraded package or whatever they offer for $20, I was highly impressed. You get five super like a day which nine times out of 10 guarantee you a match, or at least with me they did. I think it also gives you two boosts a month? Those are like gold, use a boost and they usually got 50 to 100 matches. Tinder is average compared to other apps when it comes to quality of matches, in my opinion, it’s the most widely used, and average App on the market, I think in society, it can and has been holding a certain reputation as a hook up app. I think that is true, but there are quite a few women that use it to look for relationship. When compared to bumble, I think that tinder is the second best option out there for quality of hook ups. The only real issue I have with Tinder, is the fake profiles, there are so many of them, usually can tell by the quality of picture, and the description/biography written by the opposing person. I would suggest reporting this as often as possible to eliminate as much of the spam users as possible. Whether it’s a relationship, or a hook up, or even just friends, tenders my go to app. 8.5 out of 10 stars
I was banned back in December after having redownloaded the app for about one day. Now, you might be asking “what could you have possibly done in one day to get banned?” Well, to be honest, that’s what I’m asking myself. I did absolutely nothing wrong. I’m a female who had gotten some matches that I was interested in and having perfectly normal conversations (i.e. “how’s your day been?” Etc..) when suddenly the app stopped working, I was logged out, and couldn’t log back in: error 43-something or other. Then I received an email saying I was banned PERMANENTLY. Now obviously I emailed them what happened and only got a generic “you violate Terms of Service/Community Guidelines” to which I would respond with a “tell me exactly what I violated, I didn’t do anything wrong” and would receive the exact same email, again and again until they stopped responding. From what I understand, you’re supposed to be put under review first or receive a “warning” email, but none of this was sent to me. So now I’m banned forever, my account was deleted, and I have no clue how to rejoin. I just wanna give a shoutout to Tinder’s horrible customer service, communication, and banning algorithm. What an awful dating service. Let’s just hope someone that is in charge of tinder sees this and we can figure this out, but as of now it seems I am banned forever for literally NO REASON. This service deserves 0 stars for its unjust review system.
Accessibility problems and lack of response
Blind people want to use Tinder too, but they've made it quite frustrating with a general lack of accessibility support. Poorly labeled buttons all over the interface, ungrouped buttons separate from their icons, unusable settings controls, impossible to change age range or manage photos without sighted help, plus the interface just outright breaks when trying to navigate through profiles. Every so often, the matches interface "bleeds" through the Discover interface, and the VoiceOver cursor will land in messages while moving the cursor down through a single profile. Have to constantly restart the app to fix this. Most modals are inaccessible, but overall once you have someone with vision help you set photos and preferences up, the core function of the app works. Matching, messaging, all functional although the overall chat interface could use a Lot of accessibility and UX polish. Have been sending them feedback for a while, but have received either no response at all to accessibility feedback, or cookie cutter macro responses that obviously don't understand anything I'm talking about. There has been no focus whatsoever on the accessibility problems for over 2 years now, hoping they at least do a little to surmount the current problems soon.
Terrible customer service
Well my account got banned without any warning. I heard I was suppose to receive an email saying that I had been hit with a report but I never got anything. I dug through my emails and didn’t find a single thing saying I had been banned. Which brings me into my next issue, no response from the support team. I had to look up why it wasn’t letting me log back on because after sending 3 or 4 emails to them, I STILL haven’t gotten a response. It’d be great to actually talk to a support team member to find out my account was banned and why is was banned. I used the app like anyone else, I put up pics of myself, had an average bio and for a long while it worked just fine. Went on a couple of dates and met a few people, but then I’m suddenly banned? From what I’ve read and heard, the reporting system just takes reports from anyone and they are never fully reviewed. So if someone finds you ugly, boring, or just because the feel like it, you could get reported and banned. And it doesn’t take a lot, just about 3 reports and your gone. And from what I heard theres just been a big going around where people are getting strikes for no reason but they won’t unban them. I’m don’t know for sure because I STILL CAN’T GET A RESPONSE FROM THEM! Awful app full of shallow people, and a terrible support team and an even worse method of reporting
Tinder’s Downward Spiral
When Tinder first came out and became popular over 5 years ago, it revolutionized the online dating scene, and even impacted dating for the younger age bracket. Now, Tinder has turned into a cess pool. It’s failure to affectively remove spam profiles, bots, and inactive profiles has turned it into the bottom-end dating app with the quality of profiles and people, or rather lack thereof. Tinder has let the cancerous actions and solicitations of individuals run for so long with no noticeable action of banning profiles as punishment that it has become sketchy to meet people in person after matching. The constant shady and disrespectful sexual invitations from desperate men are famous on this app driving the great uncertainty of meeting in general. Less untold are the alarming amount of girls cat fishing on this app as well. Instead of pushing towards a greater quality of people in its profile pool, Tinder is pushing more towards becoming a social media site with its “feed” feature and posting gifs on your profile. The failure for Tinder to make its dating environment more friendly is the exact reason why Bumble exists that competes with it head-on. Other spinoffs are emerging as well to fill this demand of a friendlier dating scene. I am disappointed with this app, and it has become unusable to me as I cannot hope to meet a quality person on Tinder with its continued downward spiral.
Good opportunity to meet more available singles
Used this app on and off. I usually went on it to sext with someone (let's all be honest) until I matched with someone one day and he had told me that I was going to fast by asking to sext with him right away. That threw me off because I'd usually ask guys and they would ALWAYS be down with no questions asked. I ended up adding this guy on my snap and we immediately clicked. We snapped each other for a few weeks. Then I gave him my number so we can text. Then we would talk for hours on the phone. We had so much in common and had really enjoyed our conversations. We both agreed to meet and go out on a date together. He paid for everything and was really respectful and sweet. And now we've been dating for almost 2 months. We also lived so close to each other that we always spend time together. Little did we both know before Tinder! Hahaha I don't want to sound all corny and stuff, but Tinder does work to meet new people. It worked for me, might not work for others, but what's the hurt in trying it out and seeing what happens.
Two years ago today
After months of FaceTiming and messaging my tinder date we ended up finally meeting. Although he lived in LA and I lived in San Diego we finally met. Two years ago today we went on our first date and he asked me to be his girlfriend. I thought to myself “what are the chances of us both swiping right on each other”, but turns out he swiped right on everyone. Either way, it worked out for the best. In December I’m moving in with him and we’re starting our lives together.
Before meeting my boyfriend I thankfully never had a creepy date. We were just incompatible and wanted different things. If you keep searching I’m sure there is someone on the app for you. Even more so now since millions of people use it daily. You just need to weed out the creeps and make it known what you’re looking for. Be straightforward and be selfish. You’re looking for your happiness, not theirs.
Im thankful to have found the man of my dreams just through a simple phone app. Thank you tinder for matching me with the most genuine and loving person I’ve ever met.