You’re considering downloading Tinder, but you have a few concerns.
Perhaps you’re not sure if you’re the right age.
Maybe you’ve heard Tinder isn’t great for relationships.
Or you may feel a bit strange about using an online dating service.
Whatever your concern, we’ll go over it here and answer the ultimate question of: “Should I get Tinder?”In this article:More...
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Before we get started, a quick disclaimer.
We’re not sponsored by or affiliated with Tinder in any way.
We at TextGod simply think Tinder is the most versatile dating app in 2023. It fits close to everyone’s needs.
Is Tinder still the best dating app in 2023?
In many areas of the world, Tinder is still the dating app to rule them all.
But not everywhere.
In my next video, I’ll share with you if you’re better off using a dating app that isn’t Tinder.
Check it out here:
1. Is Tinder hot or not?
Back in the early 90s, online dating got you laughed at. But how do people feel in 2023?
Let me throw some numbers at you.
- A national survey from 2015 shows that 15% of all American adults have used online dating services. 41% knew someone who actively uses online dating. And 28% knew someone who met a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
- Within two years after Tinder’s launch, the app has gone from a corny oddity to a romantic staple: seeing 1 billion swipes a day. That number is even higher today.
- A 2019 study discovered that 39% of American couples first get in touch via an online dating app. That percentage is even higher for the LGBTQ community.
- A poll by Axios says that 72% of the American participants feel that relationships that start online are just as, if not more, successful than those that begin offline.
There’s no way around it, online dating has become normal. And Tinder is its flag ship.
Coach Dan recently spoke to a New York photographer who said, “You have clients who feel embarrassed about using Tinder? How weird. Everyone in New York speaks openly about dating online. Sh!$, it’s more weird NOT to use dating apps.”
So all in all, Tinder is a great opportunity to meet new people.
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2. Does Tinder work for finding relationships?
Drop your worries about finding a partner or spouse on Tinder, the answer is simple…
Yes, Tinder can help you find your true love.
Although the digital landscape also has its fair share of commitaphobes, finding your spouse on Tinder is becoming increasingly normal.
A study by SimpleTexting found that 15% of couples who met online date for a year or longer. 13.6% of those couples get engaged or married.
A group of scientists looked into the 13 biggest motives to use Tinder. Casual bow-chicka-bow-wow was close to the bottom at #11. And romantic love was in fourth place.
You don’t need all these studies to find out a Tinder date can lead to marriage.
Many lucky Tinder couples are open about how they met and often pay homage to where it all began.
Just check out the hashtag #TinderWedding on Instagram. Over 2.000 photos of smiling faces, wedding cakes and flowery brides.
Keep in mind that these happy people met on Tinder.
The numbers for marriage across all dating apps are far higher. A study by PNAS shows that 30% of all American marriages come from people who met on a dating app.
The next insight should be obvious, but I’ll say it anyway:
Just because people get hitched through Tinder doesn’t mean everyone is looking to walk down the aisle.
More than anything, most people who use Tinder simply want love.
3. Tinder makes you more attractive
Most people overlook what Tinder does to your brain and personality.
It teaches you how to be more attractive over text and in real life.
By teaching you the importance of being a source of fun.
After all, you’ll rarely be the sole person your Tinder match is talking to. So if you can’t be a fun conversationalist, your match will most likely end up ignoring you and talk to someone more interesting.
Lose enough matches and you’ll come to understand a crucial insight:
- Boring = bad
- Playful = good
Have enough Tinder conversations and you’ll end up being an incredibly playful and charismatic person.
Which will make you much more attractive to potential mates.
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4. Dating apps enrich your life
Tinder can help you break out of a life-sucking daily routine and give you the joy you’ve been looking for.
That’s not a sales pitch, that’s science.
According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, we’re limited to about 5 close friends at a time. Any more and our relationships become increasingly superficial.
That’s not all, a famous study found that we make most of our friends through convenience. We tend to befriend people who hang out in the same areas as we do.
All this means that your social circle is predictable.
Your friends live and/or work in similar areas and do similar activities as you.
That makes life a little boring.
Tinder and other dating apps enrich your life by connecting you with kinds of people that you’re unlikely to meet in real life.
I’ve been on a date with an Olympic swimmer, someone who did a doctorate in empirical psycho-aesthetics of photography, an actrice, and countless people of all cultures and backgrounds that I’d never bump into via my daily routine.
Our team and clients all agree:
Dating apps enrich your life by connecting you with different and interesting people.
5. Tinder is your best travel-buddy
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20 million Tinder matches are made across 196 countries… daily!
Although the app is popular in the US, 3 out of 5 Tinder users live outside North America.
Swiping is a worldwide phenomenon.
So how does Tinder improve your vacation?
Because dating a local is the best way to experience a foreign culture.
Your new exotic friend can show you all the best places that most tourists never do.
If you want to get the most out of your time abroad, creating a Tinder account isn’t enough.
You also want a profile that beats the local competition.
My Tinder when traveling guide covers all the basics you need to match with foreign cuties. And to find someone who can take your holiday to new heights.
6. Tinder is fun
Tinder is also great for increasing your well-being!
Earlier, I cited a study that showed 13 different motives why people use Tinder.
Surprisingly, love was in fourth place.
Curious about what motive was in first?
Let me tell you…
The most common reason why people fire up tinder is for entertainment.
Suppose you’re waiting for the bus or train. And you already checked your email, Facebook, and Instagram.
Why not check Tinder?
That said, be careful.
Studies have already linked social media use to substance-related addictions, like gambling.
Although not exactly a social media platform, Tinder does share many similarities with Instagram.
So as with anything, Tinder in moderation.
As to not end on a downer, here are 3 examples of people who are having a blast on Tinder.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
The next girl is into horoscopes.
The next guy spits wisdom.
Just because you downloaded Tinder doesn’t mean you have to date anyone.
Simply aim to have fun.
I’m a big fan of using Tinder as another way to meet new sexy people. Not just THE way. Otherwise, you’ll quickly take Tinder too seriously and increase the odds of getting frustrated.
7. Tinder is for all adults
“Am I too old for Tinder?”
To which I always reply…
“HELL TO THE N-O!”
Although I understand why the older guys and gals may feel that way.
It’s discouraging to use dating apps that cater to the young and embrace hookup culture.
Plus, Tinder can feel aggressive for women who just came out of a 15+ year marriage.
Men in their 50s are just as bad as young men in their 20s.
Is that a Scooby snack in your pocket?
So why aren’t you too old?
For starters, a survey of 2,000+ 50-year-olds found that a quarter feels more sexually adventurous than ever before.
In short, sexy stays forever.
And despite that 86% of the Tinder demographic is under 35-years old (which still leaves 10+ million over 35), a survey found that of 4,000 heterosexual men at least 88% said they sometimes fantasize about being with an older woman. 42% said they had these fantasies often.
Cougar fetish, anyone?
Although Tinder works for men and women in their 50s, you may want to check out dating apps specifically made for your demographic.
8. Tinder is LGBTQ friendly
Whether you’re old or young, gay or straight, man or woman, or a non-binary apache helicopter, the answer is the same.
Tinder works for you too.
Tinder is the most diverse dating app.
You can find anyone from any age or walk of life.
Just don’t be discouraged if it takes a while, Tinder is crowded.
9. Tinder saves you from regret
Tinder helps you escape the biggest regret of all.
Doing the thing that you always dreamed of doing.
According to a study from the 90s, 76% of participants were incredibly sad that they didn’t do the things that would make them the best version of themselves.
Like switching careers, following their dreams, revealing their feelings for their heartthrob, making more friends, taking more risks, and so on.
Tinder can’t solve all these regrets.
But it does improve your love life and give you the drive to become the best version of yourself.
Because what happens when you want to attract more women, or when you fall in love?
You want to be the best person you can be.
So you hit the gym, you eat better, you read self-help books, you work on your fashion, and you do all kinds of things to make you a more interesting person.
And besides that, Tinder makes it possible for you to have a life filled with affection and regular whoopee.
10. Tinder is probably the #1 dating app in your country
Although many of you are from countries across the globe, it’s a safe bet to think Tinder is the #1 dating app in your area.
But there’s a hitch.
Although Tinder is loved all over the world, every state or city treats (online) dating a little differently.
So what works in, say, LA, United States may not work in Paris, France.
Luckily, we’ve already written over a dozen Tinder city guides that explain the cultural differences, so that your Tinder experience will be a success.
Here’s what we have so far.
Didn’t find what you were looking for?
Let me know in the comments and my team and I may turn your city idea into a Tinder date tripling guide.
11. You may meet the love of your life
Although you never know, a Tinder date may be the first step to marriage.
I personally know dozens of guys who met their girlfriend through Tinder.
And whenever I meet a new couple, I always make a point of asking how they met.
The most common answers I get are:
- Social circle, and
- Tinder (or other dating app)
An associate of mine, and close friend of Dan’s, not only met his girlfriend through Tinder.
The two even got married!
You may find your true love through Tinder too.
You never know until you try.
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The three biggest reasons not to use Tinder
I can’t in good conscience list the pros without listing the cons.
Here are the biggest three reasons not to use Tinder:
#1: Tinder is addictive
It may be wise to avoid Tinder if you’re already addicted to your phone.
Tinder works similar to a casino slot machine.
You never know when a swipe will lead to a match.
Or when a text to a match will get you a reply.
These little minigames trigger dopamine reactions and can genuinely get you hooked.
So if you don’t trust yourself to Tinder with moderation, perhaps you don’t want to Tinder altogether.
#2: Tinder can make you more superficial
Although you have access to someone’s bio, Tinder’s swiping system is largely based on photos and looks.
That’s why it’s easy to treat Tinder like a meat inspection.
Without conscious effort, your main interest in women will be if she makes your peepee hard.
And that’s not exactly the best benchmark for finding a quality partner.
#3: Tinder costs effort
Although Tinder can legitimately improve your quality of life, it can also make it slightly more difficult.
Although the pros far outweigh the cons, you have to put in time and energy to make Tinder work.
Selfies don’t cut it.
You want a profile filled with high-quality photos that give her a peek into your life.
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As you can tell, the Tinder gains far outweigh the losses.
Anyway, that’s all folks.
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