Rad has stated that the impetus for the app was his observation that "no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them." He believed that a "double opt-in" system could be created to potentially alleviate that stress.
Rad has also stated that Tinder filled a gap for social sites for meeting strangers, rather than connecting with people a user already knows.
The Boost feature lets the user have the top profile in the area for thirty minutes.
Users receive up to ten times the amount of profile views while boosting. If users do not have Tinder Plus or want more Boosts, they can be purchased in the app.
By May 2013, Tinder was one of the top 25 social networking apps available on the web based on frequency of use and number of users.
Instead of swiping right for a profile, the user swipes up.
Tinder says that Super Likes makes it three times as likely for users to find a match.
As of November 11, 2015, Tinder's "Moments" feature had been retired.
The app notifies the user if they have been Super Liked with a blue border that surrounds the profile of the person who Super Liked them.
It then allows the user to either swipe right or left.
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