In the app's settings, users have the option to type a word that suits their gender identity.
Users also have the option to have this displayed on their profile or not.
Chatting on Tinder is only available between two users that have swiped right on one another's photos.
The selections a user makes are not known to other users, unless two individuals swipe right on each other's profiles.
It has met with controversy over limiting the number of "likes" a free user can give in a certain amount of time, as well as charging prices for different age groups.
As of late 2014, an estimated 50 million people use the app every month with an average of 12 million matches per day.
Instead of swiping right for a profile, the user swipes up.
The Boost feature lets the user have the top profile in the area for thirty minutes.
The two later attended USC together and entered the Internet entrepreneurship field.
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.
This is an optional service offered to Tinder Plus users that costs an additional fee their paid subscription. Carbino, "the findings indicate that Tinder users are more likely to be looking for a committed relationship than are offline daters." States The New York Times in their article "First Comes Tinder. " Using Facebook, Tinder is able to build a user profile with photos that have already been uploaded.
Basic information is gathered and the users' social graph is analyzed.