: Is Online Dating Actually Worth it and How Does it Work?
Still sticking with Tinder despite its opinion that anyone over 28 should be charged a penalty for still being single? Swiping to like is simple enough, but as Tinder's user base has skyrocketed, so too has the difficulty of finding a match.
Unlike most technologies that are gushed about, Tinder can genuinely lay claim to having had a disruptive impact and its popularity is easy to understand (despite what we now think of it).
Free to use and with a UI that's simple to the point of remedial, its rapid-fire approach to matchmaking has since been aped by numerous developers, while online dating's gentrification has continued apace. Whether you're looking for love or just a casual fling, there's plenty of competition around.
It's a bit of a pain getting signed up (you have to jump through a few hoops to get it to recognise non-US locations) and ultimately operates a paid membership programme, but in the world of happy swiping, it's antiquated feel is quite refreshing.