Tinder offers fresh new take on online dating, app now available on Google Play


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I’d be lying if I said I’ve never tried my luck at a dating website or 2 back in my youth. Oh, the stories I could tell of Plenty of Fish dates gone awry, but I digress. Today, my ears perked at the news of an all new dating service making its way to the Google Play Store by name of Tinder. Unlike the countless dating websites you can find on every corner of the net, Tinder is a dating/flirting app strictly for mobile users and offers a unique twist.

Simply sign into the app with your Facebook account (mandatory) and using the intuitively designed app, you’re immediately thrown into the world of online dating flirting. You wont have to go hunting for potential suitors using Tinder. Every time the app is opened you’re presented with the single profile image of a local hottie in your area. Like those “hot or not” websites, you begin the process of wading through potential mates by clicking either “pass” or “like” on those you find attractive/interesting/easy. There’s no commitment. Whether you like or pass on a profile, it’s gone forever, with no way to return to a profile you found appealing. Kinda strange, it’s this unique take on online dating that makes the app so different.

The only way to connect with anyone is if they happened across your profile and “liked” yours as well. Mutual likes will create a match and it’s only then you can attempt to contact your new found love interest by initiating a chat or scheduling a meetup. The app features the usual settings for adjusting age and distance requirements, as well as quickly deleting your Tinder account.

If you feel like giving it a shot (hey, I wont judge), you can find Tinder for free right now on the Google Play Store. Keep in mind Tinder is also available on iOS so there’s a good chance a potential love match could an iPhone toting iFan. Who knows, you might even hook up with former Miss USA while you’re on there. Go get ’em, slugger.

[Tinder on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I hope there is a option to filter out the iPhone users. I don’t need that kinda baggage. I kid of course.

  2. You always trick us by using hot girls in your article thumbnails.

    1. She’s local, bro. O_o

      1. Be honest. How many pictures did you put up of only your hair?

        1. The app auto-added all the pictures of my wearing Google Glass from my Facebook. I’m not getting any chicks, man. It’s the modern day chastity belt. :/

          1. Dont worry there’s a good amount of dumb, good looking chicks who don’t know what Google Glass is.

          2. Maybe they’ll think I work at Google….

          3. If they do…they aren’t a true fan, because they don’t come to this site daily. You deserve better than that!!!! Hah! Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy jk ;)

          4. 13 y’s and a winky face?!

            I’m in.


          5. Those POF’ers wore you down. Nice!

          6. If I saw a girl wearing Google Glass on there I’d have found my future wife.

          7. Chris, I thought you were on the other side? (no, seriously I really did)

          8. If I had Google Glass, I’d toss those pics on there; nothing says I’m not a Apple fangirl like that… Now to find a pic that says, “I’m not interested if you still live at home with your parents.” I need that too.

          9. How old are you? I don’t want to get a knock on the door, if I make a comment that you shouldn’t be reading…….Matter of fact, this comment is probably one of those comments.
            Hold on, someone’s at the door……

          10. Haha, followed by the inevitable…. How old do you *think* I am?

      2. OMG…dat ass !!!! ;)

      3. lol shes probably a 40 year old man trolling

  3. Facebook mandatory?!? I don’t know where to begin on just how wrong this is.

    1. It doesn’t post anything to Facebook, and is only to ensure you’re a real person, and to verify mutual friends (the iOS app lets you hookup friends).

      1. How does it do that? I know people who’ve made RP accounts on Facebook and it has been ages before FB filters have caught up with them xD!

  4. Just remember if she says, “Heyyyyyyyyyy”…

    She wants the D.

    1. Did you count the y’s correctly? I thought that many meant she’s drunk :D.

      1. One: You’re in trouble
        Two: She’s happy to text you
        Three: She’s really happy to text you
        Four: She’s either drunk or wants the D
        Five+: Drunk.

    2. I lol’d

  5. F*##$ing genius…

  6. I enjoy this app but the lateness of this disgusts me. This has been out on iOS for almost a year now.

  7. Are you trying to say that all of us heavy tech readers may need this because we’re forever alone?

  8. ” clicking either “pass” or “like” on those you find attractive/interesting/easy. ”

    Could not have said that last bit better myself. Interesting app but I wonder after 1 year on iOS if there’s already spam/fakes.

  9. Useless to me couldnt update my profile after 20 attempts. Uninstalled app and reinstalled wouldnt log me on and said it couldnt log in to facebook. If your reading this thats bull. Rate a 0.


    1. This was actually a profile test so the site knows the amount of effort you’re willing to endure.

      1. Gee thanks. I must have passed because I finally connected. What kind of test do I get when I cut my long locks and want to change my pic. I will tentatively raise my score to a 3.


  10. This isn’t anything new tagged. Com. Has had that feature since 2007 i believe… And they’ve ported their website to an android app for quite a few years now… Good site found my fiancee on tagged :)

    1. Plus with http://www.tagged.Com if you like someone’s pic they will get a notification i believe so you can check them out and not wait and hope that one day if they do Happen to stumble onto you for you guys to meet AND!! Lol no fb login required so Booyah lol

  11. Android users can finally show iOS users…

  12. App blows.

  13. As cool as Tinder is, the idea of dating app is kind of useless because it’s only accessible to the small amount of people who have iOS. What about the droids and the non smartphones? I’d rather check out a dating site that’s much more accessible to others. That’s why I love acquaintable- it has all the fun of casually browsing through profiles with the accessibility of a major dating site. And for those that do like the ease of dating on the go, its dating app is coming out soon!
    The best of both worlds!

  14. dat ass…..

  15. Err, theres nothing new or fresh about this at all… pretty sure this is a standard feature in all of the major dating sites/apps, at least the ones I’ve used.

  16. The worst app I dont have room for all the bugs so I uninstalled it and go back to my original score of zero. The final straw was mistaking Hollywood Fl for Fort Lauderdale. In all my years on Android this is my first complaint.
    Their help desk didnt even respond.
    Rating 00


  17. Oh no.. another “Hot or Not” smh..

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