Gathering the courage (if you are shy or are not used to it) to start a conversation with a stranger, talking to someone you are not sure is available or is looking for the same things as you, the possibility of rejection… Tinder has simplified these problems in a brilliant way.
Tinder shows you people that you can assumeare interested in meeting people, and signaling that you like that person (from his or her photos and the optional personal description) is as easy as saying “yes” or “no”.
I haven’t used the app myself, but I know many people who use it regularly.
I think if there comes the day that I need an online tool to meet a lady, Tinder will be the one I use.
If someone is interested in a Tinder-like app for gay people, the most popular equivalent is called , here comes the Finnish version, gathered with the help of Big in Finland’s friend and collaborator @Yprum.
One of the best websites I discovered this year was Tinder na Suecia.
The story goes like this: a Spanish man from Galicia went to Sweden, and his friends back at home asked him how the girls on Tinder (the app for meeting people available on i Phone and Android) in the Nordic and Scandinavian countries are.
Instead of describing them, he went the smart way: he made screenshots. Ever since I saw that website I thought: I should do the same for Finland. For those who don’t know this app, this is what it does: when you want to meet people from the opposite (or same) sex, you can create a profile on Tinder.
After that, you choose the people you are interested in and how far away from your location they can be.
Age-range and gender are additional settings you can tweak.
The app then starts showing you profiles that match your settings, and you can say if you like what you see or not.