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. Described by some news outlets as “the next Facebook,” it has made the concept of both mobile and online dating more socially acceptable.Part of the reason for this according to founder Justin Mateen, is that mobile phones – and smartphones in particular - have become so ubiquitous.In only four-and-a-half years, Tinder has become one of the most widely-used dating platforms in the world.
Or, you can click the plus sign on the top right of your Profile page to check your phone, Instagram, or album photos from Facebook for other pictures to include.
You sign up with your Facebook account to ensure some level of identity verification (though your membership is not announced to your Facebook friends via your page, feed, etc.).
The app then matches you to other Tinder users in the area around you – whether you’re at home, at work, in a bar, or on a trip.
In a video released with the update, Rad said: 'We had to invest the time to meet with our users, activists in the community ...
to make sure we understand the full breadth of what we have to build a great experience.'A spokesperson for UK-based transgender support charity the Beaumont Society told Mail Online: 'The Beaumont Society, which has been supporting the transgender community for over fifty years, finds it is really encouraging that Tinder now recognises that we live in a diverse world where there are multiple gender identities.