If you are single and looking for a modern and fun way to find love, you must have heard of Tinder, one of the best apps to find a partner and flirt. This platform has been, for many years, the perfect meeting point for millions of people looking to connect with others.

Despite being so popular, many still wonder what Tinder is and how it works. If you are one of them, do not worry, we are here to help you. This guide will show you everything you need to know about this platform.

What is Tinder and what is it for

Tinder is an application designed to help you meet new people, whether to find true love, have casual dates, or just make new friends.

Its process is quite simple: it shows you profiles of people close to you and then you can choose what to do: swipe to the right if you are interested or to the left if you are not interested. If two people are interested in each other, boom! that's a "match" and they can start chatting to see if there is a connection.

Best of all, only you and the other person decide how far you want to go. Some are just looking for a friendly chat, others for something more serious. But basically, the app is there to connect and see if there is a spark.

How to download and create a Tinder account

If you are convinced to use Tinder to meet new people, we will show you how to download the application and create your account from scratch.

  1. Log in to Google Play from your Android device.
  2. Type "Tinder" in the search bar.
  3. Once inside the app's tab, tap on "Install". Wait a few seconds and you are done.
How to download Tinder from Google PlayHow to download Tinder from Google Play

Now that you have it installed on your smartphone, it is time to create your account. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Tinder app on your smartphone.
  2. Sign up with Gmail, Facebook, or your phone number.
  3. Enter your phone number. You will receive a code on your smartphone to verify.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Enter your first name or the name you want to display on the app and tap "Next".
  6. Tap on "Let's go" to continue.
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If the registration was successful, it is time to complete your profile and search preferences.

  1. Add your birthday, gender, sexual orientation, who you are interested in seeing, what you want, maximum distance, habits, and what you like to do.
  2. Let the application access your location by tapping on "Allow".
  3. Decide whether you want to import or block contacts. You can tap "Back" if you do not want to do this.
  4. Now you are ready to enjoy Tinder. Start swiping and chatting with your matches.
How to complete your profile on TinderHow to complete your profile on Tinder

How you can use Tinder for dating

Now that you have downloaded the Tinder app on your smartphone and created an account, we will explain how you can use it to flirt or find a match. It all starts with the creation of a good profile:

  • Select a good profile picture. We're not telling you that you have to be a model, but a photo where you look good and show who you are is essential. Oh, and avoid photos with sunglasses or confusing group shots, because no one wants to play "Where's Waldo?" on Tinder.
  • Choose an interesting bio that reflects your personality. Something that describes you, but also invites people to want to get to know you better. Should you add a joke, a favorite quote, or your hobbies? That's up to you, but it must highlight the best in you.
  • Complete the profile details. Age, height, language, horoscope, family plans, personality, pets, favorite drinks, lifestyle. All that helps people know who you are and what you want. And believe me, honesty is always the best policy.
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With your profile ready and shiny as a freshly minted coin, it is time to act. Start swiping to the right if you like someone, and to the left if you would rather pass. And if you have a match, do not just stand there! Start chatting and let it all flow.

How to subscribe to Tinder: how much does it cost per month

Do you want to enhance your Tinder experience with premium features? Then you must subscribe to a membership. Here's what you must do:

  1. Open Tinder from your Android device.
  2. Tap the profile icon displayed in the lower right corner.
  3. At the bottom, you will see the available subscription plans: Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, Tinder Platinum, and Tinder SELECT.
  4. Choose the plan that best suits your needs.
  5. Select the period. Choose between 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months.
  6. Tap on "Continue".
  7. Add your payment method, you can use your debit or credit card or Google Play credit.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your payment.
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Tinder has 3 subscription plans and an exclusive club: Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, Tinder Platinum, and Tinder SELECT. However, the prices vary depending on the region. For example, these are the prices for US residents:

Tinder Plus

  • 1 month: $7.99.
  • 6 months: $4.00/per month.
  • 12 months: $2.67/per month.

Tinder Gold

  • 1 month: $24.99.
  • 6 months: $12.50/per month.
  • 12 months: $8.33/per month.

Tinder Platinum

  • 1 month: $29.99.
  • 6 months: $15.00/per month.
  • 12 months: $10.00/per month.


  • 1 month: $499.

Tips for using Tinder

Now that you know what Tinder is and how it works, it is time to put some tips into practice.

Be authentic

Do not try to be someone you are not. People appreciate authenticity, so show yourself as you are and see how you attract those who really value you.

Use real photos

As they say: A picture is worth a thousand words. Choose photos that show you in the best possible light and avoid blurry selfies or selfies with too many filters.

Write an interesting biography

Take advantage of this space to show your wit and personality. A joke, an interesting quote, or something that makes you stand out from the crowd can make all the difference.

Start a conversation with creativity

Forget about the "Hi, how are you?"! That is out of fashion now! Better surprise your match with an original comment or an interesting question that invites conversation.

Be respectful

While it is a place to meet and get to know people, always be respectful of others. Do not be invasive and do not cross the line without their consent.