Does your hand ever get tired of swiping? We call my roommate "Tinder hand" because she often has long, long sessions of swiping. But all of the Tinder lovers out there should rejoice, because Tinder Online is a new way to use the dating app. And it might even save your hand from all that swiping.
What's Tinder Online? Well, it's basically the ability to use Tinder in new ways — beyond just using the app on your smartphone. You can use it on any browser, on any device. So there will be no limits to where, when, and how you can Tinder.
So how could you use it? Well, Tinder has some ideas. "Mobile phones not allowed in class?" Tinder explains on their blog. "Just fire up your laptop and swipe incognito. Cubicle life got you down? Now you can toggle between spreadsheets and Super Likes in a flash. 'Not Enough Storage?' Not a problem. Don’t let life get in the way of your Tinder game. With Tinder Online, you can swipe anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. And while the online experience is slightly more limited than the mobile app experience (for now), it’s still the Tinder you know and love."
Tinder teamed up with social media star Amanda Cerny for a series of videos about Tinder Online, just to show what this feature is really capable of.
So how can you get started? It's really simple, just go to Tinder.com and log in — if you're familiar with Tinder, it'll feel natural from there. And if you’re new to Tinder, you can actually start an account on the desktop, which includes choosing your profile pictures and writing a bio. Then you can start swiping, getting matches, and messaging matches. In fact, messaging is actually better on the desktop, in my opinion, because you can see the person's profile and draft a message at the same time.
That's really handy, because I always struggled with jumping around to look for interesting things in their profile while I was writing a message. So I can see how using Tinder on a laptop would actually be more helpful. Tinder says that there's a "Work Mode" too, which is helpful considering how many of us use dating apps when we're in the office.
The truth is, more and more people are finding love online today, so it makes sense to make datings apps more user-friendly. It's a way people are creating real connections and real relationships.
"You never know where you are meant to meet The One; it could be on line in the grocery store or online on Tinder," Samantha Cohen, Business Executive Director Of Project Soulmate, tells Bustle. "The more you put yourself out there the higher your chances are of finding someone you can really click with. My mother always said, "You never know when you might meet your future husband." You should always put every effort into meeting someone. Technology is always changing and online dating is the way of the future. We always tell clients, even while working with us, that they should be online and taking every available opportunity.
With 13 percent of dating app users eventually walking down the aisle with someone they met online, it's time that we come up with ways to make the amazing tools we're given — like online dating — even easier for everyone.
Being able to connect on your phone, laptop, or work computer is a great step toward making it easier to connect with others — and give your hand a break from all that swiping.