She regaled me with gist abut a guy she'd been dating for about four months and to my surprise said she'd met him on Tinder.Obviously I had to see for myself and we decided to set up a profile for me.What Tinder does is it allows you to indicate interest if you see someone interesting by 'liking' their profile or swiping right, then the person takes it from there. It gives quite a bit of background info: Tinder is linked to your Facebook profile and Instagram, so the information you're shown is the persons interests, if you have friends in common, School or work, personal photos etc.
You're basically less likely to get catfished or murdered.
A lot of people on it are honestly looking for love: Prior to joining I thought once you matched with anybody on it you'd have a flurry of nudes flung at you accompanied by pervy one-liners.
Its an opportunity to date outside your race: One of the major things I noticed about Tinder in Nigeria is the plethora of expats on it.
Nigeria, with all its multinational companies and opportunities is an expat hotbed and tons of them are on Tinder.
Prior to that, I equated Tinder on the same level as personal ads on Craigslist, like a creepy hook-up tool.
Even more surprising to me was the fact that there were active Tinder users in Nigeria, I was honestly shocked at that.
Its almost like this one didn't work, well there are thousands out there for me to hit on, so no effort is made to actually see if you have a connection with someone.
Its a very love at first sight community, and if there's no love..on to the next.
You can also restrict your pool of contenders based on age, sex and location. First off I was titillated by the number of people I knew personally that I could see, I kept going "Oh my God thats so and so".