Also, why wasn’t I ever compatible with any of the cute ones? It’s also kind of a downer being able to compare how many people visited your profile and how many you matched with. The interface is a mess; it’s just a crowded checkerboard of tiny faces. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do when I open the app and their little Shake feature is basically just asking for some sleazebag from the other side of the world permission to send you photos of himself topless. And it’s such a gyp because the interface is actually really nice! For someone who loves talking about herself, I got sick and tired of talking about myself.
If a match turns out to be a dud, hitting unmatch is always an option.
One thing that irks me are the “errors” that happen since they rolled out the pro accounts (they give you the option to re-do your last swipe).
Then again, Tinder’s originally just for hookups so I can’t blame it too much for being that, uh, minimal.
I get the feeling this app is trying to be many things at the same time.
On the plus side, though, I love how detailed people’s profiles are.
And it’s actually not that tedious to fill in your own profile, thanks to the Tinder-like yes-or-no swiping game (e.g. Swipe right for yes, and left for no.”) Unlike Tinder, it’s easier to get a gauge of what kind of person you’re checking out.
You have your profile, you have your matches, which are different from your visitors, who are also different from the people on your Quickmatch (which is OKCupid’s Tinder-ish feature but not really).
It’s a test of attention span and I’m not really sure I understand who gets filed under what exactly.
Tinder’s strongest point is the fact that you can only talk to someone if you’ve mutually liked each other.
There’s that extra-special ‘kilig’ factor, plus you won’t be bothered by anyone you don’t want to be bothered by.
I also like that the button says “I’m intrigued”, a sign that this app was meant for people who can actually understand that word.