Rad has also said Tinder filled a gap in the availability of social platforms for meeting strangers, rather than connecting with people a user already knows.
By May 2013, Tinder was one of the top 25 social networking apps online, based on frequency of use and number of users.
However, to get to those 12 million matches, users collectively made around 1 billion swipes per day. As of June 2016, Tinder is no longer usable by anyone under 18.
If minors were found being under 18, they were banned from using Tinder until 18.
Users can choose whether this is displayed on their profile or not. On December 2018, Tinder launched a new editorial website: Swipe Life On May 10, 2019, it was reported that Tinder was planning for a lighter version app called Tinder Lite aimed at growing markets where data usage, bandwidth and storage space is a concern.
On August 6, 2019, Match Group announced that Tinder had 5.2 million paying subscribers at the end of 2019's second quarter, up 1.5 million from the year-ago quarter and up 503,000 from the first quarter of 2019.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for gender selection. a members-only service, offering their most exclusive features: Passport, Rewind, Unlimited Likes, five Super Likes per day, one Boost per month, and more profile controls.
In the app's settings, users now have the option to type a word that best fits their gender identity. This is an optional service offered to Tinder Plus users that costs an additional fee as a paid subscription.
This was previously not possible, as rejected profiles would simply not appear again.Tinder's primary companion site has been Facebook, as Tinder users were originally required to connect their Facebook profiles to their Tinder accounts for verification and profile details.