You then have 24 hours to decide whether you want to “like” or “pass” on your bagel.
If you like your bagel and they have also liked you, you’ll connect, meaning that you’ll be able to message one another in a private chat.
You can also link your Tinder account to your Instagram, and include info about your employer and school. You can tap on the photo to see additional information regarding the person and Facebook friends you share (if any).
Discovery settings allow other users to find you, if desired, and set a few preferences regarding who you see. You can also choose to swipe right (to like them), left (to pass), or up if you want use one of your precious “super likes” to show them you really like them.
If you and someone have both swiped right on one another, a screen will appear showing that you’ve matched and inviting you to send them a message.
But most of the time, the Tinder experience will consist of flicking through profiles like channels on the television.
If that interface is too chaotic for you, tap the “quickmatch” option, which restricts the results to photos only.
The fact that the chat room expires after a week puts some pressure on you to exchange phone numbers or meet up in real life, or to just quietly fade away without any fuss.
When you exit back to the list, there’s no guarantee that it’ll be in the same order or that it will return you to the spot you scrolled down to, making it extremely obnoxious to keep track of what you’ve already viewed.
Worse, you can’t see who has liked you unless you pay for an upgrade. If you don’t reply, they’ll probably just keep on messaging you, too. Facebook verification helps block a percentage of bots and catfishers from creating accounts, so without it Ok Cupid loses a level of accountability.
Sadly, you also will only be able to see the five most recent visitors to your profile unless you pay for an upgrade and — worst of all — anyone can message you. Download now from: i Tunes Google Play Coffee Meets Bagel is another dating app that piggybacks on Facebook.
Once you’ve set up your profile and input your preferences, it will send you one “bagel” a day, which is essentially the profile of a potential match.