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If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re doing some research into the Tinder App – how it works, how it might work for you and its connection to Facebook. Maybe you are new to the omnipresent dating app scene and need some more information before proceeding. Although a seemingly new phenomenon, online dating on has been around for roughly 20 years, many of us are still newbies and the idea of putting so much personal information into one app is daunting. So, how does Tinder and Facebook work?
The people behind Tinder wanted to set up a platform where people would feel comfortable connecting with others that they know want to connect with them too. It filled a gap where people, who did not previously know each other, were getting connected, instead of being introduced to people already within their social circle.
For those of you who are completely uninitiated we’ll take a quick look at how to set up your Tinder account. Once you have downloaded the very user-friendly Tinder app, you create your account. The easiest way for this to be done is by using your Facebook account (where you already have your own personal platform with photos and interests being shared). Creating your profile and bio can be done easily through your Facebook profile which will automatically fill in your personal details. Once set-up, Tinder login with Facebook makes access quick and easy.
When your account has been set up, you have your personalised card with your name, photo and other personal information which can then be seen by potential matches. Likewise you are shown the personal cards of people in your area and can choose to like (right swipe on the screen, or not, left swipe) based on the information you see. If, or rather when, you get a match you decide if you want to take things further or not. You can see the personal information that the other person has shared and make the choice, privately and without the other person knowing that you may have rejected them (left swipe). Tinder and Facebook acting as the perfect cupid of the modern world!
Tinder and Facebook
Now that you’ve seen the basics of Tinder you might wonder “Why does Tinder use Facebook”? The answer is pretty simple, it’s the easiest and safest way. Tinder, by using Facebook, has instant access to your photos and personal data, age, sex, preferences etc. and Facebook verifies user accounts, which means that in some way there is a minimum amount of protection.
Does Tinder show up on Facebook?
How does Tinder work with Facebook? By automatically connecting your Tinder and Facebook profiles it makes the whole process easy and convenient for you, with one less password to worry about too! However, not everyone wants their cousins, brother, sisters and anyone else they share cyberspace with to know that they are looking for love on Tinder. While online dating has certainly become mainstream and it is recognised and well established as the new way to meet potential partners, you might feel uneasy about sharing personal information because of the nature of your work. If, for example, you are a teacher, you are in a rather social-sensitive position and therefore may not feel comfortable knowing that your private life is out there for anyone to see. This is one of the downsides to setting up your Tinder account through Facebook and until recently, it was the only way to set it up. It was marketed as a “safe” option, where profiles could be verified, even though, in reality, people could always set up false Facebook accounts. This has now changed and users can set up their Tinder account using a telephone number. Instead of setting up your Tinder account through Facebook, you must hand over your telephone number which will be verified by an sms message before you can complete your registration. This might seem like a better option for some people who do not want to have photos taken from social media sites like Facebook where mutual friends see everything and photos are taken and put on your Tinder card without you having to authorise it first. It is also an option for people who do not have a Facebook account and who do not wish to set one up.
Another option if you are worried about Tinder matching with your facebook friends is for you to click on the settings options on your Facebook page. By changing some of the options to more private settings you will be able to avoid mixing Tinder and Facebook friends and embarrassing situations.
The ease with which Tinder and Facebook work makes it all so simple and opens up the online dating world to people of all ages and all walks of life. With one swipe the combined forces of Tinder and Facebook have opened up a whole new dating world. Curious in a more in depth look into how Tinder works? Wondering if you can reconnect with previous Tinder connections? Check our blog to learn more and find a Tinder profile with Cheaterbuster today!