Tinder: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)




Tinder has become one of the most popular dating apps in the history of dating apps.¬†However, despite the fact that the app has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Tinder. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: Tinder’s Founders Met in High School

However, they weren’t friends back then. Founder Sean Rad and Justin Mateen became friends when they were in college at USC.

Number Fourteen: Sean Rad Is a College Dropout

Similar to other successful tech entrepreneurs, Rad dropped out of college to pursue his own dreams. Thankfully for single people, one of those dreams was creating Tinder.

Number Thirteen: Before Tinder, There Was Matchbox

The app was first called Matchbox. Interestingly, both names have to do with lighting a fire.

Number Twelve: ‘Swiping’ Wasn’t a Thing When the App First Launched

It’s true! Though the app is now most well-known for its feature that allows users to swipe left or right, that wasn’t part of the app when it first launched.

Number Eleven: The Average User Logs In 11 Times Every Day

Being single sounds like a lot of work. The average user of the app logs into it around 11 times a day.

Number Ten: Almost Half of Its Users Aren’t Single

This fact is creepy but true. A whopping 42 percent of the app’s users are reportedly in a relationship. Whether or not those relationships are open (or one-sided) is unclear, but the fact remains. Keep that in mind the next time you’re swiping!

Number Nine: Women Spend More Time on the App Than Men

It’s not a huge difference, but females spend an average of 8.5 minutes using it when they log on while men tend to spend just 7.2 minutes on the app. There are also more men on the app than women, with a ratio of six men for every four women. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Tinder, coming soon!

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