Using Facebook, Tinder is able to build a user profile with photos that have already been uploaded.
Basic information is gathered and the users' social graph is analyzed.
Candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends, and common interests are then streamed into a list of matches.
Based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like another user by swiping right or pass by swiping left on them.
Users receive up to ten times the amount of profile views while boosting. If users do not have Tinder Plus or want more Boosts, they can be purchased in the app.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for users to select their gender.
If two users like each other it then results in a "match" and they are able to chat within the app.
In March 2015, Tinder announced the public release of its paid service, Tinder Plus, a feature allowing unlimited matches, whereas the free Tinder app limits the number of right swipes in a 12-hour period.
In the app's settings, users have the option to type a word that suits their gender identity.
Users also have the option to have this displayed on their profile or not.
Companion apps were being developed by different companies allowing users to, for example, use the user's heart rate to determine which direction to swipe instead of the user swiping with their hands.
The main companion site for Tinder has been Facebook, as Tinder users connect their Facebook profile to their Tinder accounts for verification and profile details.
It then allows the user to either swipe right or left.