Dating in academia
Instead of swiping right for a profile, the user swipes up.
The app notifies the user if they have been Super Liked with a blue border that surrounds the profile of the person who Super Liked 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.
Rad has also stated that Tinder filled a gap for social sites 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 available on the web based on frequency of use and number of users.
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.
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.
The two later attended USC together and entered the Internet entrepreneurship field.
Rad has stated that the impetus for the app was his observation that "no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them." He believed that a "double opt-in" system could be created to potentially alleviate that stress.