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.Initially, instead of a swiping motion, users would click on either a green "heart" or red "X" to select or move on from the photos shown.

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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.

Chatting on Tinder is only available between two users that have swiped right on one another's photos.

The selections a user makes are not known to other users, unless two individuals swipe right on each other's profiles.

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.

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.

Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that allows users swipe left(dislike) or right(like) and allows users to chat if both parties swiped to the right.