As of late 2014, an estimated 50 million people use the app every month with an average of 12 million matches per day.
However, to get to those 12 million matches, users collectively make around 1 billion swipes per day. As of June 2016, If a user of Tinder who is below the age of 18 attempts to use the app, they are met with cards on their deck stating that Tinder is no longer usable by anyone under 18, and that the Tinder team is developing a new app especially for their age group.
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.They 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.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.It has met with controversy over limiting the number of "likes" a free user can give in a certain amount of time, as well as charging prices for different age groups.