While many dating apps cater to the general audience, there are a few designed for specific types of people. It puts women in the driver’s seat so they can steer their relationships in the right direction. How much time during the day do you spend on your phone?
We work, we parent, we sometimes see our girlfriends, and we don’t get out for much else.
As this Quora thread explains, the first profiles we see when we open Tinder are not random or in order of proximity. Alex Mark theorises that the first ten to fifteen cards you see are profiles who haven’t necessarily swiped right on you, but people that have been sorted into the ‘more attractive’ bracket of the site. So that Tinder can convince you that there are LOADS of fit people on the app. That’s why you get more instant matches when you first re-open the app. For the other person it could have been DAYS since they swiped right.
Tinder will apparently add in some non-matches while you swipe, so you don’t get a very obvious string of instant matches within the first minute. And not just because (obviously) you’re able to swipe on more people.
So here is my Internet dating advice from the front lines.
The magical app bringing people together, blessing us with dick pics and the joy of male feminists, and turning finding love into an endlessly addictive game that leaves you feeling slightly hollow and disappointed in the world. Why do people who have swiped right on us always seem to show up first, so we get the rush of an instant match? No one knows for certain, other than the actual developers of the app – who keep their algorithms private so there aren’t a load of equally successful copycat apps. These attractive people are likely those who’ve recently received lots of right swipes.