The company has declined to release the number of accounts worldwide, but it claims that in some countries, such as the Netherlands, 10 per cent of the population is using Tinder.

It also says men tend to use the app more often, with a male to female ratio of 55/45.

It knows if a message has simply been copied and pasted multiple times. Because we started out with the website, the average message was maybe three sentences.


Lisa had been on the Tinder smartphone app only a few weeks when she agreed to go on a date.

Since returning from her travels she had found it difficult to meet people. She felt reassured once her male suitor confirmed he was also 6ft tall. People can be great at banter in text messages, but then you meet them face to face and they’re like crickets.” Lisa is part of the 6 per cent of Irish people who use Tinder, according to the US company behind the free i Phone and Android app, which uses Facebook photographs and details to match you with someone in your area.

After joining up with Jonathan Badeen, a 32-year-old web designer and developer who had studied marketing, they focused on inviting “highly social people” to use the app, hoping the Tinder trend would trickle down through peer groups by word of mouth.

Once Mateen and his cofounders realised there was an appetite for easy-access smartphone dating in the US, they set their sights farther afield and within six months had translated the app into 24 languages.

“Generally when I go out I wear heels, and I’m always the tallest,” says the 26-year-old, who confidently arrived at the pub in Cork that evening to meet her online match. Using it is a like using the Hot or Not app, and it can be addictive.

She was dismayed when the man who came up and introduced himself was at least a foot shorter than her. After looking at up to six photographs, you have to choose whether to swipe right, for yes, or left, for no. Justin Mateen, the 27-year-old Californian who cofounded the company, says Tinder helps people overcome the “physical and emotional barriers” they are often faced with when meeting new people.

It can be used in other ways, too (although, to be fair, this is the first time we’ve heard someone using it for another reason...).

Her profile explains: ‘I’m a touring artist wanting to meet people abroad who don’t want to talk about the industry formally known as entertainment,’ before admitting, she is ‘married, [has] two beautiful girls, a massive mortgage and ridiculous schedule.’ Aww, so does Lily just want some friends while she travels around?! We also love the fact that Lily writes how she loves ‘margheritas, the odd cigarette and Jordans’ and features photos from when she was ‘younger and hotter’.

Hello, recently I've become attracted to transgender women. I was just wondering if anyone else has any experience dating transgender woman? Are you willing to relocate to Thailand to look for 'the one' or would you rather visit there again hoping to find you love and bring them back with you to the US?

Also, Is dating a transgender like dating a regular girl? If so, then you have to keep that in mind if you are looking for a LTR because it's unlikely you will find many of them in the USA.

Unlike Japan, California is a true melting pot of cultures but since I had so little dating experience back home, I was nervous about getting into the dating scene in America.