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Tinder Arrives on Apple TV, Letting Mom Swipe Right for You

Dave Parrack 14-12-2016

Tinder has launched its own Apple TV app. Because there’s surely nothing better to do over the holidays than sit staring at the television while your family decides who you should date.


Not content with merely residing on your smartphone and/or tablet, Tinder is now also available on Apple TV. This means you can sit in front of your television swiping right or left to your heart’s content. Whether or not you’re alone at the time. As Tinder’s self-explanatory video shows.

Tinder is simple to use on Apple TV. You download the Tinder app from the App Store, log in by following the on-screen instructions, and then start swiping right or left using your trackpad. You can even view more details about someone by clicking your trackpad, although Tinder recommends you switch back to your smartphone to edit your profile and/or message matches.

As dating apps go, Tinder is an interesting one. It has grown based on people using it to hook up rather than find the person they want to spend the rest of their life with. Which might make things a little awkward when your family and friends start telling you who to swipe right on.

Tinder Builds on Mutual Attraction

For the uninitiated — anyone over the age of 40, anyone who has already settled down, or anyone looking for relationships that last longer than a few hours — Tinder is a dating app which relies on first impressions and mutual attraction.

Tinder uses Facebook to build a database of potential matches based on location, mutual friends, and common interests. You’ll see photos of these people, and can then swipe right or left depending on whether you like the look of them. Swiping right to say Yes, swiping left to say No.


Which is why you may not want to let your mom loose on your Tinder profile. Then again, she could find you the love of your life, and constantly remind you about it for the next 20 years.

We have previously explained how to Tinder more effectively Tindering Effectively to Get More Matches Here are our top tips for attracting the kind of matches you want, whether you're looking for casual dating, a relationship, or just exploring the app. Read More , revealed common mistakes to avoid on Tinder Using Tinder? Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes Here are common Tinder mistakes you should avoid, from falling for fake profiles to sabotaging your potential matches. Read More , warned of the worst Tinder scams The 5 Worst Tinder Scams: Tips for Dating Safely on Tinder Here are Tinder scams, like the verify account scam, that you should look out for, along with advice on how to avoid them. Read More , and recommended seven alternatives to Tinder Tired of Tinder? Seven Free Alternative Dating Apps Now that Tinder is charging for its services, it might be time to turn to one of the many other dating apps available. Which will you try? Read More .

Have you ever used Tinder? Can you see yourself using Tinder on Apple TV? Would you trust any of your family or friends to swipe right or left for you? Did you find your significant other on Tinder? Please let us know in the comments below!

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