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Tinder now has a home on the web as well as on your phone. This is thanks to Tinder launching Tinder Online, a browser-based version of its infamous online dating app. Tinder Online brings Tinder to browsers for the first time, letting you swipe right on your desktop or laptop.
Online dating is a phenomenon at this point, with more and more people finding love on the internet. Admittedly, Tinder has a reputation for helping people hook up rather than find the love of their life, and we’re not sure Tinder’s new venture, Tinder Online, is going to change that.
Your English Professor’s Worst Nightmare
Tinder Online is Tinder as a website. As Tinder’s introduction to Tinder Online reveals, it means you can “swipe from any browser, on any device, anywhere in the world”. Or, to put it another way, Tinder Online is “a fun, new web experience and your English professor’s worst nightmare”.
Tinder Online is primarily aimed at getting more people using Tinder worldwide. Tinder has realized not everyone has smartphones, 4G, unlimited data, and/or enough storage space to install Tinder. Tinder Online solves all of those problems by giving people an alternative means of accessing the service.
To use Tinder Online, just head to Tinder.com, log in using Facebook, and start swiping left or right. If you find a match, you can start messaging each other, and this is the one element Tinder Online surpasses the mobile app, as the user interface is designed with messaging in mind.
The only real downer at the moment is that Tinder Online is only being tested in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, and Sweden. However, assuming the test proves there’s demand for a browser-based version of Tinder it should become available in other countries in the not-too-distant future.
In a World Where Apps Rule
In some ways Tinder Online feels rather old school in a world where apps rule. However, in reality Tinder is reaching out to those unable or unwilling to use the app. So it all makes good, old-fashioned business sense. And if a few people find love along the way then it’ll be a bonus.
Do you use Tinder on a regular basis? Do you use it to find love or just to hook up? Are you keen to try Tinder Online? Is Tinder Online available in your country? Can you see the value in bringing Tinder to the web? Please let us know in the comments below!