How to Make an App Like Tinder in 2022?

By Snigdha | August 4, 2022 1:09 pm  | 6-min read

Dating apps have been around for more than a decade now. Dating culture continues to expand slowly and steadily, and the dating app market keeps expanding similarly. The major players in the dating app market are starting to go stale. There is always space for a newer dating app, and ‘fresh’ dating apps continue to pop up and steal the show. There are a lot of opportunities if you’re looking to create your own app.

What is the Tinder app?

Tinder is a dating app where app users can swipe right or left to find a date according to their geographic proximity. Once two people match, they can chat before fixing a date in the real world.

The app is available in more than 196 countries across the globe with high engagement rates, where an average user spends at least half an hour on the app every day.

Top features you must add to a dating app like Tinder

The wildly popular dating app TikTok has some really lucrative features that make it such a hit among its users.

  1. Login and signup

    The first step is to sign up and log in to the Tinder app by creating an account. It is a good idea to plan for multiple ways to allow people to sign up. For example, through email, Facebook, Twitter, and more!

  2. Profile

    Let users create a profile on the dating app. The profile can have details like hobbies, interests, location, and more. The most important part of a dating profile is photos, so make sure that your dating app lets the users add some photos to their profile.

  3. Geolocation

    Tinder uses the users’ location to learn about the places they frequently visit, like bars, restaurants, clubs, etc. It then sends notifications to other users who visit the same spots after the app user has left those places. Tinder also uses geolocation to find interest-based matches.

  4. Matching Algorithm

    As a user starts looking for dates on the platform, the matching algorithm on a dating app like Tinder compares different profiles on the app to come up with relevant matches.

  5. Swipe Surge

    Tinder users can like other profiles with a right swipe and dislike profiles with a left swipe. The Swipe Surge feature can increase user activity by up to 15x. This feature also increases the user match-making potential by 250 percent.

  6. Private Chat

    Once two users have been matched on the app, they gain the ability to connect with each other and initiate a private conversation, maybe even fix a date.

  7. Push Notifications

    Implement push notifications in your app so that you can engage your app users and send targeted notifications that they are interested in. These notifications could be about a new match, an incoming chat, or a new deal or promotion you are running on your app.

  8. Video Chat

    A video chat is a good way to let your users vet out their dates before deciding to go out on a physical date. This is a good security feature and also a great way to break the ice and avoid awkwardness on the first date.

  9. Search Filters

    Most people on your dating app probably have some idea about who they want to date. When you build an app like Tinder, you should hope to gain a userbase of thousands, if not millions. In that case, users should be able to search for matches based on their preferred criteria.

  10. Security

    Dating apps like Tinder will naturally have all kinds of people, and some of them might even have malintent. This is why it is important to keep the users’ information hidden unless they choose to divulge it of their own accord.

  11. Tinder Passport

    This feature lets the app users connect with broader matches by letting them change their location temporarily so that they can find matches anywhere in the world. It’s a great way to connect with people online and go on virtual dates!

  12. Monetizing

    Tinder offers limited swipes and charges for additional swipes. There are more ways like the Swipe Surge feature and subscription plans like Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold where you can offer advanced features or more access.

How to make a dating app like Tinder?

If you have reached this point in the blog, you know all about Tinder, you know what features to add, and you must now be eager to know how to make an app like Tinder.

Have you ever considered making apps similar to Tinder? Appy Pie can bring your idea to reality by letting you build an app like Tinder without coding, that too in just a few minutes!

  1. Name your dating app

    Choose an app category, a design theme, and a layout. Add your brand logo and colors to make your dating app truly unique.

  2. Add the right features

    Drag and drop the features you want to add to your dating app. Edit the app so that it works exactly as you want it to.

  3. Test your app and go live!

    Once you are happy with how your app looks, test it on real devices and straighten out any kinks or bugs, and your app is ready to go live!

  4. Snigdha

    Content Head at Appy Pie

    App Builder

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