Tinder is an application (app) that you download onto your smartphone. It is one of the newest dating ideas and exploded onto the scene when it was introduced.
It started as a hookup/casual sex app but is now being used by most people looking for anything from a serious relationship to casual sex. You must have a Facebook profile in order to use Tinder.
In an effort to help matches get to know each other better, Tinder has introduced ‘Moments.’ The idea is that you take a photo using the app which is then sent to all your matches, they then view your moment and can swipe left for ‘nope’ or right to ‘like’, just like with profiles.
You’ll then be able to see who liked your ‘moment’ and can start chatting with them based on this extra information. It’s a bit like Snapchat in that the photos will expire after 24-hours, and like Instagram because you can doodle on your photos and add pretty filters.
So that’s a bit about Tinder, now let’s compare both under 4 different categories.
Tinder uploads your profile for you by pulling the details from your Facebook page. Your profile will be made up of your first name, age, photos (your choice from your Facebook profile) and the pages you have ‘liked’ on Facebook.
TallSingles.co.uk, uses the more familiar dating profile approach, split into two parts. The first part is a multiple choice section where you choose your hobbies, select your eye colour etc. and the second is free format, where you write about yourself and what you are looking for in a potential date.
So which is best, well each has their pros and cons. The tinder profile is certainly easy to set up, as long as your Facebook profile is up to date. You will need to make sure your Facebook profile contains some decent photos and you have ‘liked’ pages that represent your interests.
On the other hand on the TallSingles.co.uk profile, you write it and create it separately from your Facebook account. It might take slightly longer to complete but it will give potential matches many more details about you.
Tinder has again simplified the search option. Tinder finds potential matches near you based on your GPS location (you can narrow it down by searching by age and distance) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If not, go left to ‘pass’. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – bingo. It’s a match and you can start messaging.
On TallSingles.co.uk, you would either wink or message someone you liked. A ‘wink’ is almost the Tinder equivalent of their ‘like’, as it’s quick and simple and you don’t even need to write anything. A message, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to be able to write something to the member and explain why you are contacting them.
There are pro’s and cons of each approach, one is fast and convenient the other requires more thought but may get better results.
3. Tall Matches
One significant downside for tall people on Tinder is that you cannot filter by height on tinder when searching. Not only that but you do not even know their height at first as it’s not shown on their profile.
Of course on TallSingles, all our members are “tall” by definition and their height is displayed on their profile.
TallSingles is free to join, so you can take a look around the site and see if it is for you. But as we have mentioned before you have to pay a membership fee in order to join. The costs are as follows:
6 month’s membership – £79.95 (£13.33 per month)
3 month’s membership – £49.95 (£16.66 per month)
1 month membership – £24.95
Tinder, on the other hand, is free to download and add your profile. Until recently it was completely free but they have now introduced a fee. The fee kicks in when once you have reached 100 ‘likes’ in a day.
Like most other dating sites they have not been transparent about their costs. But a recent Dailymail article suggested they were charging different fees to different people. It found that people were being charged anywhere from £1.49 to £14.99 a month.
5. Paid for services
If you pay for membership on tallsingles.co.uk you can:
- Read and send messages
- Put yourself in the Spotlight
- Send gifts to members you like
- Chat online with members
- Subscribe to mobile alerts
- Write your own dating diary
If you pay for Tinder, you get Tinder Plus, which allows you to:
- Unwind your last decision
- Change your location
- Turn off ads.
When you compare Tinder to Tallsingles, there are certainly some differences. You will ultimately need to decide which is best for you. But don’t forget you can always join both for free and see which you like best after a couple of weeks.
We have done some other comparisons which you can read about here:
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