However, to get to those 12 million matches, users collectively made around 1 billion swipes per day. As of June 2016, Tinder is no longer usable by anyone under 18.If minors were found being under 18, they were banned from using Tinder until 18.Tinder was launched in 2012 within startup incubator Hatch Labs, and both attended the University of Southern California and became online entrepreneurs at the same time.Rad has said the impetus for Tinder's creation was his observation that "no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them." He believed a "double opt-in" system could be created to potentially alleviate the stress of meeting new people.In 2015, Tinder introduced the ability to go back to rejected profiles via a "rewinding" function, allowing users to correct mistaken actions.This was previously not possible, as rejected profiles would simply not appear again.
Tinder originally required access to a Facebook account of the user of Tinder but, as of 2019‑08‑17, Tinder allows users to register using a telephone number and without access to a Facebook account.
Initially, instead of utilizing Tinder's current swiping motion for making matches, users had to click either a green heart or a red X to select or move on from a displayed photo.
Sean Rad has served as Tinder's CEO on two occasions.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for gender selection. a members-only service, offering their most exclusive features: Passport, Rewind, Unlimited Likes, five Super Likes per day, one Boost per month, and more profile controls.
In the app's settings, users now have the option to type a word that best fits their gender identity. This is an optional service offered to Tinder Plus users that costs an additional fee as a paid subscription.