Tinder was founded by?Sean Rad, Jonathan Badeen, Justin Mateen, Joe Munoz, Alexa Mateen, Dinesh Moorjani, and Whitney Wolfe. Wolfe later left the company to start her own dating app, Bumble.
The app was originally designed as a chat device but most people today use it as a dating app. By swiping to the right, a user “likes” another user’s profile. When both parties “like” each other, they are able to chat. A swipe to the left is a “dislike”.? The app has proved to be so popular that within two years, the company stated it was registering 1 million swipes each day. Tinder is one of the first apps to use the swiping motion.
?In 2013, the company won the Best New App award by online site TechCrunch.?? The company stated that they had 10 million users as of 2014 and had an estimated annual revenue in 2018 of $800 million.
Since it’s inception in 2012, the app has been downloaded more than 100 million times. An estimated 79% of users are millennials.
The company introduced new emojis for 2019, which included people in wheelchairs, interracial couples, and people with service dogs.