Tinder began as a fledgling idea under another name, Match Box.
Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are both interested.
Every time you open Tinder, you’ll immediately see new, interesting people nearby, along with friends or interests you have in common. Swipe right to like or left to pass on each person’s profile. All swipes are anonymous. No one will ever know you’ve passed on their profile. Only once you’ve both swiped right on each other will your newfound match be revealed.