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Tuesday App Review: Have You Tried The New Dating App Tinder?

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Think Ok!Cupid, E Harmony on the go. But much more compact, convenient and accessible.

Tinder is the new wildly popular dating  app that is etched with the superficial appeal of everything you need to partner pick. As long as you don't mind a hub negated of displaying your personal interests, hobbies or even standards. It's just not that kind of app.

The city is raving with success stories floating around about the ability to find true love through Tinder. Well, after hearing these alleged "happily ever afters," I decided to connect to the free digital dating service to check it out for myself. Flip to the next page to check out my review and grades.

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First logging onto Tinder, you'll be bummed automatically by the apps partnership with Facebook. Every picture is linked to your prehistoric Facebook account. Good news for those who continue to use FB actively, and not such a great idea if you haven't uploaded a pic since high school. Your options are limited; Tinder doesn't permit any of your pre-stored selfies or Instagram pics. Definitely a bit of a struggle to have to settle with posting our best throwbacks.

Picture Uploads: C-

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Chances are you haven't stumbled upon a more shallow, superficial dating app yet. Tinder doesn't welcome any updates or personal notes about yourself. Essentially, the guy scrolling through your pics is judging you solely off of your looks (similar to being picked out in a bar or a party). There is a lot of pressure to capture six perfect pictures to best represent you; nothing too crazy, or too sexy. Since you can't back up an image with words, perception of a pic plays a big role as to whether a guy likes you or not. You both have the option to reject or accept a match which is the only time you can connect with him. It's a two way operation and both parties have to be interested.

When the "It's A Match!" icon jumps across your screen—a message will appear indicating that the two of you can chat. It can be an instant ego boost.

Being Able To Connect On A Personal Level: C 

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Before downloading the app, you have to be 100% into dating all types of guys; because that's exactly what it provides—a colorful palette of men. To be honest, for every 30 non black men, you'll come across just one. And he's not the 6 foot Morris Chestnutt type either. On average, he's a little underwhelming in looks, or is modeling alongside either a newborn or a suggestible ex. Black men aren't the main attraction to this site as of now, but there are still an array of cuties.

The great part? If you dislike someone, they'll never know.

Great opportunity to try new people and venture outside of your confined dating box.

Sexy Man Candy: B+

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Conveniently, this dating app lets you know just how far or how frightening close you are to each of the guys you're checking out. I was matched with a guy that lives exactly one mile from me. Creepy? Yes. but a great idea for filtering out travel time and commuting for a hookup. Double perfect if trains, buses and catching flights aren't your thing.

The app scans the area using the preferences set by you in the settings tab. Preferences include the distance from a 5-mile to a 50-mile radius, along with selecting the age and gender you’re interested in.

Accessibility Grade: A+

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