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The average user would generally spend about an hour and a half on the app each day.After transitioning from the clicking function Tinder initially used, Tinder became the first "swipe app", now a term to describe various apps that use swiping left or right to control what content the user sees in a browsing fashion.They later attended USC together and entered the Internet entrepreneurship field.Rad has stated that the impetus for the app 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 that a "double opt-in" system could be created to potentially alleviate that stress.As of November 11, 2015, Tinder's "Moments" feature had been retired.The Boost feature lets the user have the top profile in the area for thirty minutes.
In November 2016, Tinder introduced more options for users to select their gender.
Tinder is among the first "swiping apps", whose users employ a swiping motion to choose photos of other users, swiping right for potentially good matches and swiping left on a photo to move to the next one.
Rad and Mateen had known each other since they were 14.
Companion apps were being developed by different companies allowing users to, for example, use the user's heart rate to determine which direction to swipe instead of the user swiping with their hands.
The main companion site for Tinder has been Facebook, as Tinder users connect their Facebook profile to their Tinder accounts for verification and profile details.
Initially, instead of a swiping motion, users would click on either a green "heart" or red "X" to select or move on from the photos shown.