The user can then contact the potential date using Tinder's messaging feature in the app.
While Tinder gathered a reputation early on as “hook-up” app, it's swiping feature has made it popular and it's used by an estimated 50 million people every day and is available in over 30 languages.
The online dating services all monitor suspicious activity and will delete a user's account if it is compromised or if it is being used for fraud or harm, however, they can't catch everyone, and it's important to be safe when using online dating.
Some common advice across is given by all the online dating services concerning safety.
While the vast majority of people in a marriage or long-term relationship still say they met their partner offline, rather than online, the proportion of Americans who are finding partners online is increasing and has doubled from 2005 to 2013 from 6% to 11%.
Online dating is one of many approaches to meeting people, but it's not the only one.
One benefit of online dating is that it's possible to find more people that you might meet during your daily activity.
There are dating sites for specific age groups, religious backgrounds, hobbies, sports, and age ranges.
Users can then make contact with a potential date using messaging or email services provided within the online dating service.
There are dozens of online dating services available.
Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
On her screen, images of men appeared and then disappeared to the left and right, depending on the direction in which she wiped.