Tinder first launched in 2012, and the concept behind it was simple: You’re more comfortable approaching someone when you already know that that person likes you too. While true, I personally think the relative anonymity of the internet helps a lot with that as well.
Anyway, whatever the cause, Tinder is huge today, with people reacting favorably to its ease of use, its iconic “swiping” system (right to like, left to dislike), and its use of networking with other popular social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Of course, what everyone loves even more than all of the app’s nifty features is the fact that it can get you laid with very little effort or bother. Hooking up on Tinder is the way of the 21st century.