Tinder is great app for matching with real people, but equally a terrible app because you have to sift through dozens upon dozens of bots to get there. Tinder does not care that there are a ridiculous amount of bots on the app, because if they did, they would make verification MANDATORY. Not only are there dozens upon dozens of bots named Kimberly, which like other reviewers have stated point to a Snapchat account and then unmatch you after a certain interval of time, there are many accounts that straight up try to scam you.
Through pure curiosity I have found about 4 different scam types on the app:
1) The Kimberly: The “current” iteration, as in over the last few months it’s been Cindy, Emma, Stacy, Lexi, sara (specifically lower case). If I see these names, I swipe right.
2) The google phone scam. This bot/scammer asks you to “send them your phone number bcz there’s a lot of fake profiles”. IF you go through with this, and send them the code they ask for, you can literally have your phone number hijacked.
4) Prostitution. This isn’t really a scam, necessarily, but the platform is riddled with either real/fake prostitutes that link you to their Snap.
These issues are typically found by men as they make up probably 50:1 men:women on the app. The scammers are manipulating the core base.
I have contacted Tinder about these issues only for them to tell me to report all bots when I see them. The time to task on doing that is about 10-15 seconds. If I reported every bot I saw I would be on the app for hours just reporting bots. I have shared this info with Tinder only to receive nothing in return.
Please for the love of god, Tinder, please fix the issues. I know that Tinder makes up 60% of the $2.1 Billion in profits for Match Group (2019) and Match Group also owns other great dating apps like Hinge and OKCupid, y’all definitely have some cash to spend the time to fix these issues.
Do your job, make the app better and safer for your users.
Tinder is the absolute worst now. Their whoever is apart of their coding and development team needs to be fired and tinder needs a rebrand.
I was using tinder previously and I had to delete it for awhile because the app was unusable. It was unstable and constantly crashing. I couldn’t scroll through my messages without my screen getting locked up and the app crashing back to the home screen.
A week or so ago. I decided to give it another try.
Tinder has an rogue algorithm and they’ll ban you at the drop of a hat without any appeals process or notice of ban. I downloaded this app days ago, in the matter of days almost 1000 people swiped right on me, however for some reason,
I can’t get any matches or receive responses from the matches I gotten the moment I set up my account.
I’m so over it. #canceltinder
Have had tinder for almost a year, was pleased with it but without warning or any reason as I had no bad experiences with anyone on the app, I was banned. Haven’t had it more then a couple days since going back on from a short relationship Without explanation either as to why. I haven’t been disrespectful at all and haven’t been mean in anyway to anyone I matched with. And it also states that even though I am banned I still have to end the subscription myself and make it difficult to do so as I don’t own a computer. There’s no investigation at all and no help to the customer. But still gladly take my money and i can’t figure out how to stop it. Have no care at all for customers. And reading reviews they only reply to select complaints. Any complaints about being banned haven’t gotten a response from tinder.
I was banned from tinder for quite literally no reason. i don’t use it often except to randomly check my likes every now and then. found out today i was banned which i’m not sure why as i haven’t been on in weeks. i pay for tinder gold as well so no notification and you guys don’t automatically cancel means i’ve probably paid for a month at least of something that has no use to me. not sure why someone who’s had tinder for over a year perfectly fine would he banned out of the blue when i don’t even use the app. the only thing i could understand is the fact i have my other socials in my bio or that i’m taken which makes no sense. i use tinder for friends since i just moved and so do several others. no appeal and probably don’t bother to check and see if someone actually violates terms. good job tinder
Paid users beware. When Tinder is running a push to get people to buy it’s Gold program, one of the key features of Plus, “only show me to people I like” doesn’t work. You’ll still be shown to anyone using the app, who can then add you as a free “top pick” each day. They can see your entire profile. This is a privacy concern for anyone not wanting full visibility to any user of the app - like coworkers. Tinder was no help with this problem, offering solutions like, “log in and log out!,” not reading my emails to them, or claiming it must be user error on my end. This is very disappointing because I used to like Tinder Plus....and, of course, my six month membership was re-upped right before Tinder started its push to get people to buy Gold, and not giving AF about the privacy of its Plus users.
I have been using tinder on and off for about 3 years now, with quite a bit of matches and enjoyed meeting and talking to people in my area. I log in the other day and find that my account has been indefinitely banned for... no clear reason? My profile was really PG at most, no history of inappropriate conversations, and I usually would move from the app to other methods of conversation if I met someone I enjoyed talking to. I cannot get ahold of anyone from support to give me any clear reason as to why I would suddenly have my tinder privileges revoked, but I’m really irritated with the support process and auto moderators. If you want people to use your app, make it an enjoyable and reliable experience.
In both forms that people who like you are limited and the amount of likes you now get are EXTREMELY limited. It almost feels like you have 10 right swipes before you “run out of likes” and are advertised this B.S. tinder gold crap. Greedy cuhnts have made the app not worth using anymore as its full of bots and crap mechanics. This app was good before Tinder realized they’re failing then try their hardest to force you to pay to use this app in order to see any results. A sinking ship reaching up in the air trying to grab as many wallets of the consumers as they can before they drown in their own failed business expenditure. The Gamestop of dating apps. Trash ♻️♻️♻️
I got ban for no apparent reason. Had tinder off and on for 3 years. I met a few women off here so the app is pretty good in meeting women but there also a lot of fake profiles.Paid for the $9.99 or $4.99 maybe twice. Finally paid for the $14.99 subscriptions this time because I wanted to see what happens and now I’m ban. I sent a email to see why I got ban and got a email saying this is the reason they ban people but they never told me why I was block though.Never had a bad Encounter with any female or wrote nothing crazy to any female. So this is crazy and I see why people dislike tinder now. Because they will take your money and ban you for no reason.
Seriously, the devs know what they’re doing. Have fake profiles like yours so you’re tempted to pay $30 a month to see what bot liked you. Don’t play dumb with me, Tinder. This is laughable. My first chat started with my opener. The response was “that’s an original opener! Lol. Can I ask you a question?” I said sure and “her” response was, “what are you looking for to get out of this app?” Like come on, now you’re data mining me? I asked if she was a bot and lo and behold, the conversation disappeared. This is embarrassing. Your blatant cash grabbing tactics and treatment of the consumer is predatory at best.
All this app is , is bots.
Within one minute of matching...
Sends you their Snapchat contact card.
I can’t believe you’d pay money for this.
And then you try to report a user as a bot, ‘Reported’, ‘Unmatching’, spinny spinny... spinny spinny... okay 3 minutes later force close.
I feel like they should pay us for reporting the bots because they clearly can’t keep them out. No, I don’t want to be solicited by prostitutes, I don’t want to pay for nudes, and I don’t want to pay for an escort or a massage. Seriously, use some machine learning to clean up the app... this thing is a joke.