free hit counters

Tinder confirmed it has been calculating your ‘desirability’


Would you want to know how desirable Tinder thinks you are?

tips for using Tinder moments

Turns out that women in your Tinder feed make their way onto your phone’s screen based on something more than geography. Tinder recently confirmed that they have an algorithm that shows you potential matches based on ‘desirability.’ But the app doesn’t tell users how the algorithm rates them.

Here’s a little bit of an explanation as to how the rankings work, according to an interview The Verge conducted with one of Tinder’s founders:

Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, tells Fast Company that there’s at least some level of complexity to the scoring system. “It’s not just how many people swipe right on you,” he says. “It’s very complicated. It took us two and a half months just to build the algorithm because a lot of factors go into it.”

A Tinder data analyst describes a bit of its inner workings, suggesting that a person’s desirability rating goes up more when someone with a high rating gives them an approving swipe than when someone with a low rating does. The analyst compares it to the ranking system used in Warcraft. “Whenever you play somebody with a really high score, you end up gaining more points than if you played someone with a lower score,” he says.

Sounds a little like Google’s algorithm that determines page rank. It also sounds like Tinder is actually pretty similar to another dating app called The Grade, which, unlike Tinder, allows users to see what their ratings are.

Reaction on social media was mostly ambivalent:

With so many dating apps making changes to become more and more like one another, maybe Tinder will one day publicize users’ ratings that the algorithm churns out.

About Luke Harold

Luke Harold is a journalist who has written for publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer and Orange County Register.

Simple Trick Tells You if a Girl Wants You to Kiss Her

Do girls leave you confused as to whether or not they like you?

Let's face it.  Girl's don't make it easy for you.  She will often send mixed signals leaving you unable to tell if she is being friendly or flirty.  If you read her signals wrong you risk rejection and embarrassment. Or worse, you blow it with a girl who wanted to kiss you.

Here is a simple and innocent move that will instantly tell you if you're in the friend zone, or if she's waiting for you to kiss her.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login


Never Run Out of Things to Say to Women Again

  • Conversation Games That Create Attraction
  • The Secret to Making “Small Talk” Sexier
  • How to Make Her Laugh (and make her want you)
  • 3 Tricks to Avoid Awkward Silences

Yes... You Can
HAVE My Collection
of Word-for-Word Conversations with Women Report
(you get the PDF Report + Full Audio Training)

* This is a FREE service and no credit card required.