#Dating App Terminology

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Have you ever looked at an online dating term and scratched your head, trying to guess what it means? Well, with us, you never have to do that. We’ve summarized the most important terms used on the #Dating platform, so nothing stands in your way of having a great experience!

What is a swipe?

When you slide a profile to the right or left, that’s a swipe. Swiping to the right means you are interested in them and, if they like you back, you can send them messages. Swiping to the left means you aren’t interested in them and you won’t be able to send them messages.

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What is a match?

When you slide a profile to the right or left, that’s a swipe. Swiping to the right means you are interested in them and, if they like you back, you can send them messages. Swiping to the left means you aren’t interested in them and you won’t be able to send them messages.

What are hashtags and how are they used?

Hashtags help you find better matches. You can use them to describe yourself on your profile, to show others what you’re interested in, or use them to filter your search for a match.

Messaging Center on #Dating

What is a chat?

A chat is a conversation with a match where you can exchange messages and pictures. It’s where you get to know them better and see if they are a good fit for you!

If you want to send messages to people before you’ve matched and boost your chances of them liking you back, you have the option to buy Wows. 1 Wow lets you send 1 message request to help you stand out from the crowd.

What is a #Dating profile?

Your profile is how others see you when they are on the Swipe page. You can use your profile to swipe, match, chat, play games and customize your info and search filters – all for free.

If you want to increase your chances of finding someone, you have the option to upgrade to Premium and get exclusive benefits like unlimited likes and undoing a swipe.

What is a profile pic and how should it look?

Your profile pics are the photos of you that others see on your profile. Combined with the info you’ve added to your profile, your profile pics help potential matches get to know you better.

We’ve got 3 tips on how to make good profile pics:

  • Show your face: Using a picture of your whole face is the best way to get matches. But if you’re shy, pictures of you in a hat, wearing sunglasses or looking away work too.
  • Use a full body shot: This is your chance to highlight your best features, like your long legs or broad shoulders.
  • Show your interests: Include a photo of you doing something you love, maybe with friends at a sports event or hiking with your dog.
  • No fake photos: Only use actual photos of you, and nothing that is too old or overly edited.
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My info screen on #Dating where users input details about themselves

What is My info and how does it help?

How tall are you? What languages do you speak? Answer these and more in the My info section. It’s the perfect way for you and your potential matches to get to know each other! Any info you add is shown on your profile to those who have answered the same question. The profiles you see when swiping and the people who see your profile are not affected.

What is This or That and how is it played?

Burgers or sushi? Cats or dogs? Play This or That to answer questions about your preferences and invite your matches to play too. It’s a great way to get to know them better and get your compatibility score!

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What is Photo Duel and how is it played?

Photo Duel is a game where you can see profile pictures from all over the world. You’ll see two random profile pictures and answer fun questions such as “Who would you like to get coffee with?”, then decide who wins! You’ll also see how others voted on your photos and get honest feedback on your profile pic.

What are International profiles?

By turning on the international profiles feature, you’ll get to see even more people and have even more fun! Learning a foreign language or have an international trip coming up? Awesome! Customize the countries you want to see and meet people from the countries you love.

What are the benefits of #Dating Premium?

#Dating Premium helps you get seen by more people and increases your chances of getting matches and messages! When you purchase #Dating Premium, you unlock exclusive benefits that make dating easier and more fun: swipe rewind, message highlight, unlimited likes and profile boost.

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What is a blind date?

Sometimes, when our algorithm detects a good match for you, it’ll automatically match you, creating a blind date! Then you can look at their profile, chat with them and see how you get on!

What is a Wow and how does it work?

When you see someone on the Swipe page that you want to chat with, you can send them a Wow and write a message to them. If they accept your request to chat, you’ll be matched and you can continue the conversation! 1 Wow = 1 message request.

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