It’s no secret that it can be pretty difficult to meet a potential partner in real life, unfortunately it’s not always like the movies.
As such, more and more people are meeting on dating apps like Tinder.
But after swiping right, making a match and coupling up, how can you tell if they’re still looking at other people’s profiles or if their dating app days are well and truly over?
A woman has gone viral on TikTok for sharing a top tip to help you figure out if your girlfriend or boyfriend is still using Tinder regularly.
TikTok user @trinniiitty shared a public service announcement for all her followers, which she captioned: “Spreading some knowledge.”
In the clip, which has since been viewed more than 2.4 million times, she claims that Tinder profiles don’t often appear on the app if they’ve been inactive for a long period of time.
So according to her, if your pal tells you they’ve seen your partner’s profile on the app recently – it’s likely they’ve been swiping left and right.
Trinity said in the video: “Just a PSA, if they’re like ‘oh yeah that’s an old Tinder account they saw, I deleted the app a long time ago.’
“Tinder only shows profiles that have been active within seven days…”
Tinder have shared more information about how their matching algorithms work in a blog post that confirms they do prioritise matches that are active on the app.
It reads: “We prioritize potential matches who are active, and active at the same time.
“We don’t want to waste your time showing you profiles of inactive members.
“We want you chatting and meeting IRL.”
Despite all this, it seems there is a slight flaw with the PSA.
As someone else pointed out in the comments of the TikTok, there is one way people might sometimes come across an inactive profile – if they’ve swiped through all of the active profiles in the area.
They explained: “This isn’t entirely true, if someone is swiping A LOT they can hit inactive profiles eventually.”
So it seems it really all depends on how often the person who saw your partner’s account has been using Tinder and how many people they’ve swiped through.
Definitely worth an honest chat with your significant other if you’re concerned!
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