This formula has been incredibly successful - with over 50 million users, Tinder has become a serious contender in the online dating world.
Until recently, one of the biggest draws to Tinder was that it was completely free.
Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place.
We spent some time doing some research on the best free alternatives to Tinder currently on the market - the classics, the copy-cats and the creative - because at some point, we're all going to run out of right swipes and need another app to turn to!
These apps put their own spin on the idea of mobile dating, as both focus on the importance of an eventual in-person connection rather than online messaging.
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Join Now Free and Meet Bangalore girls at online dating website Quack Quack!Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating.Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users - using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.Profiles consist only of a first name, an age, a 500-character description, and up to six photos.If the user likes a profile they "swipe right" and if they don't, they "swipe left".The app only allows users to exchange messages if two users match by both swiping right on each other.