Can Tinder be used without Facebook or is Facebook required to sign up for the popular online dating Tinder app? I’ll walk you through tips to get around syncing the Tinder Facebook apps.
Tinder is a popular app based dating service where people either swipe right for yes or swipe left for no on whether they like someone. The basis is that you link your Facebook account with Tinder and Tinder pulls in your Facebook profile pictures to use as your Tinder pics.
Is Tinder Without Facebook Possible?
Currently, there is no Tinder without Facebook login option mainly due to quality control. Syncing Tinder with Facebook allows Tinder to verify firs that it’s a real account, that you’re an actual person and to match interests, etc.
On the privacy note, make sure you’re ok with Tinder syncing to Facebook. The Tinder app gets full access to your Facebook account but promises to never post on your Facebook account.
Tips to enable Tinder without Facebook
Here are some tips to curb how much information Tinder accesses on your Facebook account.
1. Create a fake Facebook account with your real photo and interests, and an alternate name. That way people will see your real photo but Tinder doesn’t have access to your entire Facebook account. You can put as limited or as much information as you want but the great thing is you can readily moderate all information.
2. Increase your privacy settings on Facebook to make your profile unsearchable. It may be easy enough to see what city you live in, your name, and your profile picture to find you on Facebook. This becomes more easy if you have an unusual first name, live in a smaller city, or have unusual interests.
Make sure you try to keep Tinder without Facebook friends interaction. You don’t want someone to find you that you’d rather not talk with.
Another note on Tinder privacy is that since you can’t get Tinder without Facebook, Tinder has a ton of information about you, which they sell to third party vendors apparently. So it’s best to be restrictive on your use of apps syncing with Facebook.
The magic of Tinder is rooted in a very simple concept. Think about it. You’re at a mixer, or a bar, or in class, whatever. You see a guy/girl you don’t know and you have a chance to meet and talk to him/her. Fresh slate and all. Well the first thing and only thing you have to go on to make a decision on whether or not you want to approach that person or respond when/if they approach you is how they look. Tinder takes pictures from your phone or from Twitter or Facebook (it’s your choice) and creates a profile for you. It’s a simple one meant to break the ice and prompts you to do all of the work as far as communicating with the new friend/lover. It’s fun and quick and safe. Everyone loves it!
Know of any other ways to use Tinder without Facebook? If so, let us know below!