From the moment the Internet as we know it today saw the light of day, people have been using it to meet online and connect with other people.
Whether we’re talking about selling someone a second-hand bundle of golf clubs or offering online lessons in Cantonese, it’d be safe to say that the curious nature of the World Wide Web allows for some pretty interesting concepts of human interaction to develop!
One of the things that took off like a forest fire on the Internet was the idea of websites offering the services of connecting people with the goal of finding a romantic relationship in mind! Nowadays, the various sites and apps with this purpose abound and there’s a plethora of opportunities to meet people online.
In this article, we’ll talk about Tinder– one of the most popular apps for this purpose currently in existence! If you’re looking for a date but can’t be bothered to go to your local club, log in to Tinder and start swiping left ‘n’ right!
To be more precise about our topic of the day, we’ll answer the curious question of – Does Tinder Allow for Couples to Join?
Alright, then folks here’s the deal!
Tinder’s Set o’ Rules (What You Can and Can’t Do on the Platform?)
While the whole point of Tinder is to provide a platform for flirting and meeting other people with the intent of possibly developing some sort of relationship with them, this doesn’t mean that you can do whatever you want on it. Here are some house rules put forth by the Tinder folks themselves:
No Nudity, No Sexual Content
Given the nature of the website itself, you might think that posting some photos where you’re at your sexiest is the way to go, but this is certainly not the case. In fact, Tinder prohibits any sort of nudity and sexually-provocative content, so to speak, as their goal is to keep the platform classy and neat.
So, do put your best foot forward when uploading the profile photo or some other content to the platform, but keep in mind that going overboard with wild imagery of your naked body will not be tolerated. (In fact, it will probably result in those photos being deleted by the Tinder folks themselves.)
Similarly to the majority of other social media networks and apps, Tinder has a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech. Any sort of racist, homophobic, or xenophobic remarks will probably result in a ban.
The goal is to keep the conversations interesting and flirty, so any behavior that might insult, intimidate, or otherwise be considered hurtful to the other party you’re chatting with is going to be harshly sanctioned. So, treat others the way you want to be treated and all is good.
Just as any overtly sexually-themed photos will be promptly removed from your profile, Tinder will also take action against any content that contains images of violence or any sort of graphic content that’s not appropriate for the website. Also, if you’re a hunter, and you want your potential partners to know about your hunting prowess, displaying the dead deer and bleeding mountain lions on your profile may not be the wisest idea.
Of course, you’re free to send such photos to someone personally if they’re interested, but for the sake of keeping the contents of your profile light and in the spirit of the community, try to avoid posting dead animals altogether.
This is a big point right here. In your interaction with other users, you have to be careful not to use any language that could be considered intimidating, threatening, privacy-invading or otherwise aggressive.
This also means that, while Tinder doesn’t really register if you’ve taken screenshots of someone else’s profile or your personal message history with them, posting these elsewhere on the Internet with the intent to expose the user’s personal information or otherwise deride them will be considered a breach of Tinder’s policy and could result in your account being suspended!
So, Can Couples Join the Platform?
The answer to this would be- sort of yes. Strictly technically speaking, there is no option to create an account where other people will immediately see you as a couple, but you can bypass this by optimizing your existing single personal account.
For example, if you want to let other users know you already have a partner but are looking for another person or couple to join in, you can write so in your profile description! (Tinder doesn’t really have a policy against this, so you don’t have to worry about getting banned if you decide to act like a couple on a single personal profile.)
Alright, that would be it, folks! You can’t really join the platform as a couple, but you can find your way around it. We hope you can make your profile reflect this and wish you plenty of luck!