The addictive nature of Tinder means it’s very easy to kill more time than you’d ever expect continually swiping left and right.

Never has the process of dating or finding a future partner been so therapeutic, compelling or damaging to your self-esteem. That doesn’t stop us though from coming back every day to see what the app has in store for us. 

Up until now, the whole ritual was just confined to the smartphones in our pocket. That has all changed with the introduction of the company’s newest feature: Tinder Online.

If the horrifying situation occurs that you cannot use your phone for whatever reason; be that a low battery, stuck in work or some sort of global catastrophe, you will now be able to swipe left and right on your desktop or laptop computer.

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Announcing the new feature in a recent blog post, the company said:

Let’s face it: not all places on earth have 4G. Some people can’t get bundled services, while others don’t have enough memory to support Tinder on their mobile phones. For all those who’ve ever been stuck in a lecture hall or had to endure an eight-hour workday without access to Tinder—this is for you.

Introducing Tinder Online: a fun, new web experience and your English professor’s worst nightmare. Mobile phones not allowed in class? Just fire up your laptop and swipe incognito. Cubicle life got you down? Now you can toggle between spreadsheets and Super Likes in a flash. “Not Enough Storage?”

Not a problem. Don’t let life get in the way of your Tinder game. With Tinder Online, you can swipe anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. And while the online experience is slightly more limited than the mobile app experience (for now), it’s still the Tinder you know and love.

The feature will likely add to the already massive popularity the app has in Ireland. Figures estimate that a whopping 50,000 people use the app every single day.

So next time you look around in a lecture hall to casually spy on what people are wasting their time with, don’t be surprised to see a few people using this.

The new feature is available to all users at

Daniel O’Connor