A swipe right with your finger will like a profile; a swipe left will pass them. It's a location-based social search service using information from Facebook profiles. Tinder is a smartphone app that launched in A swipe right with your finger will like a profile; a swipe left will pass them. Hobart Coming across your neighbour or your cousins is a hazard of using Tinder in Hobart, a researcher has found, but the app is broadening people's intimate lives. The app shows you users within a certain radius of where you are and within criteria you select age range, gender. Women more in control on Tinder than men While sex was a motivating factor for many of the users, particularly males, Ms Newett found it did not always go how they would have liked.