In our last lesson, we showed you how the matching process on Tinder works. Now, hopefully, you’ll be able to find a few matches on Tinder. But what do you do once Tinder matches you with someone? Well, then it’s time to break the ice by having a conversation with them, by sending messages back and forth.
How to message on Tinder
To message someone on Tinder, you have to be matched with that person. First, launch the app and log in. Tap the speech bubble icon to see your match list, and then tap the person whom you want to chat with. Tap in the box labelled “Message”, write what you want to say, and then tap the Send button.
Sounds pretty easy, right? It is, but we’ll give you specific instructions that show you what everything looks like anyways.
Turn on your mobile device, launch the app, and log in (our How to Set Up Tinder tutorial shows you how).
You will now see a list of people whom you’ve successfully matched with. “New Matches” are people whom you’ve matched with on Tinder, but haven’t sent a message to – or received a message from – yet. “Messages” shows your matches who have received at least one message from you, or have sent at least one message to you. The last message sent by either of you will be displayed beside the match’s name.
You can also tap inside the box labelled “Search Matches” and type in the name of a particular match to filter your match list as you type. (more…)