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How To Develop A Dating App Like Tinder In UAE
04 Mar 2021

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How To Develop A Dating App Like Tinder In UAE

Tinder has taken the online dating game to unprecedented heights. The words “Tinder” and “Online dating” go hand in hand. Tinder is the go to app for online hookups.

Tinder’s immense popularity has resulted in us getting questions like, “What is the development cost of an online dating app like Tinder?” or “How to develop a dating app like Tinder?”

So in this article, we are going to share everything you need to know about the development process and cost of an online dating app like Tinder in Dubai. 

Let us know a bit more about the app first.


What is Tinder?

What is Tinder?

Tinder is a geosocial dating app that allows you to match with users by anonymously swiping profiles left (dislike) or right (like) on the basis of their photo, bio, and common interests.  Upon matching, the two users can exchange messages.

This is the basic premise of the app’s functionality.  The app was launched by Sean Rad of Hatch Labs in 2012. Tinder became one of the fastest growing apps and by 2014, the app was registering about one billion swipes per day.

Tinder won the Crunchie award for the “Best New Startup of 2013” due to its quick rise in popularity. It was among the top 25 social networking apps at that time and was producing about 12 million matches per day. 

Tinder continuously improved the usability and functionality of the app, which was evident through features such as reversing rejections, a feature introduced in 2015. Users could go back and re-swipe the previously rejected profiles, something that wasn’t possible before. Another innovative feature introduced was the Super Like option. 

This feature allowed users to Super Like a profile, which made it 3 times more likely for users to match than a standard swipe. Free users could Super Like a profile once every 24 hours while premium users could use this feature 5 times per day. 

In 2016, Tinder introduced a Boost functionality for users that allowed them to boost their profiles for 30 minutes. This boost would increase their visibility by up to 10 times. 

In 2017, Tinder launched Tinder Gold, a member only service that offered all the premium features - unlimited likes, Super Like, Boost, Passport, Rewind, and other features.

By 2018, Tinder had over 3.7 million paid subscribers and this figure skyrocketed to 5.2 million paid subscribers in 2019. It became the highest grossing non-game app, beating Netflix in in-app revenue. 

Tinder initially required a Facebook login, but since August 2019, users were able to sign up using their mobile number. Currently, the app has over 6.6 million subscribers globally, being the most popular dating app by far. In total, the app has 57 million users worldwide, used in 190 countries, and available in over 40 languages. 

The app gets over 1.6 billion swipes per day,  and over 20 billion matches have been recorded since launch. Tinder is valued at over $10 billion and it continues to grow. Due to early entry in the market, regular introduction of innovative features, and excellent promotion and marketing, Tinder remains to be the most popular dating app.

The cost to develop an app like Tinder in Dubai will be covered in a later section, but first, we will cover the main features required in a dating app like Tinder.


Features required in a dating app like Tinder

Everyone knows the exciting swipe feature of Tinder,  swipe left to reject and swipe right to like, and if the user likes you back, you connect with them.  However, Tinder is more than just that. There are many more features that we will cover in this section.

Login via social media

Login via social media

Users should be able to login via social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. This makes signing in easier and also authenticates the app further.



Tinder makes the most of geolocation features. The app employs geolocation to find interest based matches. Tinder takes note of the social spots that the users prefer to frequent. 



The main premise of a dating app is to help users match with their perfect partner. The matching is not random and there is an algorithm in place.  The algorithm uses a scoring system to rank users on attractiveness. 

This is determined by how many people swiped right or left for a user. More right swipes mean the person is deemed more attractive. A user is shown profiles of users with a similar score to enable a better matching system.

User profile

Users should be able to set up their dating profiles that allow them to enter their age, gender, preferences, bio, location, interests, etc. which enables Tinder to help match users with similar interests.

Private messaging

private messaging

Once two users like each other’s profiles, they should be able to connect and text each other privately. 

Push notifications

Users must get push notifications once they get matched, or get any private message. 

Search filters

Search filters

The users should be able to set filters on the app to set their preferences on profiles that the app recommends to them. This includes filters like location, age, gender, distance, etc. 



Users must be able to block a profile if they feel harassed and are no longer interested in communicating with them. 

Development cost of a dating app like Tinder

Development cost of a dating app like Tinder

Development cost to make a dating app like Tinder in Dubai lies between AED 35000 to AED 50000. We can make your app at a very much affordable price adjusting your budget.  But if you have detailed requirements for your app, we can give you the exact figure about the app’s cost. Our expert mobile app developers in Dubai are committed to providing cost-effective mobile app solutions that generate more revenue for our clients.

That being said, there are some factors that influence the development cost of an app. This includes:

  • Type and size of the app
  • The platforms and devices
  • Design of the app
  • Features and functionalities of the app
  • Size of the development team
  • Degree of maintenance required
  • Tools and technologies required in the development process

The advancement timetable for the sketched-out highlights along with the application will not take more than 8-12 weeks for an android, iOS application, or a website. If your goal is to create the next chart buster for a dating app, then call us today. Our expert team will listen to you and help your business create an outstanding and scalable app. Hire us for your dream on-demand mobile application now, by choosing us as your technology partner.


Royex Technologies has been in the business since 2013 and has competent team members who have been developing projects for more than 300 clients to date, all over the world. We’re one of the best mobile app developers in Dubai, you can check our website and portfolio to see our previous works. Contact us via email at or call us on +971566027916 with your requirements, only then we can tell you the development cost precisely. 

About the Author

Shams Mohammed

Shams Mohammed works as a Digital Marketer for Royex Technologies. He has over 5 years of experience as digital marketer with special focus on lead generation and brand awareness. He has undertaken several projects and delivered them successfully and wishes to continue developing and growing as a successful Digital Marketer.

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