Tap the “matches” option to browse, which, oddly, does not show you the people you’ve matched with but rather the people you could potentially match with.
If that interface is too chaotic for you, tap the “quickmatch” option, which restricts the results to photos only.
With that out of the way, you’ll be able to start seeing who’s in your area.
You can favorite people if you want to speak to them later or just really like them, and you can even browse other locations — perfect if you’re heading somewhere else for the weekend, or want to make some new friends before a big move.
If something goes wrong, it’s also easy to report or block accounts — though there are a limited number of blocks for free users, which is a serious turn-off. Free users only get to see 100 profiles in their area and are limited in other parts of the app too.
If you want to lift those limits, then there are two subscriptions you can take out.
It’s easy to message people — just tap the messaging icon on their profile — and there are large, high-quality pictures too, so you have a good idea of who you’re meeting up with.