Definition of swipe right (or left) in English:

swipe right (or left)


  • (on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone attractive (or unattractive) by moving one's finger to the right (or left) across an image of them on a touchscreen.

    ‘I swiped right, but sadly for me, she swiped left’
    ‘are elephants more likely to ‘swipe right’ when they see mates with longer trunks?’
    • ‘He hasn't come up yet, but when he does, I'm swiping right.’
    • ‘Erin met her boyfriend when they both swiped right.’
    • ‘I might need to start swiping left on Tinder a little more.’
    • ‘Watching friends bent over their smartphone swiping left or right on Tinder and sending racy Snapchat photos with flirty captions has left me thinking that romance is dead.’
    • ‘So, on a whim, I downloaded Tinder, quickly created a profile, set my search radius to within 5km, and started swiping right on everyone who seemed like-minded.’
    • ‘He swiped right on Grace and started messaging her.’