How you can find Friends on Tinder
-Be clear in your profile that you are there to look for friends so everyone will know why you are there.
Post photos of you doing what you like it could be playing sports, mountain climbing, or cycling this way you can attract people who have the same likes as you.
Use the Tinder Social feature this is a great way to start as you might have a hard time finding friends on the regular page.
How to start a conversation on Tinder
Don’t wait for them to say something first, give them a good opener like a compliment about their likes, notice your similarities, or ask a question.
Bring the fun by sending GIFs, everyone loves it and clears the tone as well. According to an article from Business Insider (https://www.businessinsider.com/gifs-on-tinder-lead-to-more-responses-2016-3?IR=T) GIFs increase your chance of getting a response.
Introduce yourself, let them know about you but don’t focus too much on yourself, make them talk and you listen. People are more interested in themselves and if you listen to them you will be very likeable.
Mention something you both have done, if you both like trekking you can say “When was the last time you trekked, can you recommend a really good site?”. That would make an ongoing conversation since you are both interested in the topic.