When you're using it at home or anywhere where there aren't tons of matches nearby, the AR is more awkward than a more traditional interface.
It makes more sense in a busy open space or at an event where many people are interested in mingling in real time — like a concert or a beach.
They then have to like you back before anything else happens in the app, like having the option to chat — though clearly you can also just decide to meet IRL right then and there.
There's also a feature that lets you move yourself on the map to a different location and view potential matches there — though people can see that you're not actually there and are just scoping out the scene. If you see someone you're interested in, you can scan them and the app will tell you whether they're an active user. Sort of — though there's always the risk you'll get caught scanning and come off like a creep.
(You can turn off the facial recognition feature, too.) But as with anything that gives away your location, things can get kind of weird privacy-wise.The geotargeting isn’t ultra precise, so they sort of hover over the general area where someone is.