Is It Worth Paying For Tinder?

Is It Worth Paying For Tinder?

Chloe Seaman
September 7, 2017

If you’ve browsed for apps lately, then you probably noticed that Tinder is now the highest grossing app on Apple’s App Store.

The dating app just released “Tinder Gold” last week, allowing “Tinder Plus” users to see who swiped right on their profile without swiping right back, and this feature is obviously giving Tinder users what they wanted.

You might be wondering if all of the “extras” of a paid subscription get you closer to finding the perfect match. Well, you shouldn’t get your hopes up. Relationships are more than algorithms. But it is possible.

In this post, we explain what it means to be a Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold member – with an explanation of all the features you get.

Tinder Plus

Tinder’s basic version of the dating app is free. Then there’s Tinder Plus, which costs $9.99 per month for users under 30 and $19.99 per month for users over 30.

With this price tag, you get:

  • Passport: This lets you change your location. It’s great for checking out people in a different area, but watch out for others who use this feature to fool their matches into thinking they live somewhere else.

  • Rewind: For those “Oops, didn’t mean to do that” or “What was I thinking?” moments. You can undo any swipe.

  • Unlimited Likes: Like people until your heart is content.

  • 5 Super Likes per day: You can “Super Like” someone to really get his or her attention. That person will see that you super-liked him or her before he or she decides which way to swipe. But you only get five per day.

  • 1 Boost per month: For 30 minutes, your profile goes to the top to be one of the most seen profiles in your area.

Tinder Gold

To have Tinder Gold, you need to be a Tinder Plus user. Tinder Gold costs $14.99 per month.

With Tinder Gold, comes the app’s latest feature (the one that’s pushed the app to the top of the charts). And it’s…

  • Likes You: Finally, you can see who likes you without swiping right back.

Paying More For The Possibility Of Love

While the extra features of Tinder Plus might increase your chances of finding someone special, there is the extra cost – which is double for users over 30.

When Tinder first announced its premium service in 2015, the news was met with some disapproving and skeptical reactions.

However, as it turns out, older users are more willing to pay for a chance at finding love.

According to Pew Research Center and IBISWorld, “People age 35 to 44 are more than twice as likely to pay for online dating as 18- to 24-year-olds.”

Just remember that it’s uncertain whether paying for a dating app is more effective than using a free one at finding you a long-term relationship or more compatible matches.

For some, the extra Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold features might just make the dating game more fun.

Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.