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Tinder is a dating app which is often called “fun” or “like a video game” as users swipe on their phone to “like” or “dislike” potential dates. Photo heavy, users can read profiles, but selections based on physical attraction remains a big component in the app’s success. Read our Tinder dating app review to find out more about this service.
The term “Tinder” is now in the collective mind of most daters and with good reason- it has over 50 million users per month. However, staying at the top is not always easy, even once success has been had.
While Tinder has generated much buzz and has collected a particular fan base amongst the young and hip (or those trying to be) since it was released in 2012, competitors have also struck new territory. Sites like Bumble have emerged, where women make the first contact. Meanwhile, OkCupid and Match have developed their own widely used apps.
Tinder Gold is an experiment manifest. After testing out the feature in Canada, the U.K., Germany, and Mexico, Tinder Gold has now been made available in the United States. What is it? A paid service, unlike one,’s already optional paid subscription. Used in addition to Tinder Plus (which allows swipe rewinds, no advertisements, and more profile control and geographic selection) Tinder Gold allows users to see who has already swiped “right.” For those out of the loop, a right swipe means “yes, interested”, which is how you find a profile on Tinder.
Tinder is already boasting statistics about the users who take advantage of Tinder Gold receiving 60% more likes than users without the feature. Whether you are looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right, or even “Mr. or Mrs. Right Now”, 60% more matches is nothing to scoff at. For a charge of $4.99, extra, on top of the Tinder Plus fee, those who are nervous about dating.
For an extra charge of $4.99, on top of the Tinder Plus fee, those who are nervous about dating through an app, worry about rejection, or haven’t had good results thus far, might well take advantage of the better odds. While some have gone as far as to call it first class swiping, it might be more realistic to call it “smart swiping.”
Drawbacks of Tinder Gold
Tinder Gold can sometimes be discouraging. If you are not impressed by those who have already swiped ‘yes’ for you, then this feature can seem irrelevant or even as if all the good matches are already taken.
As with other dating sites and apps, pricing is based on a tier. The longer you sign up for, the less it ends up costing you monthly.