Even Tinder, as popular as it is, has to earn money somehow, right?

When it comes to various social media apps that are being developed in this day and age, the business principle seems to be roughly the same for all of them – Some part of it is free (Usually the initial deal.) and then once you find that you like that app and you want more of it, and that’s when they charge you.

You can get the ‘bare bones’ version for free and then if you want some additional features, you can opt for one of the packages the folks at Tinder came up with along the way. Want more exposure for your profile? Well, you’ve guessed it, there’s a price tag on it! (Which is all pretty fair, really. )

Now, while the short answer to this question is in the paragraph just above, we’d like to elaborate a bit on it and explain what some of the paid features get you! (If you’re interested in getting on board with them, of course.)

To put things into perspective, we’ll present the info we’ve gathered thus: 1) Bare Bones, Free Tinder, 2) Tinder Plus, and 3) Tinder Gold. The trio of packages you’ll want to know about if you’d like to be on top o’ your Tinder game!

1) ‘Bare Bones’ Version of Tinder

And by ‘bare bones’, we don’t mean to suggest the free version of this app is lacking in any way, shape, or form. It’s perfectly functional as it is, and among other things, it’s characterized by the following features (or concepts, rather):

Free to Download

First things first, the glorious dating app of Tinder is free to download and this is one of its strongest points. So, no matter how much money you have, as long as you have a Facebook profile, or indeed, a phone number, you can join in on the fun!

Tons of Users

Once you’ve made your profile, you’ll become a player in a sea of potential matches! Today, Tinder is estimated to have over 50 million regular users, which brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘plenty of fish in the sea’. (Seriously, just don’t post a bunch of selfies on your profile and you’re bound to find someone eventually!)


One of the most attractive prospects of Tinder is the fact that it’s just darn easy to use. Even if you’re illiterate, you can figure out how to let someone know if you like them or not. Swipe left- no deal, swipe right- and there’s a possibility some magic will happen down the road!

2) Tinder Plus

Representing the first tier of their advanced subscription deals, Tinder Plus is the regular Tinder’s big brother, so to speak. It comes with features you don’t have with just the basic version and it grants the user more exposure and a broader set of tools for finding someone interesting on the other side of the screen! Here are some of the Tinder Plus exclusive features:


Allows the user to re-swipe. What this practically means is that you can undo both the left and the right swipes if you have a change of heart along the way. This way, you can spare yourself some embarrassment in the worst case, and find the love of your life in the best case!

Unlimited Super Likes

So, super likes on Tinder are like really boosted right-swipes. It’s a way of letting someone know that you’re really interested in them! Now, this may seem creepy or desperate, but under the right sort of circumstances, it may mean you’ll get better chances of sealing the deal with the right person.

Monthly Boost

Previously only available on Tinder Gold, Monthly Boost is a feature that allows your profile to get ‘boosted’ for 30 minutes once a month. What this means is that during this glorious half an hour, you’ll get more exposure to your profile, so more people will be able to see it thus increasing the likelihood of a match!

3) Tinder Gold

The second and at the same time last tier of Tinder profiles comes in the shape of Tinder Gold- a package which has all the properties of Tinder Plus with one additional option that is exclusive to Tinder Gold:

‘Likes You’ Feature

Possibly the most interesting additional feature of them all. This ‘Likes You’ thing allows you to see who swiped right on your handsome mug, so you can pick and choose to your heart’s content the attractive people in that bunch! (Even though you maybe didn’t swipe them right yourself initially!)

So , there you have it, folks! Tinder is a free app with two additional levels you can gain access to by paying a monthly subscription fee. We hope you found this article helpful and wish you lots of luck in your Tinder-bound adventures!

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