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What does the gold heart mean on Tinder?

Staying gold can be rewarding — but it'll cost you.
March 9, 2023
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Harley Maranan / Android Authority

When it comes to matching with people, Tinder makes the process very easy. Everyone knows about swiping right and swiping up — however, in recent years, they’ve added a feature exclusive to Tinder Gold and Tinder Platinum that allows you to see who liked you. When these people are revealed, you have the option to like them back and immediately match with a gold heart. Let’s talk about what that gold heart means on Tinder.


A gold heart appears on someone's Tinder profile if you are a Tinder Gold subscriber and they like you. Likes You is a premium feature exclusive to Tinder Gold (and Platinum) that allows you to see who liked you. If you match with them using that feature, the conversation will be marked with a gold heart.


What does the gold heart mean on Tinder?

Gold hearts appear on Tinder whenever Tinder Gold’s Likes You feature is involved. If someone likes you and you are a Tinder Gold subscriber, their profile will have a gold heart on it. If you go to the Likes You tab and return someone’s like, your match will have a gold heart on it.

Some see it as a public display of seriousness when it comes to using the platform. A good amount of people use the app without taking things seriously, so gold hearts basically say you’re serious enough to buy the subscription. At the same time, it is quite indiscreet.

What is Tinder Gold?

Tinder Gold logo in app
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Tinder Gold is one of Tinder’s three premium subscriptions. It costs $24.99 (1 month)$12.50 (6 months), or $8.33 (12 months) per month.

With Tinder Gold, you get:

  • Unlimited likes
  • Unlimited rewinds
  • Tinder Passport
  • Advertisement removal
  • 5 Super Likes per week
  • 1 Boost per month
  • Likes You access
  • New Top Picks daily

The Likes You feature is where the gold hearts come in, as mentioned. Whether or not is worth it depends on how much value you place on that particular feature — and how active you are on the platform, period.