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Tinder subscription plans compared
If you want to try your luck, using Tinder for free can be a great way to pass the time. However, what if you want to get a bit more serious? You can essentially game the system by subscribing to Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, or Tinder Platinum. You can see who likes you, get unlimited likes, and match with other people easier. Let’s go over how much Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, and Tinder Platinum cost, as well as what you get by subscribing to each.
Tinder Plus costs $7.99 (1 month), $4.00 (6 months), or $2.67 (12 months) per month. Tinder Gold costs $24.99 (1 month), $12.50 (6 months), or $8.33 (12 months) per month. Tinder Platinum costs $29.99 (1 month), $15.00 (6 months), or $10.00 (12 months) per month.
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How much do Plus, Gold, and Platinum cost?
The first thing you must know about Tinder’s premium subscription model is that prices fluctuate. They vary based on location and currency — and Tinder can change their pricing model as they please. As such, the prices below are where things stand currently for Canada and the USA.
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Check your Tinder app to make sure the prices line up. If not, there’s a chance you live elsewhere.
What do you get with each subscription type?
Here’s what you get with Tinder Plus
Tinder Plus is the cheapest of the three subscription plans, coming in at $7.99 (1 month), $4.00 (6 months), or $2.67 (12 months) per month. In addition to the base experience you get as a free user, you also get:
- Unlimited likes (or being able to swipe right or left as many times as you please)
- Unlimited rewinds (or being able to go back to a profile that you swiped left on)
- Tinder Passport access (or being able to change your location so you can swipe anywhere in the world)
- No advertisements
The primary reason you’d go for Tinder Plus is for the unlimited likes. The other features are fine. However, you don’t get any Super Likes or Boosts, and you can’t see who likes you. These are features reserved for the higher tier subscriptions.
Here’s what you get with Tinder Gold
Tinder Gold is the more popular of the three options. It costs $24.99 (1 month), $12.50 (6 months), or $8.33 (12 months) per month. In addition to unlimited likes, unlimited rewinds, Tinder Passport, and advertisement removal, you also get:
- 5 Super Likes per week
- 1 Boost per month
- The ability to see who liked you
- New Top Picks daily
This is probably what they were aiming for with a base subscription; however, they undercut that with Tinder Plus and made Tinder Gold the mid-tier option. To decide whether it’s worth it, you must decide how much monthly value you see in Super Likes, Boosts, and the ability to instantly match with people who like you.
Here’s what you get with Tinder Platinum
Tinder Platinum is Tinder’s option for enthusiasts or extreme users. It costs $29.99 (1 month), $15.00 (6 months), or $10.00 (12 months) per month. In addition to unlimited likes, unlimited rewinds, Tinder Passport, advertisement removal, five weekly Super Likes, one monthly Boost, the ability to see who liked you, and new Top Picks daily, you also get:
- The ability to message before matching
- Like prioritization
- The ability to see who liked over the previous seven days
This is a little bit overkill, but — at least in the US — it’s not much more expensive than Tinder Gold. The deciding factors will be the exclusives: how often will you want to message before matching, and will you really need to see who you’ve liked over the last seven days?
Like prioritization works like this: if you like someone, your profile will appear in their Tinder feed earlier than other random people.
Is paying for Tinder worth it?
No, paying for Tinder is not worth it.
I am not an avid dating app user, so this may just be my opinion — but, in general, Tinder’s subscription model isn’t fair. With their old subscription model, Tinder Plus users got Super Likes and a monthly Boost. These benefits were subsequently taken away and made exclusive to Gold and Platinum.
Gold and Platinum users used to be able to Super Like people five times a day for free. However, Tinder changed this to a weekly benefit instead.
Herein lies the issue — legacy users weren’t affected by the update. If you subscribed to Tinder Plus, Gold, or Platinum before the changes, you’d still receive those initial benefits if you didn’t cancel. New subscribers are simply getting less for what they’re paying for compared to those who subscribed before, making it easy for older subscribers to take advantage of extra add-ons.
In-app purchases and feature monetization is the way the mobile market works. However, there are just too many red flags here to justify purchasing a Tinder subscription in 2022. The platform is entirely usable for free, and the added features aren’t worth paying for — unless you’re someone that really can’t live without them.