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Does Tinder Gold Show on your profile?

Posted by Jamie on October 1, 2018

It’s reader question time again here at TechJunkie and today it’s about Tinder Gold. The full question was actually four, but who’s counting? ‘What does Tinder Gold offer? Does Tinder Gold show on your profile? Will people know you use it? Is it worth the money?’ As we cover Tinder quite a bit, I thought these questions would make for a good article.

Tinder Gold was introduced in June 2017 as another premium service available to dating app users. It takes all those features made available in Tinder Plus, Passport, more Super Likes and a monthly boost and adds Likes You. This new feature is a shortcut that shows you instantly who has liked you on the app.

Rather than the mutual like being flagged when you swipe right on them, Likes You gives you a list of your ‘pending matches’ right away to save time, effort and swiping.

What does Tinder Gold offer?

As you now know, Tinder Gold offers the same unlimited likes, 5 Super Likes a day, 1 boost per month, Passport and the ability to rewind your last swipe. It also adds the Likes You feature.

Unlimited likes speaks for itself. You can swipe right as often as you like and will never run out of likes. Super Likes are for those situations when you really like the look of someone and want them to know it. Tinder Boost sends your profile to the top of the stack in the deck of your potential matches, increasing the chances of being chosen.

Passport widens your pool so you can interact with people further afield than where you are. Rewind is a very useful feature, probably the most useful, and allows you to undo an accidental swipe but only if you can trigger it fast enough.

The Tinder Gold feature Likes You lets you see who has swiped right on you already without you having to swipe on them first. You will see a Likes You page which will show you everyone who has swiped right on you. It’s the shortest of short cuts and has gone down very well indeed with users.

Does Tinder Gold show on your profile?

When you swipe right on someone in Likes You, there is a little gold heart that appears. This seems a bit of a giveaway that you’re using the paid option, so does Tinder Gold show anywhere on your profile or the app? No it does not. You are the only one who can tell you’re using Tinder Gold.

Will people know you use it?

This next question is kind of linked to the former but I will answer it anyway for the sake of completeness. As far as I know, there is no external notification to other Tinder users that you’re paying for Tinder Gold. They do not see the gold heart and do not know you’re using Likes Me instead of swiping normally. The only way they will know is if you tell them.

Is Tinder Gold worth the money?

Tinder Gold costs $5 more than Tinder Plus, totaling $14.99 a month. For that, Gold gives you a single feature in Likes You. That seems a little stingy given that Tinder Plus offers five main features.

Is it worth that five bucks? The answer depends on how you use Tinder. If you enjoy the process of swiping and the jeopardy of finding out if someone has swiped right on your or not then you shouldn’t use Tinder Gold. If you’re short of time, lazy, or playing the numbers game, Tinder Gold is worth it. For many for whom Tinder is a means to an  end, Tinder Gold is the best feature dating apps have ever introduced.

That said, if someone has swiped right on you already, they appear at the top of your stack anyway. It is in Tinder’s best interest to get you matched up so they have to do everything they can to help that happen. Even standard account users will see those who swiped right close to the top of their deck when they next log on. Arguably, Likes You just shortens that process a bit.

But this is the age of instant gratification and low patience. There’s nothing wrong with wanting it right now, but it does take some of the anticipation and enjoyment of the journey away. It also takes away the mundanity of swiping right on a ton of potential matches who didn’t do the same to you though. I guess the answer depends on whether you enjoy the journey or whether you just want to skip to the end.

Do you think Tinder Gold is worth the extra five bucks? Do you use it? Like it? Loathe it? Tell us about your experience below.

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