Does Tinder Gold Show On Your Profile?
If you’re someone who lives any part of your life online, and if you’re looking for a mate or a date, then you are probably on Tinder. The incredibly popular dating app has only been around since 2012, but it seems like everyone you’ve ever dated (or ever will date) is on the site. Whether you are just looking for friends of the interesting sex, a date for tonight, a hookup for right now, or a partner for life, Tinder has someone to offer you. And let’s face it, the swiping makes it all feel like a game, and the occasional match sends a great thrill of adrenaline down our spines no matter how many times it happens.
People who get serious about their Tinder life often end up upgrading from the base service to one of the higher levels, like Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold. (You can read a full breakdown of what the various levels of Tinder give you in this TechJunkie overview article.) Tinder Gold was first introduced in June 2017 as another premium service available to dating app users, and it’s currently the highest publicly-available tier of Tinder. Basically Tinder Gold takes the services of Tinder Plus (Passport, more SuperLikes, a free monthly Boost) and adds the ability to know instantly what users have liked you. Rather than you having to scroll through hundreds of pictures liking people, you can just wait and see who swipes right on you and then decide whether or not to instantly match with them. It’s a great feature and in my opinion well worth the money, at least for male users of the service.
What Does Tinder Gold Offer?
Tinder Gold offers you unlimited likes, one free Boost per month, the Passport feature (allowing you to change your location directly within Tinder instead of having to hack around with your operating system on your phone), five free Super Likes per day, the ability to rewind swipes, the ability to change your age, and the Likes You feature. (You can see an updated list of these features in this TechJunkie article.)
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 just where you live. Rewind is a very useful feature, probably the most useful, and allows you to undo an accidental swipe if you rewind before going on to the next person.
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?
The big question everyone asks: can other users see that you have Tinder Gold? On your own version of the app, when you swipe right on someone on the Likes You page, a little gold heart appears by their profile. This has led people to wonder if this little gold heart is visible to the other person. The answer to that, thankfully, is no: you are the only one who can tell you’re using Tinder Gold by direct means.
However, that doesn’t rule out someone figuring out that you have Tinder Gold by indirect means. For example, if you use Passport and end up matching with someone in another city, and then that person finds out during a chat with you that you haven’t been to their city, then they are going to be aware that you must have Passport and are thus at least a Tinder Plus member. If someone matches with you when you say you are 35, and then later you change your age using Tinder Gold and now your profile says you’re 32, they are going to know that you must have Tinder Gold (or are a Time Lord), and they may have some interesting questions for you about subjects like personal honesty. So you need to be careful how you use the features of Tinder Gold if you really don’t want people knowing that you use it.
Many people also ask whether Tinder Gold is worth the five dollar a month extra charge. The answer depends on how you use Tinder, and honestly, on your gender. For those for whom Tinder is a means to an end, Tinder Gold is the best feature dating apps have ever introduced. For those who like the swiping process itself, it’s going to reduce the amount of time they spend doing that.
The Dirty Little Secret of Tinder Gold
Here’s a secret about Tinder that not many people know, and one that kind-of sort-of duplicates the functionality of Tinder Gold:
If someone has swiped right on you already, they appear at the top of your stack anyway. That’s right, every time you log on to Tinder, if anyone has already swiped right on you, they will appear at the very top of your list. This doesn’t mean that the people who are at the top of your stack swiped right; it could be that nobody has. But you can get a lot of the benefit of Tinder Gold by giving those first few profiles extra consideration, because they might have already chosen you. If you swipe right on one of them and immediately match, then you know that they had already swiped right on you.
(If you’ve gotten Tinder Gold and realize you don’t want it anymore, you should read this article on how to cancel your Tinder Gold subscription.)
We’d like to hear about your experiences with Tinder, good and bad, as well as any tips or techniques you have for improving your experience on the app. Share them with us in the comments section!