Does Tinder Gold Show On Your Profile?

Posted by Robert Hayes on June 20, 2019

If you’re dating online, then the odds are high that you’re using Tinder, the incredibly popular dating app that’s grown to absolutely dominate the online dating scene since its release in 2012. People use Tinder to find true love, to find a date for tonight, and even just to make friends, but the app has something to offer just about everyone. The swiping action makes Tinder feel like a game, and when we get that match, the thrill of adrenaline that runs down our spines is very addictive.

If you get really serious about your Tinder life, you may end up upgrading from the base service to one of the higher levels, like Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold. (Check out this article about the various levels of premium Tinder service for more info.) Tinder Gold was first introduced in June 2017 and it’s currently the highest tier of Tinder that the general public can subscribe to. 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 hide your age and your distance, the ability to use 10 Top Picks per day, and the Likes You feature. (In this article, you can see an updated list of these features.)

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 lets you change your location to anywhere in the world, anytime you want, allowing you to interact with people further afield than just where you live. Rewind is a very useful feature that allows you to undo an accidental swipe if you rewind before going on to the next person. With the Top Picks feature, you can superlike up to 10 Top Picks per day for free.

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. If you’re a user in a major city, and particularly if you’re male, the Likes You feature can cut down your swiping time to seconds a day, while still giving you access to all the matches you can make.

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 (or at least Tinder Plus) 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 and your age isn’t displayed in the app, they are going to know that you must have at least Tinder Plus. Similarly, Tinder Plus subscribers can hide their distance from other users, so if the distance doesn’t show, you know the person is at least a Plus subscriber. 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.

Does it Matter?

One important question is, does it matter to other users whether you are using Tinder Gold or not? The fact is that it varies from person to person, and on what that person is looking for, and what you claim YOU are looking for. Here’s what I mean by that.

If you say that you are looking for a long-term relationship, but match dozens of people every week and date every night of the week, and never move past the first few dates into something more serious than a hookup, then other people are going to assume that you aren’t actually looking for that LTR. You’re just saying that you are, in order to make time with people who are also looking for that. We’re not here to judge you for that, but it’s a reality that if you’re saying one thing but doing another, people assume you’re dishonest.

People who use Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold generally tend to be people who are putting a lot of energy into their Tinder life. They’re dating a lot, or trying to. So if you are dating a lot, but presenting a facade that you aren’t, then letting people find out that you have Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold may be problematic. If you’re trying to conceal your usage of the premium services, then you need to do several things:

  • Don’t use the hide age / hide location features
  • Don’t use the Passport feature constantly to change your location and make connections with people from out of town
  • Don’t talk to your matches about all the Superlikes you’ve handed out or all the Top Picks you’ve met

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 the Likes You function of Tinder Gold:

If someone has swiped right on you already, they appear at (or near) 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 always 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 the Likes You feature 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!

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One thought on “Does Tinder Gold Show On Your Profile?”

Hanna Aase says:
There’s an error in this article I believe. In the “feed” you actually can see if people have Gold. It shows with a small icon in the “feed” when people update their photos/bios. (And I don’t have gold so it’s not something only I see as I see it on others) This was a fairly big shock to me too as I though as author did but you guys should look into it again.

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