How To See How Many Likes You Have on Tinder
When Tinder started, there was no limit to the number of profiles a user could swipe right on. Users quickly discovered that they could just swipe right on every profile. If it was a match, they would find out immediately; if it was not, the other person would never know.
But this decreased the usefulness of Tinder for everyone involved, so the company decided to put a stop to it. Now, likes are the de facto currency of Tinder. Free users have a finite amount of likes they can use – roughly 100 per 12-hour period (in this writer’s experience, 87). For users who are prone to abuse that number, Tinder has set an even lower limit. Subscribers to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold, however, pay for the right to have unlimited likes, all the time.
The bad news is that if you are a low-level, nonpaying Tinder user (like 99% of Tinder users), you will have no idea when the like cutoff will come. There is no countdown or daily allowance given to you. An alert like the one above will suddenly appear, and you will have no choice but to either shell out for Tinder Plus or wait 12 hours to get more likes. The only consolation is a convenient clock that shows you how long you have to wait until you can keep swiping right.
Just Keep Swiping
Thankfully, this should not often be a problem. If you are actually looking at each profile, you might swipe through 1,000 profiles before you like 100. Doing that takes a significant amount of time, and will probably get you through most of the profiles in your immediate area.
So hitting the upper limit should be an issue only if you live in a large city, or if you are one of the people who swipes right on every profile, just to play the numbers (or the curiosity) game. Even then, it’s not a big deal if you have a little patience. The only time it becomes an issue is when someone swipes right on you – and your hands are tied from swiping back for 12 hours.
Attraction is a fickle thing, and someone who swiped right on you now may be on a date with someone else in 12 hours. Even if that’s not the case, it might be all you can think about. If this is you, a subscription to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold may be in order.
Try Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus for Unlimited Swipes
Tinder Plus users get unlimited likes, so they have no such restrictions. They can swipe right all day long without running out. Tinder Gold users get unlimited likes, as well as something even better: They get to see who has liked them before liking them back. This is something of a head start for those people who want to maximize their productivity on the app and waste as little time as possible.
Where usually you would have to like someone and then be notified of a match, Tinder Gold users can see who has already liked them. They can then make an informed choice as to whether they want to match with them or not, before liking.
Use Super Likes to Make Sure Your Crush Sees You
Users who get Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold are usually after getting more likes on their profile. Unfortunately, neither upgrade gives more likes. But one way to get more likes – especially from profiles you really likes – is to use Super Likes.
Super Likes should be reserved for the fortunate few who you really likes the look of. They will see a notification that someone Super Liked them in their profile feed, but not who. As they swipe, they will see a blue star on your profile card. If they swipe right on them you, they will see a match screen saying ‘This person Super Liked you!’
Who likes who?
Unless you subscribe to Tinder Gold, you will never know who liked you until you like them. The app likes to keep that a secret to try to illicit a genuine response from you. It only really wants you to swipe right on someone you genuinely like the look of so as to increase the chances of your and Tinder’s success.
As mentioned above, if you pony up the cash for Tinder Gold, you can see a grid of users who have already liked you. This is the only way right now to see who liked you in any coherent way without being matched by swiping them too. It may be seen as an advantage, but it is only a time-saver – nothing more. If the person swiped right on you and you like the look of them, you will match anyway.
The advantage of Tinder Gold is that you can preview all those that have liked you and prioritize them over others, or prioritize the best of those who liked you other all the others who liked you. That is, if you’re fortunate enough to have multiple likes, of course!
If you’re an occasional Tinder user, the free account may be enough. If you live in a large metro area with lots of users or prefer to play the numbers game and swipe right on everyone, you will probably have to subscribe. Either way, likes are what make the Tinder world go ’round, so it’s useful to know exactly how they work.