Tinder might not be the most-used dating application on mobile phone when it comes to users, but in terms of popularity, it sure does have the most buzz surrounding it. The app has completely revolutionized the dating scene, with a focus on swiping profiles left and right to either match (or ‘like’) their profile or toss them away. If you match with another individual after you both swipe right, you can start a conversation and speak to another to find out each other’s interests, personalities, and set up a date or meetup. It’s pretty interesting stuff, bringing the idea of “dating” into the hyper-fast bustle of the 21st century, and though the app might not be for everyone, users under thirty have gone all-in on the app for their relationships and hookups.
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There is another type of swipe on Tinder though—the Super Like, which allows users to send a notification of their like to the match of their choice, gaining the user’s attention immediately without having to open the app and match with each other. Normal users get one Super Like per day, though you can get five free Super Likes per day by upgrading your service to Tinder Plus, a monthly subscription that offers a bunch of upgrades over the traditional Tinder service. You can also buy Super Likes à la carte through the app’s own store interface.
If you’re new to Tinder, Super Likes can seem really confusing or overwhelming. Even trying to find who has or hasn’t Super Liked you may seem confusing if you’re unsure of how the service works. The good news: it’s really easy to use Super Likes. Let’s take a look at how to find out who’s Super Liked you on Tinder, so you can stop stressing about the app and start getting back to your search for “the one.”
What Are Super Likes?
It’s good to know exactly what Super Likes are when you’re using Tinder, because if you’re new to the platform, it might seem confusing why anyone would want to use a Super Like in the first place. Super Likes were rolled out in 2015 to users, causing a huge stir among the userbase already on Tinder at the time. Effectively, instead of using Tinder as a way to meet people who have already matched with you (since you don’t know you have a match until you both swipe right on each other’s profiles) a Super Like allows you to bypass this, sending a notification to the Super Liked-user and giving them reason to view your profile with the knowledge you’ve already liked them.
Super Likes are performed one of two ways. While viewing profiles throughout the app, you typically swipe left or right on a profile to either pass or like a profile, respectively. The third option, a Super Like, is performed by a swipe-up, or by tapping on the star icon at the bottom of the app on both iOS and Android. While the swipe-up gesture is easily enough, it can often cause trouble on certain phones where a swipe-up gesture performs other actions, including opening Control Center on iOS, often leading to accidental Super Likes.
Tinder users tend to see these Super Likes in one of two ways. In one way, sending a Super Like to a user practically guarantees the other user will see your profile, since they’ll receive a notification you’ve Super Liked them. In the eyes of the user who receives the Super Like, it can feel really gratifying knowing that someone liked your profile enough to send you a Super Like, using their one-a-day limit on yourself. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to see Super Likes in a negative light. For one, some users see Super Liking as a needy, overblown way to get someone’s attention. It can come off as unappealing or unattractive, especially if you follow a Super Like with some form of harassment or a bland conversation. Other users might see the Super Like as unnecessarily attention-seeking—if you and the other user have a match, theoretically, they’ll swipe right on your profile anyway.
Still, that doesn’t mean Super Likes are without reason for existing entirely. Though some users might find them unnecessary or unattractive, they’re still used daily by thousands of users to get the attention of possible suitors. And since you too can get Super Liked by other users on the platform, it’s a good idea to know just how to find out who has or hasn’t Super Liked you.
How to View Who Super Liked Your Profile
If you’ve received a Super Like and you’re curious who Super Liked your profile, the actions are pretty simple. The easiest method just uses your notifications. Make sure you haven’t disabled notifications within Tinder’s own app, and when you receive a Super Like from another Tinder user, your phone’s notifications will light up with a message alerting you that a Super Like has been received. Once you’ve received the notification, open up Tinder and swipe through a few of your cards until you reach the Super Like. The profile of the other user will feature a blue outline with a star icon—this is how you know the other user was the one who liked you. You can then browse their profile as you’d like, and decide to swipe left or right depending on their content. If you swipe right, a message thread will open and the two of you can begin talking.
If you have notifications disabled, it doesn’t mean you’re left out of the Super Like game entirely—it just means you have to work a little harder to see who did or didn’t Super Like you. When you swipe through the app, a user who Super Liked you will typically appear near the top of your stack of people, making it easier to see who has or hasn’t sent you a Super Like. The blue border will still appear around their profile, making it easy to tell who did or didn’t like you. Again, once you swipe right on their profile, you’ll become immediate matches and a conversation will begin. If you swipe left, it’s the same as swiping away anyone else—there’s no repercussions to swiping left on a profile that Super Liked you.
If you’re the one doing the Super Liking, remember to try to be selective. You can’t control how some users will see your Super Likes, and unfortunately, some might be turned off by the very thought of a Super Like. That’s no one’s fault, including your own, so don’t stress too much if a Super Like falls through. Try to be yourself, be open to communication, and be honest—you’ll be surprised how often your matches take to that alone.
I Can’t Find the Person Who Super Liked Me? Did I Do Something Wrong?
Well, to answer the first part of that question—no, you didn’t do anything wrong. Super Likes do appear around the top of your swiping pile when you’re using the app, and you do get notified when you’ve been Super Liked to begin with. Don’t swipe too fast, or you’ll accidentally swipe past the actual Super Like, and there’s no way to get that back. As far as wondering where the Super Like went if you can’t find it after hours of swiping, that’s an easy mystery to solve. Because Super Likes are activated by swiping up on the screen, it’s really easy to accidentally Super Like someone. We mentioned above that the gesture for Control Center on iOS is activated by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, leading to lots of accidental swipes as users try to use the shortcut. This is only going to get worse with the recent release of the iPhone X, which uses a swipe-up gesture to return to the home screen in lieu of a physical home button.
If you’re a Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold (more on that below) subscriber, you can retract likes and Super Likes, making it easy to fix the mistake made from an accidental swipe or tap on your display. It’s unfortunate that you have to pay for a service designed to allow you to meet people who liked or Super Liked your profile, but that’s how Tinder makes their money.
Tinder Gold Subscriptions
While using the swipe method above makes it really easy to figure out who Super Liked you, there’s now a way to find out who liked and Super Liked you without having to rely on swiping through your list of matches. Tinder Gold is a brand new add-on for Tinder Plus members, or a new subscription service for free members. For an additional $4.99 on top of a Tinder Plus membership (for most users, this will amount to about $14.99 per month), you’ll gain access to all of the Tinder Plus perks, like Passport, Rewind, Unlimited Likes, five Super Likes per day, one Boost per month, and more profile controls, in addition to Gold-exclusives like the new Likes You feature. This allows you to see a full list of everyone who has liked and Super Liked you, making it easy to browse the full list without having to endlessly swipe through your cards. Whether or not it’s worth the monthly subscription is up to you—and frankly, up to your bank account—but it is an option for those who are really looking to make Tinder effective in their romantic pursuits.
Super Likes aren’t for everyone. Some users might find them to be a bit too much of a commitment, while other users might find them to be pure in intention. Whether or not you decide to use Super Likes yourself, it’s near guaranteed you’ll be receive a few Super Likes yourself while using the app day in and day out. Super Likes might seem like a silly idea, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. They do a great job in showing your interest to another individual on the site, raising your profile out of the sea of other matches and making it possible to see you in a different light than everyone else. While we recommend using them sparingly, there’s no reason truly not to use them. And the easiest way to make sure you can see who’s sending you Super Likes is simple—head into Settings within the app and ensure your notifications are enabled. Super Liking might seem complicated, but like everything else in Tinder, once you get used to the process, you’ll love using the app and all the included features.