• Tinder announced it was testing Tinder Gold, a members-only service that gives you new features on the app.
• One of those features is “Likes You,” which tells you who has already liked your profile.
• The idea is to help you stop constantly swiping and find matches faster.
Half the fun of going on Tinder is swiping through profiles—it makes dating feel like a game, rather than a soul-sucking experience it often is. But if you’re just too busy to swipe left and right, Tinder is here for you—if you pay them. Tinder is now testing out a new feature that lets you avoid constantly swiping on tons of profiles and just cut to the chase, by telling you who has already liked you.
The “Likes You” feature is part of the new Tinder Gold, a members-only service that gives you five Super Likes every day, one Boost per month, unlimited likes, and other features like Passport that lets you change your location, and Rewind that let you undo a mistaken swipe. Tinder Gold will be tested in Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Mexico shortly, and the company hopes to roll it out to all users soon.
According to Mashable, if you get Tinder Gold, you can see how many likes you have from the same screen where you see your matches. You can then see a grid of all the people who have swiped right on you, and either auto-match, dismiss, or read more about each person. And when you’re going through profiles, a gold heart will pop up when a person has already liked you. But subscribing to Tinder Gold doesn’t mean you get to talk to anyone you want; you still both have to swipe right on one other to start a conversation.
“Likes You builds on previous features like Boost to help users optimize their time – and go from matching in app to getting together in the real world,” Brian Norgard, chief product officer of Tinder, told TechCrunch.
Tinder isn’t quite ready to tell you how much this service costs, because they’re still testing various prices. But if you already have Tinder Plus, it will only cost a little bit more. And if you don’t have that, you can still upgrade straight to Tinder Gold. If you buy a 12-month subscription, you’ll get a discount compared to if you pay monthly. And hey, if it brings you your soul mate (or just a hookup) faster, perhaps that’s worth it.