If you’ve ever used Tinder, you’re probably all too familiar with that gut-wrenching feeling of accidentally swiping left on your potential soulmate. There he/she was, with their refreshingly non-creepy pictures and short-but-cute bio, and you were so excited that your greasy fingers slipped off the screen in the wrong direction. CURSES.
Thankfully, Tinder has finally made it possible for you to correct your destiny and forge your path toward happily-ever-after; but it’ll cost you some dough.
The dating app has officially launched Tinder Plus, a paid upgrade that introduces a couple nifty new features. First, the “Rewind” feature lets you take back your last left swipe. Second, a feature called “Passport” allows you to change your location so you can connect with people anywhere in the world. Meaning that, yes, now you can chat up Aussie surfers or Parisian artists from the comfort of your stateside home.
Additionally, the upgrade will give you unlimited swipes. As of now, Tinder hasn’t put a cap on how many people you can “like,” but it’s planning on putting those limits in place soon.
There’s one big catch to Tinder Plus, though, that has the over-30 crowd fuming. In the U.S., if you’re between ages 18 to 29, the upgrade will cost you $9.99 a month. But once you hit 30, the price jumps up to $19.99. A representative from Tinder told ABC News that “younger users are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger.”
Needless to say, a lot of frustrated older daters are slamming the price difference as ageist. But besides that, it might also be hurtful for younger people — after all, it could just give incentive for people to lie about their age.
What do you think: does Tinder Plus sound worth it to you? Tell us in the comments below!