Wondering if Tinder Platinum is worth it?
This quick guide has the answers to all your questions – what features you get, how much it costs and how it works. Plus, see how Platinum compares to Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold!
Navigate straight to what you’re curious about, or start from the top:
- Tinder Platinum Features
- What It Costs
- Tinder Plus vs Tinder Gold vs Tinder Platinum
- When Is Tinder Platinum Worth It?
- How It Works
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Tinder Platinum Features
Upgrading to Tinder Platinum unlocks two new features: Message Before Matching and Priority Likes.
Let’s take a closer look at each one.
Message Before Matching
This Platinum benefit lets you include a message when you Super Like a match.
You have 5 Super Likes included in your premium subscription, which means you can send 5 ice breaker messages to matches before they’ve swiped on your profile.
That’s a huge advantage, because what you say in your Tinder message could entice that user to swipe right when they may not have otherwise.
According to Tinder, using the Message Before Matching features boosts your chances of matching with that person by 25%.
If you’re in a city with tons of users, the Priority Likes feature could be game changing.
Tinder Platinum Cost
A few factors affect how much you’ll pay for Platinum benefits.
Platinum was released in the last half of 2020, but doesn’t have a world-wide rollout yet. Different price points are still being tested, so your location partially determines the price.
In many places, whether or not you’re over 30 also makes a difference.
To give you a ballpark idea of how much Tinder Platinum costs, this pricing was shown to a user over 30 in Maryland:
Tinder Plus vs Tinder Gold vs Tinder Platinum
Tinder Platinum is the premium subscription tier, so it’s the most expensive. Also the most feature-heavy, given it includes all the perks of the two other options.
Besides price, is the only difference between Tinder Platinum and Tinder Gold is the ability to message before matching and getting prioritized likes.
And the only difference (cost aside) between Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus is the ability to check out (and match with) everyone who liked you all at once and full access to your Top Picks.
Tinder Plus contains the rest of the premium bells & whistles, from changing your location to a free Boost each month.
Which Tinder Subscription Is Best?
Tinder Platinum is worth it when you’re dating in an area where you face tons of competition for the best matches.
Success on Tinder means standing out in a good way. Your photos, your bio and your messaging skills are a huge part of that. But Tinder Platinum adds two more ways to scoot your profile to the front of the line.
Go For The Gold If…
You get a decent amount of quality matches.
Matching en-masse via Tinder’s “likes you” grid view saves you swiping time. And full access to all your specially curated Top Picks is a handy perk.
Stay With Tinder Plus If…
You find yourself frequently running out of profiles to swipe.
You can use Passport to swipe in cities within your dating radius, and filtering for active users is always a time-saving advantage.
For many people, the privacy Tinder Plus offers users alone is worth the monthly investment.
Sure, limiting your profile’s visibility to only the singles you swipe right on might impact your match rate. But it also saves you from potentially awkward moments if you live in a smaller town and have a more public-facing career.
How Tinder Platinum Works
Currently, Tinder Platinum is only available as an upgrade for Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold members in select markets. So if you can’t see Tinder Platinum, it’s either not available in your country yet or you aren’t a premium subscriber.
Once you’ve upgraded, you can Super Like up to 5 Tinder users daily, and send a message along with it.
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The second Tinder Premium benefit, prioritized likes, means anyone you like or Super Like sees your profile faster.
While exactly how Tinder determines your place in a user’s card stack remains a trade secret, your geographic proximity to each potential match and your own internal rating likely play a huge role.
So for example, let’s say you *really* want to match with Heather. If your Tinder profile is great and you’re only a quarter mile away from her, she’ll likely see your profile fairly quickly.
But if it’s just average and/or you’re across town, Heather may be swiping for a while before yours pops up. In the meantime, she’s matching and messaging with tons of other guys.
Having your “like” prioritized helps overcome both distance and a low ranking (AKA Elo) score. The sooner someone sees your profile the better, which is the main advantage of the Priority Likes feature.
Of course, Tinder Platinum isn’t a magical fix for mediocrity. Your profile still needs to be right swipe worthy to result in a match. If you suspect your Tinder ranking needs improvement, check out these Tinder profile tips and examples!
There’s One Thing Upgrading Won’t Change…
Whether you use Tinder for free or invest in a premium subscription, Tinder is still a double opt-in dating platform. In other words:
You’ve got to actually match with the people you want a chance of dating.
Tinder Platinum gets your profile in front of them faster, but ultimately the matching ball is in their court. If you’re not sure how to optimize your profile to attract the type of singles you want to meet, Tinder gets frustrating quickly.
And if you match – your messaging strategy needs to keep her interested long enough to build up to a “Yes – let’s take this off Tinder!”
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