Tinder 'Picks' Highlights Your Most Promising Possible Matches | Tech News
Looking for love (or just a hookup) but sick of swiping? Tinder has a new feature that might be able to help.
The dating app just introduced Picks, a premium feature “designed to highlight your most swipe-worthy potential matches and what makes them stand out — all in a fresh new format,” the company wrote in a Friday blog post.
To check out your Picks, tap the diamond at the top of the Discovery screen. You’ll see photos of each person along with descriptive words, like “scholar,” “creative,” “entrepreneur,” “surfer,” “adventurer,” or “doctor.”
“You asked for the highlights, so we’re showing you what makes your Picks swipe-worthy at a glance,” Tinder wrote. “That’s right — if you have your heart set on an adventurer (and all others need not apply) you can skim, swipe and match without wasting a moment.”
At this point, Tinder is currently testing versions of Picks on iOS in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, Sweden, Russia, and the Netherlands.
If you want to tap into any of your Picks’ profiles, swipe on them, or send them a Super Like, you better grab your wallet, because you’ll need to upgrade to Tinder Gold to do that. Your Picks will refresh every 24 hours, but if you’re a Tinder Gold member, you’ll be able to purchase more Picks at any time.
First introduced a year ago, Tinder Gold is a premium tier above Tinder Plus that, among other perks, includes a feature that lets you see who likes you before you swipe.
“Picks adds new value to the Tinder Gold experience,” a Tinder spokesperson told PCMag in an email. “We are testing new subscription prices for new Tinder Gold subscribers in markets where it’s available, and existing subscribers will be grandfathered.”
Tinder Plus – which offers unlimited likes, the ability to redo your last swipe, five “Super Likes” per day, one “boost” each month to be among the top profiles in your area for 30 minutes, and the ability to search for matches all over the world – costs $9.99 a month, unless you’re above the age of 30, in which case it’ll set you back $19.99 a month. According to The Verge, those with Tinder Plus subscription can upgrade to Gold for an extra $4.99 per month.