Tinder is always looking for ways to add value to the app while parting you from your money and Likes You is one of the more recent features. Available as part of the Tinder Gold subscription, Likes You is a neat feature that shows you who has liked you before you have to like them back.
Released sometime in 2018, this feature is like a shortcut to dating. If you subscribe to Tinder Gold, Likes You gives you a special page where you see a grid of the people that have already swiped right on you. That little golden heart signifies any Tinder user who has already shown interest in your profile so you can skip the masses and go directly for the users who you’re most likely to get a date with.
Likes You is part of the extra $5 a month you pay for Gold over Tinder Plus. Marketed as an exclusive club, it’s another subscription level that gets you a few more tools to up your dating game.
It gives you Passport, the ability to change your location whenever you need. Rewind that lets you undo a wrong swipe. Five Super Likes to use each day, unlimited normal likes and one Boost per month to put you at the top of the stack.
The ability to undo a left swipe when it should have been right is worth $5 in my book. I would have loved to have had that feature when I used the app. Instead, I had to wait an indeterminate amount of time until the profile did the circuit and arrived back in my stack. I don’t like the idea of Super Likes and think they are creepy but a Boost never hurt anyone.
Then there’s Likes You.
Tinder Likes You
For the busy or the popular, it could be the easiest way to find a date. Rather than scroll as you normally would and swipe, you just need to select the little Like You icon at the top left of the main Tinder page to access the special section. It’s a round profile pic with a gold border and will hopefully contain some people who have already swiped right on you.
Here you should see a gold heart at the top telling you how many people have liked you and a grid showing their main profile pic.
Now all you need to do is work your way through this grid checking out the profiles. You will still need to swipe left or right as you need but as soon as you swipe right, you’re automatically a match. As they have already swiped right on you, swiping right on them matches them and you’re ready to connect.
This grid uses the same principles as the main feed. You check out the profile pic and select the profile to read more. Like ‘em? Swipe ‘em and the game goes on. Don’t like them? Swipe left and they disappear from your grid to be (hopefully) replaced with another.
Is Tinder Likes You Worth Using?
From what I have seen of a buddy who still uses Tinder, the value of Likes You depends on where you live and how good at the game you are. Likes You adds value if you live in a big city and have some game. Those who live in quieter areas or are not so accomplished at Tinder might not get the same value.
All Likes You is, is a fast forward option. Rather than having to swipe through the stack like a normal person, you can skip all that and head straight for those who have already shown interest. It’s like that friend at the bar who notices someone is interested in you, saving you the trouble of checking out everyone yourself.
If you’re not likely to have many people swipe right on you for whatever reason, Likes You is going to be more soul-crushing desolation like the rest of the app provides. If you do get some attention, it could make your day or week depending on who you see there.
On its own, I would say Likes You is not worth the extra $5. If someone has liked you and if the rumors are true, they will appear at the top of your normal daily stack anyway. But, add Passport for if you travel, Rewind for if you’re too hasty and Boost for a little extra dating power each month then for the price of a coffee, you could have a much slicker dating app experience.
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