If You’re Over 28, Tinder Is Going To Cost Over $200 Per Year Because – HAHAHAHA – You’re Old And Desperate
After years and years of being a free hook-up app, Tinder is prepared to monetize off its millions and millions of users by unveiling about Tinder Plus. As we told you back in February, you’ll need to pay a couple dollars a month to use Tinder Plus if you want unlimited swipes. The swipe-capping feature was released in foreign markets just after the Super Bowl, which sparked the ire of one BroBible reader:
That was just not cool, and they have this fucking awful Candy Crush like system that gives you limited amount of likes per day unless you pay said amount. You know what that means? Of course you do! No more swipe right fest!!
Boo. But you know what’s even more embarrassing than giving Tinder your credit card digits? Having to pay MORE money than young Bros because you’re old and still use Tinder to get laid. The Evening Standard reports, via Gawker:
The dating app’s new premium paid-for service is called Tinder Plus. It offers users the ability to find partners in foreign countries, unlimited right-swipes, or likes, and a rewind button to recover mistaken swipes.
Users under the age of 28 who want the extra functions will be charged £3.99 a month, and those over 28 will pay £14.99. The app will remain free, though non-paying users will no longer be able to make unlimited right-swipes.
To recap this particularreport: If you’re under 28, you’ll only have to pay ~$6 a month for Tinder Plus. If you’re over 28 and, therefore, more pathetic and desperate for sex with another human being while still in your prime biological baby-making years, you’ll need to shell out about $19.99 a month for unlimited Tindering.
UPDATE 8:40 PM: Huffington Post has more details on the pricing in the United States. We’ve updated the story to provide the correct pricing info for Tinder Plus in the United States:
Here’s the catch, though: If you’re between 18 and 29 in the United States, Tinder Plus will cost you $9.99. Once you hit the big 3-0, however, you’ll have to pay $19.99, Tinder rep Rosette Pambakian told The Huffington Post.
And Huff Po also has a statement from Tinder itself:
Over the past few months, we’ve tested Tinder Plus extensively in several countries. We’ve priced Tinder Plus based on a combination of factors, including what we’ve learned through our testing, and we’ve found that these price points were adopted very well by certain age demographics. Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age, like Spotify does for students, for example. Tinder is no different; during our testing we’ve learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about TinderPlus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger. Globally, the two most common prices for Tinder Plus are $9.99 for more developed countries and $2.99 for emerging economies.
For perspective: That’s WAY more than a Netflix subscription, as Gawker puts it. Actually, at $19.99, that’s more than a Netflix AND a Spotify subscription combined. All to feed your thirsty Tinder swiping habits as an old person with a declining libido. Tinder is, more or less, a pimp.
But hey! As Huff Po reminds us, at least Tinder Plus comes with fancy features like “Rewind” so you can abort mistaken left swipes. There is also a “Passport” feature to connect with thirsty singles in other cities. Now you can pull power moves like this… for $19.99 a month: “Hi, I’m flying into Vegas for a bachelor party this weekend from Chicago. You too? Tao at 11pm on Saturday, lessgoo.”
Maybe older Bros will just have to go back to getting laid like they did circa 2006: At bars, buying introducing themselves in person and trying to get a girl’s number without having to use a stupid cheat code.