Is Tinder’s New Option to ‘Super Like’ Desperate or Daring?
Not sure how to stand out among the sea of likes for that mega hottie that just popped up on Tinder? The app has just answered your prayers with the new ‘super like’ option. Tinder, as we know, is a dating app where users can either swipe right to indicate they like someone or swipe left to indicate they don’t like someone based off of the individual’s photos that are linked from Facebook. If two people like each other, it’s a match, then and only then will they be able to send messages to each other.
Now, instead of just swiping right to like someone, you can now swipe up, or press the little blue star icon to super like them, indicating just how badly you want to bang them without even saying a word. Users are only allowed one super like per day however, so use it wisely. “Because they’re so limited in number, a Super Like, or a ‘swipe up’, sends a more powerful signal, conveying an especially high level of interest,” Tinder CEO Sean Rad tells Engadget, “people like to know that someone finds them special, and we think this will lead to even better matches.” When you super like someone that person will see a little blue star on your profile when you pop up on their feed, notifying them that you super liked them, which could influence their decision to swipe right or left on you.
The super like option certainly allows an individual to stand out, the question is, in a good way or in a bad way? Will it make that person appear to desperate to their crush or daring in their love? Only time will tell. The super like option is currently only available in Australia as a test run, but will undoubtedly be available to all Tinderees very soon.
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