Tinder swipes are not unlimited (Picture: Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
If you’re single and looking for love, then you’ll know just how ubiquitous Tinder has become in that respect over the past few years.
The dating app has been downloaded over 340 million times since it was first created back in 2012, and is now available in over 190 countries and over 40 languages.
Its premise is simple – if you’re not interested in someone’s profile, you swipe left to dismiss it, while if you are keen on someone you swipe right to like their profile, with a potential match created if they like you back.
So there’s a whole lot of swiping involved in finding the one – but just how many swipes are you allowed on the dating platform per day?
How many swipes are you allowed on Tinder every day?
You might think that you can swipe to your heart’s content on Tinder, but in truth that’s not the case.
The app used to give users 100 swipes per 12-hour period – to prevent them from randomly swiping on every single profile they encounter – but this has since changed.
If you see someone you like on Tinder, swipe right and see if they respond (Picture: Getty Images)
According to Tech Advisor, those using the free version of Tinder don’t have a fixed number of swipes – rather it is determined by an algorithm according to their behaviour on the app.
Although it’s not clear how the algorithm works, factors such as age, location and gender are thought to influence how many swipes you get.
It can be as few as 25 right swipes in a 12-hour period – and you’ll have to wait another 12 hours before you get any more.
You can however swipe left on an unlimited number of profiles.
Tinder Plus and the above memberships, which are paid premium memberships that give you some perks, allow you to have unlimited right swipes.
You also have unlimited access for unlimited swipe rewinds – so butterfingers will no longer get in the way of finding ‘the one’.
How can you get more likes on Tinder?
The simplest way to get yourself more likes on Tinder – allowing you to swipe right on people you are keen on – is to sign up to one of the premium services, for a monthly fee.
They are as follows:
Plus – £4.99 a month: this gets you unlimited likes, five super likes a day, passport to any location, and hidden adverts
Gold – £13.99 a month: gets you all of the above plus you can see who likes you – and new top picks every day
Platinum – £18.14 a month: comes with all the same features as you get with Gold, plus you can message people before matching, you get prioritised likes and a record of all the right swipes you have sent over the past seven days
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