WHAT IS TINDER:
Tinder released on iOS in 2012 and then on Android in 2013, virtually taking over the online dating world. The ubiquity of smartphones means that almost everyone has tip-of-the-finger access to thousands of potential dates and mates. And Tinder has made it to the top among the other dating apps. You can browse for dates anywhere anytime along with chatting or meeting them.
Tinder is currently the 400-pound gorilla in the room of dating apps with the most active community. The mechanism is as simple as to swipe right on the people you like, swipe left on the people you don’t.
WHAT IS SUPERLIKES FEATURE:
Super Like is a feature on Tinder which was deployed in 2015. Super Likes allow users to signal that they REALLY like a profile by swiping UP instead of right. Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold members have the advantage to send five Super Likes whereas normal users get to use one free Super Like per day. The Super Like is sent as a notification to your potential match ASAP. If the Super-Liked person swipes right in return, there’s an instant match. More Super Likes can be purchased if needed.
Unfortunately, it’s not too hard to accidentally swipe-up on someone’s profile by mistake, immediately triggering embarrassment on your end. This can create some real awkwardness, especially when you didn’t intend to like the profile at all in the first place. You only get one of these Super Likes a day, so you have to be careful to use it only when you find the person to be worthy of your one Like.
PROBLEMS WITH SUPERLIKES FEATURE:
The biggest problem with Super Likes, however, is the activation gesture. There are a huge number of Tinder users who use iPhones, where a swipe-up from the bottom of the display is used to open Control Center on any screen. A slight miscalculation might accidentally cause an awkward social connection which wasn’t even intended to make. Even Android has some tasks which have swipe up options to function.
BENEFITS OF TINDER PLUS AND TINDER GOLD:
- Five Super Likes per day, instead of one.
- New features like Rewind and Passport.
- One free profile Boost a month, which puts you as a top profile in your area for 30 minutes.
- Removal of in-app advertisements.
WAYS TO UNDO SUPERLIKES:
THE PAID SOLUTION: REWIND
- A feature that is shown as a small yellow rewind button.
- Allows you to reverse and take back your last swipe.
- Only applicable for Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold subscribers.
- You can only take back the last profile you swiped on.
- Tinder Plus is priced at $9.99 per month
THE FREE SOLUTION: DISCLOSURES ON YOUR PROFILE
When someone receives a Super Like, they are notified immediately. Before the person views your profile place a simple disclosure on your profile that lets others know that any Super Likes are accidental Let’s say you can write something like this, “If I Super Liked you, it was unintentional.” Placing this sort of message right into your own profile allows you to have peace of mind when using the app in case an accidental swipe occurs.
So next time be careful when swiping around your phones and to reduce the embarrassment from an accidental Super Like, you can use the above-given approaches.