Tinder gold vs platinum, which one should I choose?
Is Tinder Platinum better than Gold, or it’s just another flashy subscription by Tinder?
What is the difference between Tinder Gold and Platinum if I’m looking for something long-term?
We receive questions like these regularly. Everybody seems to be on some sort of dating platform today, and since Tinder is the most popular dating app out there, it’s important that you make the best out of it even if it means paying for extra exposure.
But, is it even worth it?
The short answer is yes. With an 80:20 male-to-female ratio, Tinder can be quite competitive. But, like any marketplace, there are several ways to increase your demand and get the type of dates that you want including subscribing to one of Tinder’s premium plans. Tinder has three types of plans that vary in effectiveness. And, in this guide, I will compare between the company’s two most exclusive plans: Platinum and Gold.
Which is Better - Tinder Platinum or Gold?
To explain the difference between Tinder Gold and Platinum, we first need to explain what each subscription offers. Tinder has several plans, the least expensive of which is Tinder Plus which offers several features including the ability to rewind your last swipe in addition to unlimited likes, five super likes per day, one Boost per month, and the Passport feature which allows you to change locations and match with people from different countries and cities.
Second, comes Tinder Gold. It offers the exact same features in Plus, in addition to the “Likes You” feature which lets you see who has swiped right on your profile before you swipe on theirs. This feature is a huge time saver as it gives you a heads-up on potential matches, and the choice to swipe right or left accordingly without missing good matches.
Finally, we have Platinum. It’s Tinder’s highest-tier plan that includes everything offered by Tinder Gold plus two more exclusive ones:
Priority Likes: Want more visibility on Tinder? This feature ensures that the likes or super-likes you send to girls are prioritized over the ones sent by non-Platinum members. Your likes will appear on top of the girl’s list of likes even if she lives far away or if her profile score is way higher than yours.
Message Before Matching: Imagine if you can text every Tinder girl you like even before she matches with you… Sounds like a dream?
If you like a girl and want to send her a Super Like, this feature allows you to text her even before you've both swiped right on each other. With Platinum, you can now attach a 140-character message to every Super Like you have and increase the likelihood of spiking their interest.
It’s like sliding into Instagram DMs but with less competition.
The only problem?
Since Platinum members are allowed no more than five Super Likes per day, you can only use this feature five times a day. Some Tinder addicts believe it’s not enough but, in our opinion, this sounds like a decent number, especially for those who don’t have much time to waste on dating apps.
Key Differences Between Tinder Platinum and Gold
As I said earlier, Tinder paid plans won’t do a thing if you have a bad profile. If you have problems with matches or if you only match with women who don’t look like your perfect girl, then it has 80% to do with your profile and 20% with your exposure. But, let’s assume you already have a decent profile and want to match with the crème de la crème of Tinder. Which Tinder plan is the best for you? Platinum or Gold?
To answer this question, here’s a detailed comparison to highlight the difference between Tinder Gold and Platinum:
|$29.99/month and $120/year||$24.99/month and $99.9/year|
|Increased profile visibility with Priority Likes||No specific increase in profile visibility|
|Allows you to text five users before Super-liking them||You can’t text other users before they match with you|
Likes You (See who has swiped right on your profile before swiping on theirs)
Rewind (Undo your last swipe)
|Five Super Likes per Day||Five Super Likes per Day|
Boost (Be on top of your local search for 30 minutes)
|One monthly Boost||One monthly Boost|
Passport (Change your location and match with people all over the world)
Should You Buy Tinder Platinum or Gold?
Choosing between Tinder Platinum and Gold depends on your attractiveness, text game, location, and dating goals.
If you look good (8 out of 10 or above) and you tend to get matches everywhere you go no problemo then you don’t need to pay for extra visibility unless you have a few bucks to splash. There are few male eye candies on Tinder and girls will literally throw themselves at you if you look like a handsome Chad or CK model, so your best option here is getting Tinder Gold. It will show you who swiped right on you all for $24.99 a month.
In this case, who should get Tinder Platinum:
Someone with a good text game
Tinder Platinum is a game changer for anyone who knows how to text women already. Before Platinum, Tinder was all about looks. Guys with okay looks and great character didn’t finish well on Tinder because it denied them the chance to showcase their slickness.
I personally had the same problem. I’m 5ft7 with an angry Arabian face that screams “ISIS” which can repel some Western women. I’m so good at talking to women on the phone and in real life and had massive success on the likes of Facebook and Instagram. In fact, it took me a few messages to take my wife off of Twitter to a real date. But on Tinder, it was quite difficult to get a hottie’s attention with looks alone.
And, this has changed with Tinder Platinum. Now you can use your other skills to make a woman excited about meeting you even if you don’t look like James Bond, and if you want to learn more about that, here are a few guides that will teach you how to text a woman on Tinder from start to finish:
An average-looking guy
As I said earlier, it’s hard to convince a Tinder hottie to like you based on your personality if she already has 500+ dudes on her matching list. By getting Tinder Platinum, you will have a shot with beautiful women who would probably ignore you if you swipe right on them. Tinder is a numbers game after all and even if many women ignore your text or do not take it seriously, some will eventually will, which will result in many dates with your favorite type of woman.
Someone who lives in a BIG city
I’d rather date in a big city with many options like Miami, NYC, or Dubai than try my luck in Parkville, Missouri.
But…. that also comes with a price.
The competition in big cities is fierce, and every Tinder hottie has at least a dozen of orbiters at arm's length. And, no matter how good-looking you think you are, there will always be someone hotter, better, and richer than you who could easily sweep that Tinder hottie off her feet with minimum effort. So, it makes sense that you try Tinder Platinum in big cities and use that competitive advantage it gives you to turn that highly-demanded hottie into a date, and hopefully more.
Cons of Tinder Platinum
Even though we like Tinder Platinum and recommend it to our students, I should note that not all women will appreciate the fact that you’re paying extra to text them. Women know that men aren’t allowed to text them without a match, so being that guy who pays extra to text them may make you look like a try-hard which shouldn’t be a problem unless you have terrible texting skills, which takes us to the second point:
Don’t get Tinder Platinum if you suck at texting women…
It’s like throwing your hard-earned money down the toilet.
Both Tinder Platinum and Gold will give you an edge over the regular Tinder user but from our experience, it’s hard to override bad texting skills unless you really have exceptional looks, which should give you plenty of free matches already.
Learning how to text girls on Tinder is a skill that you can learn in a matter of weeks if you know where to start. Here are a few articles that will get you started:
As I said earlier, choosing between Tinder Platinum and Gold depends on you. If you think you need more visibility in order to get women and want to be able to message attractive nearby matches, then Tinder Platinum may be a better option for you. However, if you’re happy with what Tinder Gold offers you and think those exclusive features of Tinder Platinum won’t make a difference to your situation, then sticking to Gold can be a more cost-effective choice. Also, you need to remember that you can always meet women outside dating apps. It’s only one method, and thousands of couples have met outside it and they’re still happy together.