Is it worth paying a premium to find love?
While many online dating sites and apps are free to use, others charge a fee to join or provide paid extras with additional features and services. Is it worthwhile to pay extra for premium dating app services? Some people believe it’s worth spending to acquire that extra boost to their profile, while others are content with their free swipes.
In any case, here’s how much the most popular dating apps cost, as well as which dating apps are free:
Tinder Plus is $9.99 per month if you’re under 30 and $19.99 per month if you’re over 30.
Tinder popularized dating applications and ushered in the swiping craze. Tinder allows you to swipe left or right and message your matches for free. However, Tinder Plus subscribers get unlimited likes, Rewind, which allows you to change your mind if you swiped left (no) on someone, Passport, which allows you to swipe on individuals from all around the world, monthly profile boosts, and the option to Super Like up to five people each day.
A monthly cost of $4.99 is added to the Tinder Plus fee.
All of the Plus features are included in Tinder Gold, and you can see who has already swiped right (yes) on you.
Free or $24.99 per month for Bumble Boost
Bumble is a dating service that requires women to initiate heterosexual partnerships. The woman must message first when two persons of opposite sex match on Bumble. Swipes and chatting are available on the free Bumble version, which is identical to Tinder. Users who pay for Bumble Boost access may see who has swiped right on them, and matches are extended for an extra 24 hours, with the option to rematch with expired connections.
Free or $9.99/month for A-list
OkCupid prioritizes responses above photographs in order to help users form more meaningful connections. On either the OkCupid app or the desktop site, free OKCupid users can see mutual likes and send messages. There are no adverts in the paid OKCupid A-list service, and users can see if they’ve already been liked. You can also search and filter with additional options, and get read receipts on your messages.
Free or $11.99/month for Grindr Xtra
Grindr is the most popular dating app for LGBTQ people. Grindr provides geo-located profiles with the option to swipe and message to meet up for free. With premium subscription, Grindr users may enjoy an ad-free experience, see up to 600 profiles, use additional filters while searching for matches, join Grindr Tribes, create unlimited Blocks and Favorites, and receive read receipts.
3-day free trial, then $59.95/month for one month or $29.95/month for three months
eHarmony was one of the first online dating sites, and it specializes in long-term relationships. eHarmony conducts the swiping for you after you fill out a lengthy questionnaire. Based on your responses, it will also send you matches.
7-day free trial, then $40.99 for a one-month plan, up to $19.99 a month for a 12-month plan
Match profiles can be quite detailed, allowing for more meaningful interactions. Match, like eHarmony, performs the legwork for you once you fill out your images and descriptions, and the algorithm finds users who are compatible.