Tinder goes premium

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First Posted: 3/10/2015

Are you ready for some Earth-shaking news? You can now undo that left-swipe (a.k.a. a rejection) on Tinder you didn’t mean to make. Praise Jesus. Hallelujah. True story.

Tinder just went all Iggy Azalea on us and got fancy — but it’s gonna cost $9.99 per month. On March 2, the popular dating app launched Tinder Plus, a premium edition of the service meant to add broader functionality. This can be great news or bad news, depending on how you look at it.

Let’s start out positive.

Surely, you have found yourself caught up ferociously swiping left at all the ugly trolls in your area, that you accidentally swiped left too soon at someone you actually wanted to see naked. Chelsey Chernetz of Wilkes-Barre has.

“Having the ability to undo a left-swipe is literally the best news I have heard all day. I mean, when you swipe left by accident, you’ll never have the opportunity to see them again. What if that’s the person you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with? What if they’re the best sex you’ll ever have, but you missed out because you accidentally swiped left? This is great news. I’ll pay for that. I’ve spent more money on stupider things,” Chernetz said.

Also on the ‘Plus’ side, a new Passport feature has been added, allowing you to find out who you think is ‘hot’ or ‘not’ all over the world. Say you’re going on vacation to Miami next week. You can find someone in advance to show you around, or something (wink, wink).

The changes seem legit, but not everyone is all about Tinder Plus.

“Last night, I got a pop-up telling me I swiped right too many times, and it said I couldn’t use the app for another fifteen minutes unless I signed up for Tinder Plus. I’m not paying 10 bucks a month for Tinder. No girl in Scranton is worth a subscription,” said Shane Goleki, a student at The University of Scranton.

Vin Colletti, also a student at The University of Scranton, said he wouldn’t mind paying for Tinder if it were less expensive. “I could see a one-time fee of 99 cents or something like that, but ten bucks every month? Not a chance. Not for Tinder.”

The app can still be used without upgrading to Tinder Plus, but having unlimited access to swiping right on people you think can get it is now part of the good ol’ days.