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I didn't realize that it wasn't counting left swipes against the limit yesterday. Honestly, even setting aside monetization, they should have done this a long time ago. It only makes sense. It encourages people to use the app as intended rather than try to beat the system by liking every girl. It really doesn't penalize you in any way. If you have standards and a life, you shouldn't need more than 100 likes in a 12hr period. I didn't count, but I got more than enough swipes to keep me happy.
I was initially surprised that they're not being greedy and limiting the total number of swipes, like OR pass. It actually makes perfect sense though. The reason the app is so valuable is the amount of time that people spend using it (engagement). There's the potential to serve tons of ads to tons of people and thus tons of money to be made. If they capped all swipes, it would drastically cut user engagement.
People are extremely adverse to paying for apps or anything app related to the point where it's just insane. There's some money to be made with subscriptions, but realistically I think they'd be lucky to get 5% of users to pay. Limiting the number of likes should maintain about the same level of engagement while also preventing the abuses that are ruining the app! They'll make most of their money from ads and the subscription revenue will be a nice little bonus.
KingKratom wrote: I am not paying for this shit. Ever. lol
I don't know your financial situation, but if it actually helps you get laid, $10 / month is very little to ask. That's less than the cost of two drinks at a bar. They haven't shown me any features worth paying for yet, but time is money, and if something saves you any time at all, its probably worth $10. The good thing is that people being so adverse to paying means less people will do so, and that should improve the advantage the subscription buys you.
I bought OkCupid A-list. I waited until they offered me a deal. I think it was 6 months for around $20. The main advantages are you can see if girls read your messages, you can see who likes you in the tinder-like feature, and you can browse anonymously.
Even just being able to browse anonymously for 6 months was probably worth $20. It was such a pain in the ass having to switch that off before checking out a girls profile a second time. Read receipts are also helpful. If you're trying to figure out what works for you, you might end up thinking a message isn't good when in reality the girls never even saw it.
The thing is, if the subscription actually increased your chances of getting some ass, then sure I'd pay for it. But it doesn't, so I see no point in it. 100 right swipes is cool with me I haven't even hit the limit yet.
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KingKratom wrote: You're right (welcome to the community btw SS), I shouldn't whine about having to pay 10$. I can afford that, for sure.
But like you said, they are not offering any features that compels me to want to pay. So we'll see what the future brings. If they limit us further, I likely pay.
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I totally agree for the time being. I am definitely not one for wasting money. It's just ridiculous the sacrifices most people will make to avoid paying a few dollars for intangible products, i.e. software, that would be a huge benefit to them. In reality, most short term innovation occurs in software.
Because most consumers cannot wrap their heads around paying for software, you have the Apple business model. Make a phone that's pretty on the outside while using that cheapest internal hardware that will suffice. They only make money when people buy new hardware, so they ensure that it won't last longer than two years by making the battery non-replaceable. They also don't bring software features like siri and airdrop over to the older models. There's no technical reason for that, it's solely to force you to buy a new phone. They also charge $100 for a 48Gb bump in memory when you can buy a Class 10 (the best) 64Gb MicroSD card for $25. The phone costs $200 to make and they sell it for $650+. The software is "free" though...
Tldr: If people were willing to pay for software, we'd have better technology now, and we'd be getting more for our money. We don't because people are stupid.
My match count has went down a good deal since the upgrade..but it probably has nothing to do with the upgrade itself. I am more critical on who I like. I don't have a problem with tinder right now. I just know the route they are going down probably will not be liked by most people.
I have never paid for a dating app or site... it seems like a stigma is associated with it even more than online dating itself. I'm thinking about it though it just that a lot of sites are masking the fact that a lot of the members aren't paid so they can't write you back.
They're a business, they only care if people like the product enough to keep using it. Paying customers and the hot girls that attract them to the app are the priority. They'd probably be willing to lose a large number of freeloaders to get a smaller number of valuable users. The only reason I say probably is that they're a venture capital funded startup. They want to position themselves for acquisitions and additional funding, so they need to keep the companies valuation as high as possible. With startups, active user count is usually considered more important than revenue...
I do think there's a stigma with paying for dating apps, but the stigma for using the free ones is quickly disappearing. If I was paying for Tinder, I definitely wouldn't want girls to see that indicated on my profile. It couldn't do anything positive for you. Hopefully they're smart enough to know that.
And to the guy who mentioned his iPhone being jailbroken, that not going to allow you to get this for free. Cracked and stolen apps usually only work when the app operates locally on your phone e.g. games, notes, etc. When you use Tinder, you're in constant communication with the server. It's sending you the photos and relaxing messages. To do so the server has to know your identity. It knows whether you've paid, and it won't send you any more matches after you've hit the limit regardless of modifications to the app on your phone.
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