Superlike: A Tinder Tale
Can Super Liking Help Me Get Matches and Dates on Tinder?
7 May What's a Tinder Super Like? Does it help you get matches and dates on Tinder? Or is it actually a bad thing? Here's what you need to know. 25 Aug Call me Grandma, because I just found out what being "Super Liked" means. I first thought: I super like margaritas, so is it like that? (Actually, I love margaritas.) Then, I found out that being Super Liked on Tinder is akin to saying "I'm not just swiping right on you. You seem pretty rad." And if you have. 9 Oct Right swiping, though decidedly not a very romantic gesture to begin with, now means even less, thanks to Tinder's Super Like feature. While it's still nice to know that someone likes you enough to twitch their thumb to the right rather than passing over your Tinder profile, Super Liking has opened a whole.
Swiping right on Tinder might be the fastest way to get yourself a date in this day and age. But if you dare to swipe up for a Super Like, you could be fast-tracking yourself to eternal singledom. While the idea sounds flattering in theory, the reality of being Super Liked can be deeply off-putting for some users. Confessions of a Tinder Tourist: The rules of right-swiping abroad.
When the Super Like function first launched in SeptemberI thought it sounded kinda cool. Who knows, maybe I'd be Super Liked by someone that I also happened to like, and it'd be a lovely ego boost?
Now, when I swipe, that blue bar and star on a profile elicits a silent "eww" as I swipe hard left on the guy.
Sorry, but that Super Like just killed any chance of us ever being together. I've given my super dislike of the Super Like button some thought in effort to ascertain what it is about this feature that turns me off so much.
It should be flattering to know that someone liked me enough to make a big show of it, but I always feel slightly uncomfortable about someone deciding they really like me based on a few photos of me and my bio a unicorn emoji. It seems that, even on Tinder, playing it cool and not showing your hand too soon was how I preferred it.
Pamela Evans seems to think so, too. She says that when she's been Super Liked she gets a feeling of "excited curiosity," but that feeling soon wears off.
I've never had to use it, but the majority of people I swipe right on match with me! PR executive Helen Parkinson says that receiving a Super Like gives her an ego boost at first, but she feels a little uneasy about the concept. I get a bit suspicious as to how you can decide to Super Like someone based on just a few images and a line of text," Parkinson said.
She's not alone in this. Social media creative Gemma Clapp says it "seems too desperate" and web comic author Neil Bryer says he's only ever Super Liked by accident. Tinder's VP of Communications Rosette Pambakian says the Super Like is designed to give users "a way to express a deeper level of interest" as well as providing more "context" for matches when they're deciding their swipe direction.
And, according to Pambakian, the Super Like function isn't creeping everyone out. In fact, users are three times more likely to match with someone they Super Like and conversations initiated by a Super Like last 70 percent longer," says Pambakian. Pambakian says that since Tinder users only get to send one Super Like each day for free, receiving one "feels special. He says that by Super Liking a profile, he knows that potential matches will see his profile; which might not necessarily happen if he only swipes right on them.
How To Use Tinder Super Like Feature
For many, the Super Like is a bridge too far in expressing your appreciation for a potential match. But Tinder's data suggests that there may well be people out there who find the tool pretty useful.
What is Tinder’s Super Like?
Perhaps we could all benefit from taking our Super Likes as a compliment, even if we don't wish to pursue them. After all, it's always nice to know when someone's super into you. We're using cookies to improve your experience.
The sidebar size is long. I've never had to use it, but the majority of people I swipe right on match with me! But Tinder's data suggests that there may well be people out there who find the tool pretty useful. Someone super liked me and i mistakenly swipe left because of over excitement, how do I get this person again? Maybe today will be my last time to edit and let it be.
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Founded Overview Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are both interested. PR executive Helen Parkinson says that receiving a Super Like gives her an ego boost at first, but she feels a little uneasy about the concept. What do I have to do to find her again? It seems that, even on Tinder, playing it cool and not showing your hand too soon was how I preferred it.