Tinder is operating an invite-only version of its dating app, and it comes in the form of Tinder Select. According to TechCrunch, which first got wind of the exclusive app, Tinder Select is to cater to people such as celebrities, and also those who perform very well on Tinder. This includes CEOs, super models, etc. TechCrunch also reports that Tinder has been growing Tinder Select over the past six months, though at a very slow rate, and has kept it as a secret from the public. The tech website reached out to Tinder for comments regarding Tinder Select, but it has been declined.
Tinder Select is actually not an entirely separate app, but rather it is a separate layer of the regular Tinder app which can be toggled on and off anytime by the selected users. Well how does Tinder get users for Tinder Select? Well the company appears to have invited people to the exclusive platform, and this in-turn allows selected members to 'nominate' other Tinder users. However, those who have been nominated, do not have the ability to nominate anyone else. This is done to prevent the number of users in the exclusive layer of the app to inflate uncontrollably. At the moment, it is unclear how Tinder selects members for Tinder Select, other than the fact that users on it are very attractive and likely celebrities. However, TechCrunch does suggest that Tinder Elo score may be part of the selection criteria. Tinder Elo is an algorithmic rating from the company which is used on all Tinder users.
The exclusive layer of the Tinder app also comes with a different design from the regular Tinder. If you take a look in the gallery below, you'll be able to see that instead of the usual Tinder flame at the top of the screen, it has been replaced by a navy blue 'S'. It also seems that each invited user has a limited number of nominations, and the Tinder Select user in the gallery below has used up all nominations. For those who don't know, Tinder is an extremely popular dating app which debuted back in 2012. It has since grown and now features in-app purchases such as Tinder Plus and Tinder Boost.