There's A Secret Tinder We Knew Nothing About
There's a secret version of Tinder, but it's not for the likes of us.
Invitations to join Tinder Select have been sent out to a special few of the most attractive and successful Tinder users. Mine must have gone to my 'junk' folder...
Show offs people have taken to social media to share their special invites to the elite group, which has reportedly been active for around six months.
The service is designed for 'celebrities and people who do really well on Tinder', according to Tech Crunch. There's no official line on how people are 'selected' but, so far, those who have been chosen are 'attractive' or have been celebrities, CEOs or other people with high-profiles.
Just received an email saying I was chosen to join Tinder SELECT (which is a thing apparently) so I should celebrate...
- Claire Marshall (@heyclaire) October 3, 2016
If you've been chosen then you're then able to nominate others, but those nominees can't then go on to nominate others. Ooo it's very exclusive, isn't it?
Tinder Select isn't actually a whole new app, though, it's a just a filter that can be switched on and off - if the chosen ones feel like associating with the riffraff.
Does anyone knows what is Tinder Select? Cause apparently I'm on it. pic.twitter.com/Z6iQQ9Y18S
- Guipster ಠ_ಠ (@guialbuquerque) September 21, 2016
One lucky Tinder Select selection is Claire Marshall, who has a blue tick and is also good looking. She received her nomination back in October. She was hyped to be picked, I guess, because she tweeted about it at the time.
Credit: Tinder Select
Tech Crunch wrote that one of the deciding factors could be Tinder's Elo score, which is an algorithm that tracks users' desirability - not just attractiveness but things such as including photos and the content of their bio.
Credit: Tinder Select
Tinder CEO Sean Rad told the Fast Company the Elo is "...very complicated. It took us two-and-a-half months just to build the algorithm because a lot of factors go into it."
"It's not just how many people swipe right on you," he added.
It's hard to know what makes a top Tinder. However, we do know that there will be a lot of Amelias and Jacks using Tinder Select, because last year the dating app revealed its most right-swiped names.
Here's the top 10 lads' names:
And the ladies:
Name not on the sexy list? Fear not. Dr Jess Cabino, a sociologist who knows a fair bit about Tinder, told Mashable what can help people get more matches and what to avoid.
She reckons that if you're not smiling in your profile picture, covering your face at all, in a group, wearing a hat or wearing glasses in your profile picture then you're most likely to get swiped-left.
So now you know; go forth and swipe.
Featured Image Credit: Swipes right. PA