This means users cannot search through its database of users.
The popular dating app Tinder on Monday started charging for premium features but the move has been criticised for making older users pay more, AFP reported.The app allows smartphone users to find partners based on their vicinity and age range by swiping to “like” potential matches.Users who both swipe right to "like" their potential matches are then able to contact each other.Known as Tinder Plus, the new premium service has subscription fees varying by age and country.If a mutual "Like" emerges, a private chatroom then allows the potential couple to get to know each other.
It was also acquired by Lunch Actually, a pioneer in the dating and matchmaking industry in South-east Asia, that same month. Mat & Minah For Muslim singles, there's the Mat & Minah app which was launched in September.
“Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age, like Spotify does for students, for example," she said.
"Tinder is no different; during our testing we’ve learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about Tinder Plus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger.” For singles reluctant to commit to a higher price plan, do check out some of the dating app options available in Singapore. Paktor Among the handful of locally developed mobile dating applications that have surfaced in the past few years, Paktor - which means “to go on a date” in Cantonese - has emerged as a popular name and is one of the largest players in Asia.
While Paktor only launched in April 2013, it attracted about 40,000 users from Singapore alone within the first two weeks, Mr Joseph Phua, one of the app's co-founders told Business Times.
As of October last year, the app boasted a seven-figure membership base, he told The Straits Times.
Mr Phua said in July that the company started monetising the app by charging a small fee for people to send requests to start chats with other users who have not liked their profile.