Upgrade to Tinder Gold if you want the best results.
Basic Tinder can work in limited cases. But, it’s better to pay the extra $30 or so a month for Tinder Gold.
The reason is because Tinder Gold allows you to see who picked you first. This way, you’re swiping on a pool of men who already liked you.
When you have basic Tinder, this balance can get messed up. I’ll explain a scenario that can occur if you have basic Tinder and a man has Tinder Gold.
Say you’re swiping and you see a guy who has Tinder Gold. You swipe right because you think he’s cute and interesting. He sees you pop up in his queue of people who liked him. He may not have picked you (he may have swiped left on you), but because you’re in his queue, he’s like “Why not?” and swipes right. He may pursue you a little, but if it’s not ardent pursuit, what’s the point?
It’s a waste of your time.
So better to have Tinder Gold so you know who’s swiping right on you from the beginning. Men are visual and they know what they want, so you want to make sure you hold out of the man who wants you.