12 Tinder Icons and Tinder Symbols Explained In 2021 [With Pictures]

You don’t know what a Tinder Icon or Tinder symbol means and came for some guidance? You found the perfect resource!

In this blog post, we are going to show you the top 11 Tinder symbols or icons and explain to you what they mean, where you can find them and what happens if you use them.

Tinder Symbols and Icons list

This is our ultimate list of Tinder icons and symbols in the app, with meanings and pictures. If you found a new one that you cannot find here, share with us in the comment section and we will add it to the list.

Tinder Icons and Tinder Symbols

Tinder Green Heart Symbol

Tinder Green Heart

The Tinder green heart icon is basically the Like button on Tinder, if you tap on it on your Discovery screen, you will like the profile you see. It does the exact same thing if you were to swipe right the profile.

You can also find the green heart symbol in your Tinder feed. You cannot only reply to a feed update but also send a reaction to it with the Tinder Green heart icon.

Tinder Blue Star Symbol

Tinder Blue Star

The Tinder Blue star is the symbol of a Super Like on Tinder. Super Like is the premium feature that lets you show someone that you like her before she would swipe you right.

You can find the blue star icon in your Discovery screen, so you can Super Like someone there by tapping on the Tinder Blue star icon whichdoes the same thing as swiping up a profile.

If you get a Super Like, you will also see the blue star on the profile that super liked you and if it is a match then you will also see the blue star in your match list next to the name of your match.

Tinder Purple Lightning Bolt Symbol

Tinder Purple Lightning bolt Icon

The Tinder Purple lightning bolt is the icon of Tinder Boost and Super Boost, which are premium features that allow you to be the top profile in your neighborhood for 30 or 180 minutes so that your profile can get more views and you can get more matches on Tinder.

You can tap the purple lightning bolt on your Discovery screen which will active your Tinder Boost or Super Boost if you have it or you will be directed to a sales page where you can buy a Tinder Boost or Super Boost.

If you match with someone while using a Boost, the pink lightning bolt will appear next to her name as well in the match list.

Tinder X Symbol

Tinder X icon

Tinder X is the icon of the left swipe or “Nope” on Tinder, so if you don’t want to match with someone you can tap on this and the profile you see right now will be swiped left.

Most people rarely use this red X icon as left swiping a profile is more intuitive on a mobile phone.

Tinder Rewind Symbol

Tinder Rewind Arrow Icon

Tinder Rewind icon is the symbol of the Rewind feature that allows you take back your last swiping decision whether it was a left swipe, a right swipe or a Super Like.

Tapping the Rewind icon won’t work if you matched with someone right after you liked her profile. In this case, we would suggest going to the profile of the new match and you can unmatch with her.

Tinder Rewind also only works if you are a Tinder Plus or Gold subscriber, you cannot use it for free only if you are a premium subscriber.

What does the gold heart mean on Tinder?

The Tinder Gold heart is the icon of the Likes You feature which shows you who liked you before you would swipe right them.

Tinder Gold Heart

If you are a Tinder Gold subscriber you can view these profiles and you can swipe right them and get an instant match. In this case the gold heart icon will appear next to their names showing that you were able to match with them thanks to the Likes You feature.

Even if you don’t have a Tinder Gold Subscription, you can see the gold heart symbol in your match list in the upper left corner.

Tinder Gold Heart in match list

If you tap on it, you will see the profile that liked you but their picture will be blurred. You can either purchase Tinder Gold or use the famous blur hack to see those profiles for free.

Tinder Gold Diamond Symbol

Tinder Gold Diamond

The Tinder diamond is the icon of Tinder Top Picks a premium feature that curates the top 10 profiles for 24 hours.

You can see the Tinder Gold Diamond when you have access to Tinder Gold subscription. When you navigate to the Top Picks screen and tap into the profile, you will see the gold diamond next to the person’s name.

If you like that profile and she likes you back then you will also see the Tinder Gold diamond symbol in your match list as well next to the name of your match.

Tinder Blue Shield Symbol

Tinder Blue Shield Icon

Tinder Blue Shield icon can be found on your matches’ profile and lets you either report or unmatch  your match. When you tap on it, you can choose if you want to report someone or just umatch him.

We have separate articles on unmatching someone on Tinder, or reporting your match on Tinder if you are interested in more details.

Tinder Blue Checkmark Symbol

Tinder Blue Checkmark

Tinder blue checkmark is the Tinder icon that will show up when a profile has been verified by Tinder.

Unlike on other social platforms, you don’t have to be a celebrity to get this, you only have to take some selfies so that Tinder can verify that you are really you.

It is a relatively new feature so you might not be able to verify your profile yet and receive the blue checkmark. Once you are able to it is a great hack to verify your profile as soon as you can, as you get a nice social boost from the blue checkmark icon as not a lot of people use it yet.

Tinder Notification’s Red Dot Symbol

Tinder notification red dot

Whenever there is a new update on Tinder, such as when you have a new match, someone sent you a message, etc. you will see the red dot indicating that there is a something new worth checking out.

Tinder Dice Icon

There appears to be a new feature on Tinder that comes with a dice icon next to the messages.

Tinder Dice icon

Next to the dice icon, you can see a randomly generated opening message that you can send you right away if you like it.

Tinder Black heart

If you used a specific feature on Tinder Diamond subscription, you might bump into the following black heart icon if someone likes you back.

Tinder Black heart icon

Tinder Green Dot Symbol

The Tinder Green Dot is the symbol you can see when someone has been recently active in the app, that usually means they have been active in the last 24 hours.

Official Tinder Logo

The official Tinder logo has also gone through some changes over the years. Until 2017 the logo also has the full Tinder text in it:

Tinder Old Logo

In 2017 they changed it to a more minimalistic style, got rid of the text and started to use only the flame icon as their official logo. The logo resembles a flame or a red heart also, which is referring to love, attraction, hotness of using Tinder.

Tinder New Company Logo Flame

If you are interested in some analysis about Tinder logo, you can check out this video as well:

Are there any Tinder Symbols or Icons we missed out and you have no idea what it means? Let us know in the comments below and we will help you out.