Tinder Top Picks – Worth buying Tinder Gold for it?

Written by: John Branson
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Tinder Top Picks is the second feature Tinder has developed for users who subscribe to its Gold subscription. Is it worth buying Gold for it?

In this article, we will answer this question as well as any other question you have ever had about this feature. What is it and how does it work, how does Tinder chooses the profiles to show there, its price, and at last but not least also give you an honest review based on our experience whether it is a useful feature and should you buy gold for it.

Also, you can find an FAQ section at the of this article with the most frequently asked questions.

What is Tinder Top Picks?

Tinder Picks

Tinder Top Picks is pre premium Tinder feature that is “designed to highlight your most swipe-worthy potential matches.” Every user has one Top Pick per day, but Tinder Gold subscribers get an additional 9 Top Picks per day to choose from. When you match with a Tinder Top Pick, you will see a gold diamond icon next to her name..

These Tinder Top Picks are shown for 24 hours and whether you swipe them or not, every 24 hours you get a new batch of top 10 Picks. Therefore, we recommend you always swipe these picks right when you see them if you want to have the chance of matching with them.

We will get into more details about Tinder Top Picks in the next paragraphs or you can check out this video that quickly sums up how Tinder Top Picks work:

Where you can find the Tinder Top Picks?

If you are a gold subscriber, open up Tinder the go to your Discover Screen (where you can swipe profiles) and use the Gold Flame icon to check out your daily batch of Top Picks.

Tinder Top Picks

How Tinder chooses Tinder Top Picks?

The official answer from Tinder is that the app’s algorithm combines a user’s profile interests, along with their swiping behavior in order to curate the day’s Top Picks for them.

To give a more detailed and direct answer, Tinder uses its artificial intelligence capabilities and uses Amazon AWS image recognition, some text recognition algorithm, and your swipe history to come up with the top picks.

How does Tinder label Top Pick profiles with “Scientist”, “Athlete”, “Adventurer”, “Creative” etc. traits?

Again, Tinder relies on some AI technologies such as image and text recognition to analyze users’ profiles and based on that information tries to categorize Top Picks profile.

According to our experience, these are quite useless, a lot of times they showed someone as a scientist when she didn’t even have a degree or anything to do with any scientific endeavor. So, these are nice, fun traits, but don’t base your decision on liking them on these.

Tinder Top Picks Cost

If you don’t have Tinder Gold, you cannot buy extra Top Picks besides the free one every user gets every day. If you have Tinder Gold, you can buy extra Top Picks above the daily top 10 you have access to.

You can buy 10 Top Picks for 2.9 USD, 20 Top Picks for 3.8 USD or 30 Top Picks for 4.8 USD. These prices as always with Tinder premium features can change based on your age, gender and location.

To have access to the 10 Top Picks and the other Gold feature, Likes You, you have to pay around 30-40% more compared to a regular Tinder Plus package.

So, for example, one month of Tinder Gold is around 29.99 USD whereas a Tinder Plus for month starts around 19.99 USD. You have to take these cost increase into account when you are thinking about getting Tinder Gold and these two exclusive features.

Tinder Top Picks Review: is it worth buying Tinder Gold for it?

Based on our experience, Top Picks is not a very useful feature. They definitely show really attractive profiles, so most of the time 9 out of 10 profiles you will find very attractive, and like them.

Tinder Top picks worth it

However, these right swipes rarely end up in real matches. The reason for this is that these girls and guys are already considered Top profiles based on Tinder algorithm, and their profiles are shown a million times per day and are getting a ton of matches anyway. You won’t get any special treatment just because you liked them on your Top Picks selection.

So, if you are thinking about upgrading your Tinder Plus to Tinder Gold or want to decide whether you should buy Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus, only base that decision whether the Likes You feature is valuable to you or not.

Buying Extra Tinder Top Picks

Based on this review we don’t really suggest you buy more Top Picks. You can better spend that money on buying extra Boost or if you have the money, SuperBoost. They will give you way more matches so you have a chance dor actually start flirting with those people.

Top Picks Tinder  – Frequently Asked Questions

Why Did My Tinder Top Picks Disappear?

In Tinder Gold your Top 10 Picks profiles only appear for 24 hours. If the 24 hours is over and you don’t do anything with them, the old Tinder Top Picks profiles will disappear and you will get new ones.

Can I Buy More Tinder Top Picks?

Yes, you can, but you have to have Tinder Gold to able to purchase more. You can purchase more in bundles of 10 for 0.29 USD each, 20 for 0.19 USD each, or 30 for 0.16 USD each. Keep in mind that these picks also last for only 24 hours before they disappear.

Are Tinder Top Picks Real Profiles?

Yes, they are real profiles, Tinder Top Picks is not a scam. Most likely if their profile is included in the top pick they won’t be shown up in your regular swiping deck on that day, so if you want to like them you have to swipe them in the Top Picks screen.

Are Profiles In My tinder Top Picks Selection Within My Distance?

No, based on our experience, they can be outside of the distance radius you set at your profile settings.

Should You SuperLike Your Tinder Top Picks?

Basically, you can, and Tinder even incentivizes you to do so by tapping the blue star on their profiles, but our hunch is that it is not worth it as these profiles will get a ton of SuperLikes anyway, so the added benefits of a Superlike won’t really matter for these profiles.