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“They were fun times.” She also discovered a few surprises about the people in her town.
“Lots of guys that I would not think were into kink were on the app,” she adds.
A small percent of the people I match with respond or move past a few back and forth messages.” That wasn’t an issue for Molly, a 25-year-old producer in Leeds, England, who paid for Tinder Gold despite never planning to actually meet anyone from the app.
“Arguably getting Tinder Gold was basically just a vanity purchase to reassure myself that people would be interested in me if I started using it more seriously,” she says.
I would hate to miss out on meeting someone exciting just because they live six blocks away.” In South Carolina, 36-year-old legal professional Jessica (not her real name) paid for the premium kink-friendly app Feeld because that was the only way her profile could remain hidden from Facebook friends.
Due to her field of work and the fact that she lives in a small town in a conservative state, she didn’t want her precise sexual desires (profiles on Feeld ask users to list them) to be public knowledge.
The ego boost worked, however: “Seeing who has liked you is kind of wild; it’s completely overwhelming but it was very, interesting.” For 23-year-old writer Dylan, the draw of Grindr Xtra was expanding the radius of potential matches.
In New York City, where he’s based, the free version of the location-based app only showed him profiles within a couple of blocks.
Though convenience is great, I don’t want to limit my dating or hookup prospects to just a couple blocks from my apartment.
It may seem redundant, particularly when there are already dating apps where you can see who’s liked you that don’t cost a thing (Hinge, for instance).
But people are still paying for premium — lots of them.
“[It’s] been helpful in seeing who’s left in the dating pool, adjusting my expectations, and deciding what ‘trade-offs’ I’m willing to make,” she explains. “I definitely decided to match or message with some men I would’ve left-swiped on if I hadn’t known they were interested in me.
I think it’s such a fine line — being open to different types of men and giving ‘pink flags’ in profiles the benefit of the doubt, while still listening to your gut and not wasting your time going out with men you’ll never be interested in or are straight-up jerks.” That curiosity is the same reason Wynter, a 33-year-old engineer in Brooklyn, made the leap to Boost.