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Tinder Likes: How They Help You Find a Perfect Match

Sophie Simons
February 21, 2024

Are you struggling to get the best match on Tinder? Do you feel you need help figuring out where to start on Tinder? You are probably finding it challenging to manage your likes on Tinder. Or, you may not know how to use them properly and make a great impression on the platform. 

If so, then here is a solution. In this blog, you will find answers to a few selected questions that you often face while using Tinder. The answers will not only help you manage your likes/swipes but also help you find your best match in a limited period of time. 

Let’s dive into it to help you use Tinder better.

How Tinder Likes work

Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps in recent times. If you are a newbie on this platform, it is normal to get overwhelmed with likes. Well, after opening your account, you get to see the photos, short bio, age, location, and other special interests of your potential matches in your home feed. 

On Tinder, you need to swipe to see other people’s profiles. When you swipe right, it means you like the profile, while if you swipe left, it indicates you are not interested in the profile. 

How many Tinder likes do you get on per day? 

There is controversy among Tinder users about how many swipes/likes they can get per day. It can vary from person to person, location, age, and how long you stay in the app. 

Well, in the free version of Tinder, the number of people you can like is limited. In simple, Tinder gives over 100 swipes for 12 hours. 

However, the Tinder algorithm changes quite frequently. These days, a guy usually gets 30-50 likes, while a girl can get over 50 likes. 

Now, you’ve got an idea of how many swipes you can get on Tinder’s free version. If you are someone who wants to explore more, then there are other options! Tinder offers different paid versions, such as: 

  1. Tinder Plus
  2. Tinder Gold
  3. Tinder Platinum

In the paid versions, users can get as many likes and rewinds as they want. In addition, they come with other features like monthly boosts, super likes, passports, and rewinds.

Do likes expire on Tinder?

People share different experiences regarding the expiration of likes on Tinder. 

According to Quora, Tinder likes usually remain for 24 hours. For instance, if someone likes you and you don’t get back in 24 hours, then Tinder brings other people into your profile. And you see less of the person who liked you. 

You might lose the chance to match with your potential date partner if you don’t like them back instantly. Besides, if someone disables their Tinder account, you can’t see their likes anymore. 

Like all other platforms, Tinder loves it when you spend more time in it. It shows more results when you are on Tinder for a longer period. Note that, in the free version, you can’t see the people who like you. 

However, in the paid version like Tinder Gold, you get the facility to see who likes or super-likes you, even if you don’t like them.

When do Tinder likes reset?

This is the most confusing question among Tinder users. Some people think it resets at midnight, while others think they need to wait for a certain period.

In the free version, Tinder usually allows around 100 likes/swipes for every user. If you keep swiping the profiles and reach the limit, then you need to wait 12 hours. 

After 12 hours, you get new likes and interact with others.

Sometimes, users fall into the dilemma of whether it is worth shifting to the Tinder paid version to get more likes.

Well, for that, you must know what Tinder’s free version offers. Tinder’s free version comes with a limited number of swipes. It means you can see a limited number of people, and you need to find your match among the limited number. 

In addition, Tinder’s free version allows you to chat with people and connect with them. Now, if you want to go beyond casual dates and want meaningful connections, then the paid features can help you. 

Bonus Tips

What are super likes on Tinder? 

Tinder likes are your pathway to finding your best match on this platform. Likes usually remind you that someone has an interest in you. 

However, getting a super like could be an amazing feeling for the Tinder users. It means someone has a special preference for you. When you swipe the profiles on Tinder, you get to see a blue star under every profile. Pressing the star button in a profile sends a special notification to the person on the profile. 

Super like is a great way to let your admirer know that you like him/her. Please remember, in the free version, you don’t get the feature super-like. 

And this is what makes a difference between Tinder’s free and paid version.


These days we are flooded with numerous dating apps. And it is common to get overwhelmed with the endless options the dating apps offer.

Unlike any other platform, Tinder stands out as different with its distinctive features. The features on Tinder are user-friendly. However, If you don’t know how to use them properly, you might lose the chance of meeting your best match.

The likes/swipe feature may seem simple but if you know how and when to use them, it can make all the difference. Who knows, one simple right swipe might take you to the person who is compatible with you. 

So, make sure you use the likes wisely on Tinder to meet your perfect match.

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Sophie Simons

Sophie Simons is a leading psychologist with a passion for enriching relationships. Through empathetic counseling and insightful guidance, she empowers couples and individuals to foster deeper connections, resolve conflicts, and create lasting harmony. Sophie's expertise in relationship advice has touched countless lives, making her a trusted source for building fulfilling partnerships.

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