Maybe it’s the subpar options offered to me in my particular geographical region, maybe it’s because I’m extremely skeptical of everyone on Tinder, including myself, but sometimes I feel like I have the app purely to practice my “just say no” skills. It seems to be working, because I can press that “X” or swipe left like a son-of-a-bitch these days. However, I also believe I have left-swiped my future husband away no less than ten times. Wouldn’t it be nice to go back, even if for no other reason than you’ve left-swiped your entire opposite-sex catalogue and need to re-think your options (read: lower your standards)? Well that is now an option Tinder is going to offer its users…for a fee.
Tinder Plus (and I don’t mean plus size, though I do love a man with some insulation) will be a revenue-generating addition to Tinder that will allow users the option to pay to undo left-swipes. Tinder Plus also allows you to venture out to different locations in search of people to chat up about whatever it is you use Tinder for, “Tinder Passport” as they are calling it. Tinder Passport is catering to people who travel frequently, or I suppose those who get tired of the options in your surrounding area; whereas Undo is just for those of us out here with repetitive thumb motions and possibly one-eyeing the screen.
I’m not sure if I’ll be paying to start undoing what’s already been done at my left hand of fate, or if I’ll just keep leaving it up to the Tinder gods to reel that person back around to me when I’m a few more drinks in. I’ve been advocating for a “maybe”/“ask me again later” button for quite some time now. I guess this will have to do until then, or until the opposite-sex traffic picks up around my patio where I’ll inevitably be sitting in the meantime, one hand holding the wine, the other swiping to my heart’s desire.