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At what point in the completely nightmarish process of online dating does one decide that it’s worth spending money on making that experience slightly less terrible? But a free-for-all doesn’t pay, which is why if you’ve ever spent time on Bumble, Ok Cupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, or any of the other zillion apps promising to make us feel a little less lonely, you’ve likely seen ads for a mysterious paid version of the very same service. The internet wrought popular paid services like in 1995, JDate in 1997, and e Harmony in 2000, but it wasn’t until Tinder invented the addictive “swipe” in 2013 that online dating became a true free-for-all.She says having the freedom to use an app without fear of being exposed introduced her to people she wouldn’t have met if she hadn’t known they were into her first.“I hooked up with two guys separately that were younger than my age range, so I would not have seen them if I had not paid for the app and saw that they liked me first,” she says.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.“In my opinion, if you live in a big, densely populated city, [the upgrade] makes a big difference.
Even if I wasn’t attracted to that person, it gave me some validation that I wasn’t a monster.” However, paying for Bumble didn’t improve her actual experience on the app.I had friends reviewing my photos and got the thumbs-up on quality.I think I’m an attractive person and couldn’t understand the issue — was the app broken or what?A week-long trial of Bumble Boost cost her about , which led to a month-long package (about ) and then a three-month package (about ).For Hannah, the biggest benefit was seeing who liked her before making the commitment to like them back.