MORE HOT PRIVILEGE – A few days ago I riled against the hot female privilege. Today, another example of the hotness privilege of the “1 Pretty %”:
Tinder has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select, which is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs, super models, and other hyper-attractive/upwardly affluent types.
One source who was using the app said it’s “for celebrities and people who do really well on Tinder.”
It appears that Tinder has invited people to the platform, some of whom have the ability to ‘nominate’ others. But those who were nominated can’t nominate anyone else, which prevents the members-only layer of the app from spreading uncontrollably. It’s unclear exactly how Tinder decides who gets invited and who doesn’t, but the common thread among those on the Select app is that they’re generally attractive and relatively high-profile.
One factor that might be included in the Tinder Select criteria could be the Tinder Elo score, which is an algorithmic rating system across all Tinder users based on ‘thousands and thousands’ of signals.
No, I haven’t been invited. Yes, I know how outraged you feel on my behalf.
Of course rather than catering to the dating elite, Tinder should do something about properly servicing the mainstream; the silent(ly) swiping majority. This morning, for example, there were only about 10 genuine new profiles in my area, and over a 100 fake ones. This is why Trump happened.