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Tinder Select: By Invite Only And Why We're Not In It

Update Date: Mar 09, 2017 08:02 AM EST

Tinder Select, the secret and invite-only version of the immensely popular dating app, Tinder, has been brought to light. The so-called elite version of the app only comprises of celebrities, CEOs, models, and those who do extremely well in the regular Tinder app.

How Are Users Selected?

The reports that have been gathered indicated that it is still unclear how one can progress from the regular app to Tinder Select and how the company decides who should. One speculation is that it is based on the desirability rating of the individual or what the company terms as the ELO score, much like the chess rankings.

Per The Verge, another idea that has been floated is that the individual on Tinder Select can nominate another individual. The invitee though cannot invite someone to Tinder Select as the buck stops there.

How The Secret App Looks Like

Users on the popular Reddit site have given information that that the Tinder Select has a navy blue-themed interface, much different than the orange that we are used to. There is also a navy blue "S" on at the top where the flame in the regular Tinder app usually is.

According to Engadget, the Tinder Select app also allows users to switch from regular Tinder to the elite site, which makes sense because of the limited number of users in the exclusive version.

Tinder Still Mum About Reports

The company is still quiet on the existence of Tinder Select and has not released any statement yet. If reports prove to be true, then this is the company's answer to similar exclusive dating apps like Raya, which is reported to have magazine models and celebrities, and The League - that is also invite-only for professionals.

VIBee, another dating app, which directly competes with Tinder, plans to relaunch its own social dating app with a similar invite-only approach.

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