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Tinder has a secret, members-only section, and you’re not invited

by Josh Levenson | March 8, 2017March 8, 2017 9:00 am PDT

Tinder has reportedly been operating an exclusive invite-only section of its popular swipe dating platform, called Tinder Select, which aims to match celebrities, millionaires, models and other hyper-attractive individuals.

Speaking to TechCrunchan anonymous source said that Tinder Select was designed for “celebrities and people who do really well on Tinder.” For this reason, members are manually chosen to join the service, though certain users have the ability to nominate others.

To prevent the amount of people with access to the secret layer of the application (yes, — Tinder Select is located in the regular Tinder client) from spreading uncontrollably, those nominated by another user are unable to nominate their friends.

It’s believed that the service has been operational for around six months, suggesting that the firm may not be planning to publicly announce it anytime soon. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. After all, nobody wants to be told that they’re not popular enough to use something.

What about the coveted verification badge?

This isn’t the first time that Tinder has attempted to cater to the dating needs of its famous clientele. Back in 2015, the company followed in Twitter’s footsteps by introducing a verification badge, which public figures can request (if they haven’t received it automatically) by sending an email to


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...