Tinder Revenue and Usage Statistics (2021)

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What is Tinder?

Tinder is the most popular mobile dating app in the world letting users meet new people, meet locals while traveling, and expand their social network. 

How does Tinder work?

If a user swipe right, it means a like in Tinder. Swipe left means passing a person because the user doesn’t want to meet. If someone likes a user back, it means “Match”. In Tinder’s algorithm two people only “match” if they have a common interest. After matching, users can start chatting. Users can unmatch someone or report a match with a reason to make a match disappear from their match list. However, after unmatching someone, users cannot undo this action because it is permanent. 

What is Tinder ‘Top Picks’?

Available for Tinder Gold and Tinder Platinum, Top Pics is a premium feature where users are shown the set of the most swipe-worthy potential matches. Free and Tinder Plus users receive only one Top Pick per day while Gold and Platinum users are provided with a set of Top Picks that is available for 24 hours. Top Picks profiles are refreshed every 24 hours with a new set of profiles. 

What is Tinder Gold?

Tinder Gold is a type of premium subscription where Tinder users are allowed to:

  • Top Picks 
  • Rewind, where users can take back their last Like or Pass to avoid an accidental pass
  • 5 Super Likes Daily, where a potential match appears in his/her cardstack with a bright blue border and star
  • See who likes a user before he/she like or pass
  • Ad-free experience
  • Unlimited Likes
  • Passport to match with others from around the world
  • 1 Boost a month, where a user can be a top profile in his/her area for 30 minutes

What is Tinder Plus?

Tinder Plus is a premium subscription where Tinder users have:

  • Ad-free usage
  • Passport feature for worldwide matching
  • Rewind to take back an accidental pass
  • 5 Super Likes a day to be featured on a potential match’s cardstack
  • 1 Boost monthly for being featured in a user’s area
  • Unlimited Likes 
  • Daily Top Picks 
  • See who Likes You before a user like or pass

What is Tinder Platinum?

In Tinder Platinum, a user is allowed for:

  • Prioritizing likes with Priority Likes features by showing Likes and Super Likes to a potential match before the likes of non-subscribers
  • Daily Top Picks
  • Unlimited Likes
  • No ads
  • Passport feature for matching worldwide
  • 5 Super Likes a day
  • 1 Boost monthly
  • Rewind feature
  • Messaging before matching by attaching a message to a Super Like
  • Seeing who Likes You before a user like or pass

Tinder – Company Overview

HeadquarterLos Angeles, California
OfficesDublin, Dallas, Seattle
Number of Employees680+
Founded Date2012
FoundersChristopher Gulczynski, Dinesh Moorjani, Jonathan Badeen, Justin Mateen, Sean Rad
Crunchbase ProfileProfile Link
Google PlayApp Store Link
App StoreApp Store Link

Tinder User & Usage Stats (2021)

  • As of May 2021, Tinder was the most downloaded dating app in the world, with more than 6.5 million monthly downloads. (Statista)
  • Tinder was the #1 grossing app overall worldwide in the last twelve months through March 31, 2021 across all apps, excluding games. (Match)
  • As of March 2021, 76% of US Tinder users on the Android platform were male (Statista)
  • As of the fourth quarter of 2020, Tinder reached to more than 6.7 million average subscribers. (Match)
  • Tinder, with 66 million average monthly active users, dominated the dating market worldwide with 53.8% of the market share during the last quarter 2020, according to analytics firm Apptopia. (Reuters)
  • As of August 2020, Tinder is the number one dating app worldwide preferred by adults (SKYN)
  • As of May 2020, It is the most popular dating app in Google Play with 3.24 million global monthly downloads. (Priori Data)
  • As of June 2020, 72% of Tinder users on Android in the United States is male. (App Ape)
  • As of June 2020, 37.5% of Tinder users in the U.S. are using the app on a daily basis. (App Ape)
  • As of June 2020, 34.7% of Tinder users on Android in the U.S. are actively using the app ⅓ of a month. (App Ape)
  • As of April 2020, adults aged 33 to 44 years were most likely to use Tinder in the United States (Statista)
  • The number of paid Tinder subscribers was 6.03 million in the first quarter of 2020, up 2.25% as compared to the last quarter of 2019. (Statista)
  • In April 2020, daily average Swipes coming from female users under the age of 30 increased by 37% compared to the last week of February. (Match Group)
  • Tinder sparks 26 million matches every day in 2020. 
  • Since its launch, Tinder has sparked 30 billion matches.  
  • As of 2020, Tinder is available in 190+ countries. (Tinder)
  • Daily first-time subscribers increased by 1% in April 2020. (Match Group)
  • Tinder Google Play Usage Rank in the United States as of August 17 is 9. (Similar Web).
  • Tinder App Store Rank in categories in the United States as of August 17 (Similar Web)

Tinder Revenue Statistics (2021)

  • Tinder Direct Revenue was $1.4 billion for the full 2020, an 18% increase year-over-year. (Match)
  • As of January 31st in 2021, Tinder generated the largest in-app purchase revenue in the past month amounting to more than $65 million. (Statista)
  • Within the second quarter of 2020, Tinder’s revenue grew 15% year-over-year, driven by 18% average subscribers growth to 6.2 million, partially offset by 2% decline in ARPU. (Match Group)
  • At the end of the first quarter of 2020, Tinder revenue grew by 31% year-over-year, with 28% y-over-y growth in Average Subscribers and 2% ARPU growth. (Match Group)
  • The estimated revenue of Tinder from the App Store is $38 million worldwide in July 2020. (SensorTower)
  • Within 2019, Tinder brought $1.2 billion in revenue. (Match Group
  • In the fourth quarter of 2019, Tinder generated $66.4 million in revenue in iOS in the United States, followed by $8.28 million in revenue from the United Kingdom. (Statista)

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