Us commoners know Tinder as the infamous dating app where we go to find someone as common as ourselves to get drinks with, hook up twice, and then never talk to again. And then we repeat the process.
However, there’s one secret realm of Tinder that you’ve never heard of, reserved for celebrities, models, CEOs, and other hyper-beautiful high rollers, called Tinder Select. So basically, it’s like The League or Raya, but on Tinder.
Now, you might be wondering, just how does one get an ego-boosting invitation to become a member of Tinder Select?
Well, apparently, Tinder itself picks out the cream of the crop using your "Elo score," which is your secret rating of desirability, and once in the ranks, those people can nominate others to join the party.
However, the nominations stop there, because Tinder Select needs to keep the elite layer as selective as possible. I guess they don't want all the common plebes of Tinder (no offense to us all) sending out invitations willy-nilly and contaminating the pool of successful, wealthy, beautiful singles.
Even though Tinder never openly acknowledged the existence of this bougie, invite-only version of the app, it definitely exists. Just ask Nathan McAlone from Business Insider, who's been personally using the feature for the past few months.
"If you are a Tinder Select member, the algorithm is stacked in your favor — and I'm not talking about a little bit. It feels like some giant Cupid is sitting on your side of the scale," he says, making me wish I was baller enough to snag an invite.
Anyway, if you’re ever lucky enough to get a nomination to join the Tinder Select ranks, congratulations. You’re obviously hot and rich. But if you don’t, no worries. I'm sure you're beautiful on the inside.
H/T: Business Insider