If you’ve swiped through Tinder and spotted a user’s profile that appears to be thousands of miles away within your filtered “10-mile radius” search, chances are they’re using an exclusive feature available only to Tinder Plus subscribers called Tinder Passport.
Tinder Passport is basically like a real-life passport you’d use at an airport — only difference is you might catch feels, and not flights. Passport gives users the option to set their location anywhere in the world and swipe as if they’re really there. A person could start swiping in London from KLIA, match and chat with people using in-flight WiFi (with extra $$$), and have a date lined up before the plane even touches down at Heathrow.
Passport changes the swiping game for travelers, and it’s especially useful for anyone who goes to school or works miles away from their hometown. And if you’re planning to study abroad, you can stock up on overseas hotties now, so you’ll already have a potential pool of friends and dates for when you finally arrive.
How to sign up and change your location? Here’s how to access Tinder Plus:
To subscribe to Tinder Plus, just tap the icon on the top left-hand corner of the main screen, select ‘Get Tinder Plus’, and follow the instructions. Note: You can cancel your Tinder Plus subscription at anytime.
And here’s how to switch the location you’re swiping in:
Tap the profile icon at the top of the main screen. Go to ‘Settings’ or ‘App Settings.’ Tap ‘Swiping in’ (on Android) or ‘Location’ (on iOS). Select ‘Add a new location.’ Type a location, select it from your search results, and when a pin appears, tap the blue banner to start swiping in this location.
So go forth and swipe way, way outside of Tinder’s standard 100-mile radius. There’s no need to let your current location limit whom you could possibly meet.
Passport is part of a suite of cool features only available to Tinder Plus subscribers, with other features including hide ads, the ability to re-do your last swipe if you messed up, match with an unlimited number of people and more. The monthly membership costs USD9.99 if you’re under 30 and USD19.99 if you’re over 30.
Would you try Tinder Passport? Let us know!