Passport to Love: New "Tinder Plus" Features Make It Easier to Date Abroad

·Contributing Editor

First comes swiping, then comes love… (Photo: Tinder) 

The popular dating app Tinder released an upgraded version today called Tinder Plus that makes it way easier for you to meet your match while you’re traveling. 

If you choose to buy the upgrade, which is $9.99 per month, the GPS-based app now offers a “passport” feature that lets you find potential matches in your destination of choice before you actually go there—so you can start chatting with them in advance. Previously, you had to be in the actual area in order to see your potentials. 

Related: The Reason You Absolutely Must Tinder While Traveling 

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Oh, the places you’ll date… (Photo: Tinder)

Say, for example, you’re going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in two months. In the past, if you wanted to meet the man or woman of your dreams there, you would have had to wait until you got there to start swiping. But now, you can select “Rio de Janeiro” as your location ahead of time (just click on the blue airplane, as shown in the photo above), and you’ll see all of the other Tinderers who are in that area. Important: You can only be in one location at a time. So if you live in New York City and choose to “discover people” in Rio, you won’t be able to see your fellow New Yorkers until you select New York again. 

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You could watch this Rio sunset with your future husband or wife. Just saying. (Photo: Thinkstock) 

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Tinder Plus, which costs $9.99 per month, also lets you “take back” a like now, meaning if you accidentally choose a match that you don’t actually think is cute, you have the option to delete your selection. 


Allison’s love game may be on point, but it isn’t for everyone. (Photo: Tinder)

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Tinder is in 140 countries total, and one million new users join it each week. And of course, if you do choose to “Tinder Travel” (yeah, it’s a verb), be careful. If you’re meeting for the first time, meet at a public bar, let someone know where you’ll be, and make sure your phone is charged. Otherwise, let the foreign flirting begin. 

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