In the free version of Tinder, for example, users are given a restricted number of swipes per day, while people who have opted for a paid package can enjoy unlimited swipes, allowing them to make more connections.
In the free version of Tinder, you can ‘super like’ someone once per day. This means that you don’t have to wait until the user comes across your profile and swipes right on you; they can see that you liked them and are prompted to respond right away. The paid version of the app offers five ‘super likes’.
This function allows a user to see who has already swiped right on their profile. This feature is only available to Gold subscribers. These users report that it really saves time and effort while looking for interesting profiles.
Dating app development can be lucrative if the product successfully links people. You can apply different strategies for generating profit.
Subscriptions (Freemium Model)
Basic versions of dating apps are generally free of charge, but users can pay for access to additional features if they want. Consider Tinder’s paid features discussed above. Try to come up with your own original premium features to stand out on the saturated ple, an app like Tinder may offer subscriptions that give users the option to go back and make corrections if they swiped left on someone by mistake.
Subscriptions can come at different levels. They can be offered on a timed basis (for example, monthly plans) or permanently.
Advertisements are always a good way to generate funds when most users are using the free version of the dating app.
Integration – Gifts and Third-Party Services
Mobile app developers can, for example, link an online restaurant portal inside the application. This would give users the ability to plan a date when they are matched with someone and book a reservation at the nearest partner restaurant. For a dating app, you might also want to integrate with gift shops, flower shops, etc.
Tweak the Concept
Don’t just clone an existing app. Think of fresh twists and additions to Tinder’s model. Gather all your ideas and pitch them to different audiences to get a refined version.
Find Your Audience
Find a way to make your product stand out, because there are hundreds of other dating apps out there. Determine who you want to target and offer them specific benefits that no other app does.
Choose Technology Stack
You might have a great vision, but you need to be able to bring it to life. Don’t downplay the importance of finding professionals who can help you turn your ideas into reality. Your team should probably include:
Build the Feature Set
No matter how you customize it, the core functionality should be added to your prospective dating application. Building out from this set of requirements should help guide you:
- Gender variability
- Push notifications
- Swiping matching
- User-friendly settings
- Third-party affiliated portals
Work with Design
People will be using your app to look for attractive pictures. Ideally, the app itself should be visually appealing, too. To make your app unique and engaging, you need a beautiful interface design, formatting and fonts, logo, swiping, and much more.
Use analytics to monitor KPIs, i.e. the number of people signing up, active users, etc. Implement measures to identify and remove junk accounts to keep user satisfaction high. Read your user reviews carefully and constantly.
If you receive negative feedback, don’t be discouraged. There will be users who are exclusively Tinder-oriented. They are not your target audience.