Under the premium version, unlimited “likes" will no longer be free.Users will also have to shell out for features that previously let them undo swipes and connect with people in different locations.Critics have quickly swiped left to Tinder's new tiered plan, with the tech blog Endgadget panning the pricing scale and calling it “sleazy.” Tinder itself has defended the move.

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“Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age, like Spotify does for students, for example," she said.

"Tinder is no different; during our testing we’ve learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about Tinder Plus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger.” For singles reluctant to commit to a higher price plan, do check out some of the dating app options available in Singapore. Paktor Among the handful of locally developed mobile dating applications that have surfaced in the past few years, Paktor - which means “to go on a date” in Cantonese - has emerged as a popular name and is one of the largest players in Asia.

While Paktor only launched in April 2013, it attracted about 40,000 users from Singapore alone within the first two weeks, Mr Joseph Phua, one of the app's co-founders told Business Times.

As of October last year, the app boasted a seven-figure membership base, he told The Straits Times.

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The popular dating app Tinder on Monday started charging for premium features but the move has been criticised for making older users pay more, AFP reported.

The app allows smartphone users to find partners based on their vicinity and age range by swiping to “like” potential matches.

Users who both swipe right to "like" their potential matches are then able to contact each other.