What does a blue star mean on Tinder?

Tinder has dozens of symbols and features that have been added to the app over the last decade in a bid to keep it fun and spicy.

These features range from a Passport to change location, or Tinder Noonlight to help users stay safe.

They also include a variety of symbols, with one of these being a blue star icon that you may find come up frequently in your Tinder app.

What is a Blue Star on Tinder?

A blue star simply means that you’ve been super liked on the Tinder app by another user.

This is a level above liking someone’s profile by swiping right on them in the swiping deck. When you super like someone, they’ll be immediately notified of this.

They’ll then have the opportunity to swipe left or swipe right on you depending on whether they return the internet.

A blue star could also indicate that you’ve super liked the other person at some point in time, though you’d typically remember this as you only get super likes when upgrading to Tinder Gold and other premium users.

How to tell who super liked who?

Though you can both give super likes to each other, you’ll typically only see the blue star icon alone when using the Tinder app.

This makes it difficult to tell which one of you super liked the other. However, if you head into your Messages, as the top of your display it will say which one of you sent the super like.

So although you can’t see this within much of the Tinder app, you can see it by clicking into your Tinder messages.

How do I get Tinder Super Likes?

Though Super Likes used to be available to free users on Tinder, they’re now only available if you sign up for one of the premium services that Tinder offers.

For example with Tinder Gold, you’ll get super likes on a weekly basis given to your account. You can use them within the app to like any of the profiles you want.

This is usually 5 Tinder likes per week, which gives you the chance to like as many people on the dating app as you can.

Should I use Tinder Super Likes?

There are two different thought processes to using Tinder likes. On one hand, they can be extremely useful if you’re looking to get the attention of another user.

In an extremely busy area like London, this may be an essential to getting noticed by others in the Tinder Discovery screen, as you may not get the opportunity otherwise.

On the other hand, it can make you look a little desperate to some people. Super liking is dependent on the other person’s profile, but in most cases, you should probably go for it.

Tinder Gold users may as well use their super likes anyway, as your quota will run out at some point.


In the mobile dating app Tinder, if you get a blue star appearing next to another profile on the platform, this means that you’ve been super liked by them.

Or, it could mean that you’ve super liked the other person too – the blue star will pop up in your matches for both of you, no matter which way the like was given.

You can send super likes on Tinder by simply pressing the Super Like button, which is next to the like button – but, you’ll only be able to do this if you have upgraded to a Tinder premium service.

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