Now, an older-than-30 user like “Gemma” here won’t have to worry about paying more for “Tinder Plus,” at least in California. (credit: NHS/PA Wire)
The online dating service Tinder must change one of its key monetization strategies.

A Los Angeles appellate court reversed a lower court’s decision on Monday and told Tinder to stop charging older users more money per month for its “Tinder Plus” service.
The proposed class-action lawsuit, filed by Tinder user Allan Candelore in February 2016, alleged that Tinder engaged in illegal age discrimination by charging its 30-and-older users $19.99 per month for Tinder Plus while offering younger users either $9.99 or $14.99 monthly subscription rates for the same services.

Tinder Plus includes app perks such as additional “super-likes” which are more likely to attract a dater’s response.
In an initial trial, Tinder’s defense argued that the pricing was based on market testing that showed a market-driven reason to offer lower prices to “budget constrained” users.
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