How many people who you swipe right on, swipe right too? Do you include education and career information in your profile? Jonathan Badeen, Tinder’s VP of product, compares it to the video game .“I used to play a long time ago, and whenever you play somebody with a really high score, you end up gaining more points than if you played someone with a lower score,” he says.Now, in an instant, I’d learn exactly how I ranked on Tinder. The team did a drum roll, and for a brief second I thought by a fluke I’d turn out to be the No. Something about “upper end of average” didn’t exactly do wonders for my ego.1 ranked Tinder user—a narcissistic notion not dissimilar to how I felt when I left the SATs in high school, having guessed my way through the final section yet still believing I’d somehow get a perfect score. I leaned into the screen to see the data up close, but Solli-Nowlan threw his hand up to block my sight.“Don’t go staring at my screen,” he joked.
It can be jarring to look up your own score, as if it’s a proxy for how friendly or polite you are (a friend who learned that her score was below 4.7 recently wondered aloud to me whether this meant she was an asshole).“People are really polarized on even just a photographic level: Some people really favor facial hair, while some do not.