Tinder’s pricing model discriminates against people over 30, a California appeals court has found.
Tinder Plus, the dating app’s premium services, charges people over 30 $19.99 a month — not a bank-breaker, but a significantly higher fee than the $14.99 or $9.99 they charge people under 30 for the same service.
Tinder argues that younger millennials have a tighter budget and “need a lower price to pull the trigger,” according to a report by NPR.
But appeals court Judge Brian Currey disagrees. He says that Tinder is using a “class-based generalization” about older users’ incomes in order to charge them more than younger users.
“Accordingly, we swipe left, and reverse,” he says of his ruling.
In addition to Tinder’s free swipe, match and chat features, Tinder Plus allows users to adjust the location where they want to find matches and re-swipe on people they’ve rejected in the past.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.