The hottest people on Tinder are using a secret version of the app

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Think you know everything about Tinder? Guess again.

The company is testing a secret version of its app called Tinder Select, a invitation-only service reserved for some of the app's more influential users: the really rich, really famous, really successful and, yes, the really hot.

Rather than being a separate app, the service, first reported by TechCrunch, is a section of the existing Tinder app that's activated when a user is invited to join.

Sort of like an exclusive club within Tinder, users who are part of Select are matched with each other, though they continue to see matches from "normal" Tinder users as well, according to someone who has seen Select.

It's not clear what exactly qualifies someone to be part of Select, but it seems Tinder has curated the group pretty closely. Some users who are part of the service are able to invite others to join as well.

Tinder has created features to lure more celebrity users in the past. The company introduced verified profiles in 2014. Apparently, its more famous users had trouble getting dates because people thought their profiles were fake.

"This will allow celebrities to enter Tinder in a different way," Tinder CEO Sean Rad said at the time. Now, it appears the company is looking to do even more to help famous and influential users find each other.

Tinder is far from the first dating app to court "elite" users.

The League, another dating app that's only for the good-looking and successful, vets all new users based on their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, and at times has had a waiting list well into the six digits.

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Jamie Yeo finds love on Tinder

  • Love is in the air for Jamie Yeo, who got to know her current boyfriend after two weeks on the dating app Tinder.
  • In an interview with 8 Days magazine, the Gold 905FM DJ revealed that her boyfriend of six months is Rupert, a 38-year-old British expat working at a consultancy firm.
  • Yeo, who is also a TV host, said that they only met eight months after connecting through Tinder in 2015.
  • During that eight months, the former Growing Up actress was dating someone else.
  • While Yeo, who will turn 40 years old this year, shared that Rupert wants to marry her this year, she did not divulge any more details.
  • She also told the weekly magazine that she was straightforward in her Tinder profile and made no attempts to hide her celebrity or single-mother status.
  • Yeo has a daughter with Thorsten Nolte, a British expatriate whom she divorced in Feb 2015. Before Nolte, Yeo was married to SPH DJ Glenn Ong.
  • Yeo isn't the first local celebrity to venture into dating apps. Actress-model Sheila Sim, who will be marrying this year, also met her fiance on a dating app.
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