All dating apps have some pay-to-play feature. Their subscription services have hidden features behind paywalls and leave the user wanting more.
More than often, we're tempted to want to purchase some or all of the hidden features. Popular apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge hold users from being matched until you pay the app money.
If you're a college student, there may be a situation where you want to hide that you're paying a dating service from your parents.
If they're paying your credit card bill, telling them when they see a dating app come up as a charge may be awkward. It's easier if it comes up as something normal; that way, there are no guilty explanations to be dealt with.
How Tinder Appears On a Credit Card
For instance, in many cases, Apple's App Store will display the purchase as “App Store Purchase.” This depends on the bank and the credit card you're using.
If you're a Google customer, it may appear as “Google* Tinder” on your statement. We recommend purchasing a .99 item from a completely different mobile app in the app store and asking to see your parents for the statement. This will give you the best idea if the charge appears visible.
How Bumble Appears On a Credit Card
Seeing Bumble charges on a credit or debit card also completely depends on the phone's operating system. As mentioned, if Apple is the provider, it will be charged through the app store; it may not appear on the statement.
However, if you're using an Android, there's a good chance that whoever owns the credit card will be able to see the purchases on the statement. The bumble purchase on the credit card will show up as “Google *Bumble.” There is no way around this, as Google is completely transparent with the credit card user. Continue reading "How Do Dating Apps Appear On Credit Cards?"