Tinder becomes highest grossing app on Apple's App Store

Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple's online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile games like 'Clash Royale.'

Tinder, which made its debut five years ago, lets people swipe left or right on profiles to indicate those that they like as possible date partners.

The dating application's ascension to the top came quickly after it announced this week the worldwide roll-out of a new 'Gold' service with features including the ability of subscribers to see who out there has 'liked' them.

Tinder Gold was described in a blog post as a 'members-only service, offering our most exclusive features: Passport, Rewind, Unlimited Likes, five Super Likes per day' and more.

'Now you can sit back, enjoy a fine cocktail, and browse through profiles at your leisure.'

Tinder, owned by a Match Group subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp, boasts some 50 million users and is reported to be valued at several billion dollars. dailymail.co.uk