What Is Tinder Boost?
A Tinder Boost sends your profile near the top of your potential matches’ swiping queue for 30 minutes.
In essence, when you use a Boost, a lot more users see and swipe on your profile than usual. Tinder claims this can get you up to 10x more matches. (But it still really depends on the quality of your profile as to how many matches you’ll get from it.)
You can purchase a Boost at any time while you’re swiping through profiles on the app. You automatically get 1 per month when you subscribe to Tinder Platinum or Tinder Gold.
Do my Boost Matches See That I Was Using Boost?
When your Boost is over, you’ll notice a little icon next to new matches you got within those 30 minutes.
Only you can see this icon, though. Your matches will have no idea you were paying for anything.
How Much Does a Boost Cost?
Tinder changes the price dynamically, so there is no fixed, set price for a Tinder Boost.
If you catch a promo deal, you’ll be able to snag 10 Boosts for less than $5 each. But, usually one Tinder Boost is around $6.99!
According to perplexed Tinder Boost users on Reddit, Tinder may be using surge pricing and/or taking into account your location, age, and internal desirability score.
You do get a discount when you buy a bundle of Boosts at once. (Note that you don’t have to use a Tinder Boost at the moment you purchase it. You can hold onto it and use any time.)
When Is the Best Time to Use Tinder Boost?
Short answer: Sunday or Monday at 9pm.
According to a study of mobile app behavior by Nielson, Sunday at 9pm is Tinder’s most popular hour. They found the highest activity overall between 5pm and 10pm.
However, Tinder recently said that Monday nights are actually its busiest in the US, between 6-9pm.
Long answer: When your profile is good enough that you won’t be wasting the opportunity
Getting in front of lots of users at once increases your chances at getting matches, but getting tons of high-quality matches is not guaranteed by a Tinder Boost.
With a bad profile and a Tinder Boost, it’s possible you’ll just be rejected more and faster.
Look: You don’t have to be Ryan Gosling to be considered highly attractive on Tinder. You just have to know what kind of pics sell you well. And the vast majority of your competition on Tinder is failing at this. Turns out, most people use pics that don’t do them justice at all.
Answer? Test your pics on Photofeeler. Choosing a profile pic this way has been known to increase matches on Tinder by 200-400%.