Tinder Boost is arguably the most useful premium feature on Tinder. When you activate a Tinder Boost, you get way more profile impressions for thirty minutes than a regular user. The question is what is the best time to activate a Tinder Boost?
We will examine this question thoroughly based on personal experience and also citing several studies done on the question of when do most people use Tinder. At the end of this article, we will also give you some tips on how to get the most out of your Tinder Boost and Super Boost sessions.
When is the best time to use Tinder Boost?
The best time to use Tinder Boost is around 6 pm to 11 pm according to studies and personal experience, as this is the time period when most people do active swiping on the online dating app.
In terms of day of the week, Monday seems to be the best day to use Tinder Boost according to a Tinder report published in 2018, although based on our experience there isn’t a lot of difference between days. It is more important to use it during the evenings then on which day of the week you use the Boost.
Best time to activate Tinder Boost according to studies
The study we referred to previously was made by Nielsen in 2016 analyzing the usage of popular online dating apps. Although Tinder has changed a lot since 2016, the findings of the study are most likely true today.
The study compared Tinder with another popular online dating site, OkCupid and found that whereas OkCupid users also tend to be active in the morning, Tinder users are most active in the evening periods from 6 pm to 11 pm.
Here is a quick video about when is the best time to activate a Tinder Boost:
When Tinder Super Boost can be activated
Tinder Super Boost can be activated only in certain periods of the day, usually between 6 and 10 PM.
This also shows that this is the time when most people are actively swiping on Tinder as Tinder can guarantee the 100X of the average profile views in this interval.
Best time to use Tinder Boost according to experience
It is also important to emphasize that the best time to tap on the purple lightning bolt is not necessarily when the number of active users is the highest.
You should find the time periods when most people are actively swiping on the app. A lot of people are active on Tinder during the mornings and afternoons but they are in school or work so they only chat or check new matches but don’t really do a lot of swiping.
Another thing you might experiment with is to active your Tinder Boost in a “Tinder off time” such as in the afternoon, or in the morning. Although the number of active swipers will be lower, the number of other users who are using Tinder Boost or Super Boost will be also lower. Less competition means that it will be easier for you to get into the top profiles of your neighborhood.
Optimal time to activate Tinder Boost and Super Boost – Summary
To sum it up, if you want to be on the safe side and make sure that you don’t waste a Tinder Boost, use your Boost during the evenings from 6 pm to 11 pm. You can do it on any of the days, but Mondays tend to be the best one.
If you want to experiment with this, you can also try Tinder Boost outside of the busiest periods. This can especially work if you are a student, as students tend to be more often online and active on Tinder during the days.
You can easily test a hypothesis like this by comparing the number of matches of different Boost sessions to find out when is the best time for you to do a Tinder Boost.
How to make the most out of Tinder Boost sessions?
Another thing that you have to keep in mind that boosting Tinder at the right time is important but it is not the most important thing. If you want to maximize the number of matches and the number of dates, you also have to pay attention to the following tips.
Improve your profile before activating Boost
If you want to boost your match number as much as you can, you also have to make sure that the Tinder users who see your profile in a Boost period, see your best profile you can ever create.
You can active your Tinder Boost or Super Boost in the most optimal time, if your profile sucks, you are not going to get many matches.
If this is the case, a Boost can even do harm to your profile. As during a Tinder Boost, many profiles swipe your profile, if you are constantly swiped left, it is a strong signal to the algorithm that you are not an attractive profile and you will be shown less frequently and to profiles that are also considered to be less attractive.
For these reasons, make sure you improve your bio nad your pictures before doing a Boost or Tinder Super Boost, as the difference between the number of new Tinder matches of an unsuccessful and successful Boost or Super Boost can be 10-fold.
Send messages right after you matched in a Boost
Another important advice you should consider is to send your opening Tinder messages to new matches as soon as you can. It is essential for two reasons:
First, the sooner you message someone after you matched with her, the higher the chance she will answer to your conversation starter.
Secondly, Tinder doesn’t like profile who only collect matches but don’t have conversations with them. They also want active users who initiate and have active conversations.
So if the algorithm detects that you are pretty passive with messaging, don’t be surprised if you find your match number decreasing, as it will be the sign of a Tinder algo penalty.