What does the Purple Lightning Bolt mean on Tinder?

You are new to Tinder and do you want to know what the purple lightning bolt means on Tinder? Don’t worry, we will answer this question thoroughly in this blog post. We will also explain what does the purple lightning bolt mean, where can you find it on Tinder, and if it is worth the money to purchase Tinder Boost or Super Boost.

What does the purple lightning bolt mean on Tinder?

what does the purple lightning bolt mean on Tinder

The purple lightning bolt on Tinder is the sign of the premium features, Tinder Boost and Tinder Super Boost. If you tap on it on your screen, you can activate the feature which means you “skip the line” and become the top Tinder profile for 30 minutes in your neighborhood.

By using the lightning bolt you can “skip the line” and gain way more visibility than an average profile for 30 minutes. Tinder claims that you can 10X the average profile views with a Boost and 100X your profile impressions by using Tinder Super Boost.

It is recommended to tap on the purple lightning bolt when most people are active on Tinder. Here is a video that explains when that period is:


Where can you see the purple lightning bolt on Tinder?

You can find the purple lightning bolt icons on three main screens on Tinder.

Purple lightning bolt on Tinder Settings screen

First, you can see the famous lightning bolt on your settings screen at the bottom of the screen, next to the blue stars. Here you can see if you have access to Tinder Boost right now or you have to purchase one if you want to use it to get more matches.

Tinder purple lightning bolt icon on the settings screen

Purple lightning bolt on Tinder Discovery screen

You can also find the purple lightning bolt on your Discovery screen, on the screen where you can swipe other Tinder profiles. If you tap at the bottom of the screen you can activate the Boost.

Tinder purple lightning bolt on the Discovery screen

If you don’t have any Boost or Super Boost right now, you can either purchase some Tinder Boost or unlock Tinder Super Boost.

Activate Boost or Unlock Super Boost

Purple lightning bolt on Tinder Matches screen

Last but not least, you can also see these purple signs in your Tinder match list. If you have matched with someone while using Tinder Boost or Super Boost, you can see the purple lightning bolt next to the profile photo of the match who you matched with while using Boost.

Tinder purple lightning bolt - next to matches

If you tap on her profile, Tinder will also say that you matched with her thanks to Boost or Super Boost.

If you worry that you don’t want your new match to see that you used Boost or Super Boost, don’t worry, the purple lightning bolts can only be seen in your account, you match will never know that you used the lightning bolt to get more profile views.

Should you use Tinder Lightning bolts on Tinder?

Absolutely. If you have some money that you can spend, on lightning bolts are probably the best investment you could make. We would definitely place tinder Boost before any other premium or free features of Tinder as you can boost you match number significantly with it.

If you don’t want to to buy 3 or 10 or 20 Boost at once, you can also try the feature if you are a Tinder Gold or Plus subscribers. As a Tinder premium package subscriber, you can activate the lightning bolt once per month without any additional charge.

What Are The Tinder Boost Hearts?

When you activate Boost, you will see floating hearts at the bottom of the screen and a number indicating your increased profile visibility. Unfortunately, this only indicates that you Boost is currently active, it doesn’t tell you anything about the success of your Boost. Its main goal is to motivate you to keep swiping while the Boost lasts.

Tinder Boost hearts

Do you have any questions regarding the famous Tinder purple lightning bolt? Have you seen it someplace other that we did not include in this post and you don’t know what is it mean? Let us know in the comments below and we will make sure that you get an answer to your question.