In this post, we are going over everything you must know about Tinder Boost, which is hands down the most useful premium feature of Tinder. What is it, how does it work and when and how to use it get the best results out of it. We will also cover its price and whether you should buy more Tinder Boost in 2021 besides the one included in Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus subscription. You can also find a detailed Tinder Boost F.A.Q. at the end of this article.
What is Tinder Boost?
Tinder Boost was first introduced in 2016 and it’s one of the most popular features of both Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold Subscription. If you use a Tinder Boost your profile will be one of the top profiles in the area. This means it will be one of the first profiles people will see who are using the app while you are boosted. A boost lasts 30 minutes and Tinder officially claims you can 10X your profile views in this half an hour.
How does Tinder Boost work?
If you have a Boost (see pricing later, for how much you can get a Boost) you can activate it by tapping on the purple lighting bolt on the main page where you usually swipe the profiles. If you have Tinder Gold you can also activate it from the See Who Likes You page. It doesn’t make any difference regarding its effectiveness whether you activate it on the gold page or the main page.
If you tapped on the Boost sign, now Boost has been activated, you have just skipped the line. Tinder tells you that for the best results you need to keep swiping. We believe it has nothing to do with its effectiveness, so it is not a problem if you don’t have the time for 30 minutes of constant swiping when you have activated the boost feature.
If you matched with someone during a Boost, his or her profile will be highlighted with the purple Boost icon, so you can clearly see the effects of boost on our match performance. As Tinder Boost prices have increased recently, Tinder’s goal is to really 10X your match numbers in this period, so you are more likely to buy extra Boosts.
One more thing: you can clearly see that you matched with someone during the Boost period, but don’t worry the person you matched with will see it as a regular match. If it is something you feel insecure about.
Best Time to Use Tinder Boost
It is easy to see that you can get the most out of Tinder Boost when a lot of potential matches are active on Tinder. So the question is when is the best time to use Tinder Boost.
Generally, in terms of hours, it is definitely evening hours, as most people already left work or school, so they are at home and have a little free time. A lot of people might check the app during the day, but mostly for replying messages, a lot fewer people do active swiping during the day.
Regarding days, it is also easy to see, that Friday and Saturday evenings are not the ideal time periods for Boost, as most people usually have something going on that is not staying at home and swiping on a dating app. Besides these days, most days would generally work, but Sunday is considered to be one of the best.
If you really want to optimize this 30 minutes period, also think about the weather. If it is raining outside or it is freaking cold, more people will be at home, whereas the weather is great, people are more likely to set something up with their friends and not be on Tinder.
One more trick is to consider the socio-cultural characteristics of your ideal matches. If you are a student and want to meet up with other students, you can also have a successful Tinder Boost during the days as a lot of students have more free time during the mornings and less time for Tinder during the evenings when they might go out.
You can also check out this video where it is explained what the best time to use Boost and Tinder generally:
Tinder Boost Price
Showing the effectiveness of Tinder Boost and its high popularity, Tinder has implemented a significant price increase recently, so at the time of writing this article, a Boost is about 7.99 USD in the U.S.
As with every paid feature of Tinder pricing is not fixed, it can change depending on your location, age and gender. You can get a discount if you purchase 5 or 10 Boosts.
Is Tinder Boost worth it? Should You Buy More?
Unlike Super Likes or Top Picks, Boost is definitely a premium feature that will increase your match number, so it might be worth purchasing even more. The price is definitely not low, so you have to make this decision yourself. We would recommend getting a Tinder premium subscription first, preferably Tinder Plus, because then you get 1 Boost per month without paying any extra beyond the subscription.
Tinder Boost vs Super Boost?
Tinder Super Boost is currently in beta mode in select countries, and it is basically doing the same thing as a regular boost but for a longer time. With Tinder Super Boost your profile can be one of the top profiles for 180 minutes. It is 6 times longer compared to a regular Boost, so it can give you much higher visibility in the selected time period. Tinder claims you can get 100X the visibility of a regular non-boosted profile.
The introduction of Tinder Super Boost doesn’t come as a surprise. As most men on Tinder could have experienced, their match number has plateaued or decreased recently, so Boost is getting more important in getting a high amount of matches in a short period of time.
On the other hand, Tinder Boost is the only feature that a significant amount of people buy more of. So from a business perspective, it was a very logical move from Tinder.
You can read more about our the first-hand experience about Tinder Super Boost and find out whether it is worth the hefty price tag.
Tinder Boost FAQ:
Can You Get Tinder Boost For Free?
Do My Matches See That I Was Using Boost when I matched with them?
No, your matches will only see it as a regular match. Only you will see that a match happened during the Boost period.
What Is The Difference Between Tinder Boost And Tinder Super Boost?
Both of these premium features do the same thing, they let you skip the line and be the top profile while the Boost lasts. Tinder Super Boost as the name implies, gives you more prime time: your Super Boost will last around 180 minutes, and Tinder claims you will get 100X of the visibility of an average non-boosted profile.
How Long Can You Have Your Tinder Boost?
Once you purchased, you won’t lose your Tinder Boosts, there is no expiration period for a Tinder Boost.
I Used Boost And Didn’t Get Any Matches. Is Tinder Boost Fake?
No. Remember, what Boost does is to get you more profile visibility. So it doesn’t guarantee that you will get a ton of matches during the Boost period. If there isn’t a lot of people in your neighborhood, or you profile sucks, you still won’t get many matches. Therefore, it is better to fix these first before purchasing and using Tinder Boosts.