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Does Tinder Boost Work?

Posted by Arch on November 16, 2018

If you’ve created a profile on Tinder but find it curious that people aren’t swarming your profile left and right (We meant right, actually. Swarming you RIGHT- because of the whole sweeping thing, yeah?) in spite of your impeccable profile photo and tough-to-resist personality, what you may need is a bit of a boost.

A proper Tinder Boost, that is! (Yup, that’s a thing now.)

The idea behind this feature the folks at Tinder introduced to help people get more matches (and earn some money doing it) was that you get more exposure on the brightly-colored landscapes of the Tinder world for a limited period of time.

Thus ‘roided-up’, you should get more swipes in your favor and hopefully find someone with whom you can, ahem… connect with! (Seriously, though, stories where people meet on Tinder and then go on to have a successful relationship and even marry do exist, so don’t worry about it.)

In this article, we’ll answer the question that many Tinder users are asking themselves: Does Tinder Boost Actually Work?

Well, let’s see what’s going on here!

What Is Tinder Boost?

As its name itself suggests, Tinder Boost is a boosted version of Tinder- the free app you use for meeting potential partners online.

The way it works is that Tinder will make your profile one of the top profiles in your area and the magic effect of this hack will last some 30 minutes. Within this time, hopefully, you’ll get a larger number of matches than usual, simply because more people will be able to see your profile.

The premise itself is rather simple, but the folks at Tinder claim that you can get as much as 10 times more matches this way than if you would just soldier on building your profile like the rest o’ the peasants on the platform! (We’re joking, of course, this app is meant to be free, so everyone’s invited in, as long as they have something interesting to offer!)

How Many Times Can You Get ‘Boosted’?

Just as in the world of powerlifting, for example, you can only take so many steroid injections before your body gives in, on Tinder you’re allowed only one boost per month.

Now, that doesn’t seem like much, but if you use it wisely, you can benefit from it greatly! Also, it’d be important to point out that this ‘one free Boost per month’ policy works only for Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold users. (These are advanced versions of Tinder which you have to pay for.)

Alternatively, if you don’t want to upgrade your profile to Tinder Plus or Gold, you can just buy Boosts from their store manually, so to speak.

Just go to ‘Settings’, then tap on ‘Get Boosts’ and there you have it!

Do Your Matches See You’ve Used a Boost?

No, they don’t and that’s the best thing about it! Imagine if some of your matches actually knew you used a boost to get more exposure? That may as well create quite a counter effect!

(Of course, we’re not implying that everyone who uses Boosts is desperate to get exposure, but it just may be better to keep that a secret anyway.)

What Is the Best Time to Use a Boost?

Assuming you don’t plan to spend a fortune getting boosted all the time, it might be a good idea to use your monthly ‘Tinder crutch’ at just the right time to maximize its effects. (Again, no negative context here, Boosts are fine to use as long as you know how to use them.)

First of all, in order to reap the benefits of a Tinder Boost, it might be a good idea to build up your profile so that it becomes something that people will like to see. Remember, the boost only gives you better exposure- it doesn’t improve the quality of your profile!

Therefore, make sure to optimize your Tinder profile with high-quality pictures, clever quotes and interesting Bio and then your Tinder Boost will take you to another level, no doubt about it!

(An Important Note: According to some studies on app behavioral patterns, so to speak, Tinder’s at its busiest on Sundays at 9 pm.)

So, there’s your break! Aim for that time slot, get your profile together in one glorious bunch of irresistible content and you should do great when it comes to finding matches.

So, to round up this article, YES- Tinder Boost does work provided you have a well-built profile and you take steps towards using it at the right time. (Meaning the Boost.) We hope you liked this article and wish you plenty o’ matches and right-swipes!

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