If you want more matches on Tinder, one trick up your sleeve is the Tinder Boost.
But how does it work? And when should you use it to get the most out of it?
In this article, I’m going to show you exactly what the Boost does, and I’ll share with you 3 powerful hacks that will help you get better results.
What Is Tinder Boost And How Does It Work?
The Tinder Boost is one of Tinder’s premium features. For just a few dollars, you can use the Boost to literally boost your profile for 30 minutes.
In other words, the Boost puts you towards the front of the queue so that your profile is seen by more people over the course of half an hour.
See, the main problem many Tinder uses have is that their profile just doesn’t get seen by enough people. Because of this, they don’t get as many matches as they’d like. It gets really frustrating!
The reason for this is fundamental because Tinder is used by millions of people. As such, everyone is packed into the queue at the same time as you. Someone could be swiping for hours and they still won’t come across your profile!
The Boost changes that by putting you toward the front of the queue.
The Best Time To Use Tinder Boost?
According to dating apps peak activity hours research, the best time to use Tinder Boost is around 9 pm on a Sunday evening.
As I said, Tinder Boost puts you toward the front of the queue. I have to emphasize the word “toward” because it doesn’t always put you right at the front. This is because there will always be other people in your area who are boosting themselves at the same time as you.
This is why you need to use Tinder Boost at the right time. You want to use it when not too many others are using it, but you also want to use it when the people you’re looking to match with are using it.
Why 9 pm on a Sunday evening?
For one reason, most people are at home. The weekend is coming to a close, they’ve gotta be prepared for work tomorrow, and so they’re spending their last few hours of “freedom” lazying around the house. Maybe they’re prepping their meals for the week ahead, doing a few chores, watching a bit of Netflix – and swiping on Tinder.
You could boost yourself on a Sunday evening from 9 pm until midnight. But the closer the time gets to midnight, the more people will be going to bed. So I’d say between 9 and 10 pm is your optimal time.
I’ve also found that Friday evenings around 8 pm are very good times to use Tinder Boost. People are getting ready to go out (or they’re already out), and so they’re in the mood for some swiping action. Maybe they’ve had a drink, too, and will be a bit more trigger happy (they will swipe right more often).
Whatever you do, it’s not a good idea to use Tinder Boost when everyone is at work, or when they’ve just returned from work and are showering and eating dinner (between 6 and 8 pm).
3 Hacks To Get Better Results
- Use Smart Photos
Tinder has this feature called Smart Photos. It “continuously tests all your profile photos and picks the best one to show first.”
This is really cool if you haven’t tested your photos yourself yet, and aren’t sure which one to go with as your main pic.
See, a major problem with Boost is that it could backfire if you choose the wrong main picture. Most users will swipe right or left based on your main pic alone. If you’ve chosen the wrong one, your Boost could still yield poor returns.
- Add a Bio
If you haven’t got a bio yet, you MUST add one!
Doing a Boost without a bio is just asking for trouble.
Even if you just add one or two (funny) lines or even a bullet list of your favorite things, it’s something.
Bio’s catch the eye. Don’t waste your Boost (and your money) by leaving your bio blank.
You could even be really playful and write something like “hey, currently on a Tinder Boost, send likes so I don’t waste $2”.
- Add Your Job Title
Again, this is something a lot of people forget to add. And yet an attractive job title is one of the EASIEST ways to get more matches on Tinder.
Don’t waste your Boost by leaving your job title blank, or by adding something “hilarious” like “Evil Overlord.”
If you’ve got a good job, add it. It will make your profile stand out that little bit more.
The Tinder Boost is often seen as one of the best things about Tinder. For some, it’s the ONLY thing that makes the app worthwhile. Use the tips in this article to make sure you optimize your Boosts without wasting your cash.
And good luck!