Your best pictures are uploaded. The funniest bio is written. Your profile is up, and you started swiping in hopes to find your next date. 

But you still wonder what’s up with that curious purple lighting on the left. Or maybe you just want a few more matches to find that someone special you came looking for.

Whatever is the case, we got your back. Because in this post, we will explain to you everything you need to know about Tinder Boost.

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At the end of this article, you will become an expert on everything Tinder Boost related

What does Tinder Boost do?

Basics first. Tinder Boost is a paid feature that allows your Tinder profile to be prioritized to potential matches for 30 minutes. 

This means you will appear on top of compatible profiles when they start swiping. And therefore, your chances to get matches will increase up to 10x, or even 100x in the case of the Super Boost. 

But we’ll dive into that one later.

How does Tinder Boost work?

Super easy. 

Go to your profile, click on the purple lightning and select the plan that fits best for you. If you have a paid membership, such as Tinder Plus, Gold, or Platinum, you’ll get one for free every month.

When you have boosts available, the number will be shown below the purple lightning. To activate it, just click on those letters and enjoy the results.

Something important to tell here is that once you buy one Tinder Boost or a pack of them, you can use them whenever you want. There is no need to activate a boost right away unless you want to do so.


How much does Tinder Boost cost?

Prices vary according to location, age, internal profile rate, and Elo score. But to give you a general idea, a single Tinder Boost can start from $4.99 and lower the individual price to $3.99 if you get a package of 10.

Anyway, keep in mind that this number can change even from one day to another. A good idea might be to keep an eye on the price ranges and make the purchase when they are cheaper.

Is there a free Tinder Boost?

If you pay for Tinder Plus, Gold or Platinum, yes. You get one for free every month. Otherwise, not really. 

Although, having a good set of profile pictures, an awesome bio and good activity can increase significantly your Elo score. Hence, you will start climbing up the ladder profile almost as if you had acquired one to be working permanently.

If you don’t know how to do this, or you need help crafting the best profile, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Hovalo, we have a team of experts ready to give your Tinder profile the visibility it deserves.

What’s the Super Boost?

In simple terms, the Super Boost is a Tinder Boost on steroids.

Unlike the normal boost, you can choose from 3, 6, or 12 hours to be working, and earn up to 100 times more profile views. 

But before you rush to purchase it, check the pricing. Because is not a cheap trinket.

Costs also vary. However, an average might be starting at $34.99 for 3 hours. $62.99 for 6, and $116.99 for 12 hours.

We highly recommend consulting with an expert before making the purchase. You may not need it at all.


Will my matches know I used a Boost?

No one will know but you. 

When you match with someone using any kind of boost, you will see a purple lightning at the end of the profile name. This is exclusively for you. Neither of your matches will see it unless you send a screenshot, but we encourage you to don’t do that.

What’s the best time to use a Tinder Boost?

Everyone agrees that Sunday at 9 pm is the very best. 

Also, Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 10 pm are good hours. But this can change from place to place.

In some cities, there’s a peak hour on weekdays at 9 am, when most people commute.  Some others prefer swiping on Thursdays at 9 pm in order to make plans for the weekend.

But nothing better than a couple of tries to see what time works best for you.

What do I do if it didn’t work?

There are three main reasons for this:

You live in a small area where there aren’t new profiles available:
To fix this, only change the site where you want to match or expand the search radius.
You choose an inconvenient hour where there are not many people active:
Wednesdays at 11 am or Fridays at 10 pm are a no-go. Pick times when people are more likely to be bored at home. Not busy at work or hanging out during the weekend.
Your profile needs a makeover:
Whether your pictures can be improved or your bio is boring like a textbook, you can always get in touch with a professional to see how you can improve those views.

Is it true that boosts can ruin my profile?

Some users around the web claim that using these paid features plummeted their views and matches. Or what’s worse, they say that using boosts buried their Tinder profiles six feet under.

In certain cases, the activity from a boost can affect the Elo score. Especially if there are issues with your profile and you get more right swipes than left ones. 

But don’t worry, if you use this thing properly, you will be fine. And what’s better: you will be squeezing the juice from the app to its best.


Final thoughts on Tinder Boost and Super Boost

Whether you want to get more matches to keep yourself entertained, or you want to have more and better options available, go. They can be a fun way to benefit from your profile. Especially if you are a Tinder Plus, Gold, or Platinum user earning them for free.

If it’s the case that you are getting no matches at all, then there is an issue with the quality of your profile. In that case, we encourage you to contact us so we can help you improve your Tinder before trying to find your next conquest.

Like with every service around, there are all kinds of opinions, but in the end, what will make the difference will be your own experience. So if you are curious, have the money, and you’re getting a decent amount of matches already, go give it a try. Happy swiping!

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