Tinder, the popular dating app that has seen its fair share of controversy, has introduced a new feature called Boost. With the aim of making it easier to find a match, the Boost feature helps you ‘put yourself first’ in line, skipping it altogether. The feature is paid in the app and is being tested in Australia for now – however, it’s unclear just how much the feature costs. If all goes well, the company plans to push the feature worldwide soon.
Talking about Boost, Tinder on its blog said that it will put you on top of the deck for a short period – 30 minutes – boosting your chances to get a right swipe. The company says that boosting can get you up to 10x more profile views, and in fact, after a boosting session also serves up statistics of how many more views you got.
Tinder says Boost can only be activated while swiping in the normal Tinder mode. If you are a Tinder Plus user, you get one free Boost every week. If you don’t have Tinder Plus and want more Boost, you can buy it any time you want. It is quite similar to Tinder’s Super Likes feature that also costs you some money, again serving the purpose to be noticed on the app.
If you’re desperately single and don’t want to loosen your pocket a bit for that sake, Tinder has advised you to be cautious while putting all your time in vain uselessly finding a match. It’s quite pragmatic when you are in a metro city with a heap of Tinder matches and want yourself to be on the top of the deck so that you’re noticed easily.
Tinder last week partnered Spotify to introduce music preferences in the app to not only let you “show your favourite artists and music preferences, but also to pick the anthem that defines you, listen to other people’s anthems and maybe make a little music with someone new.”