WHAT’S A SWIPE SURGE
A Swipe Surge is very similar to apps such as Uber where more people are on Tinder than is typical.
According to Tinder, “During a Swipe Surge, activity is up to 15x higher. Your match-making potential is increased by 250 percent, which means you’ll also spark up a new convo with someone 33 percent faster.”
These numbers can vary to a minimum of just double the average number of users on a given day.
Reasons for a swipe surge
These swipe surges can happen at any time, but more common than not surges may line up with festivals, holiday events, music concerts, sporting events, etc…
Your location will heavily influence this so if you are far away from the area of a surge you may not notice the increase in users.
The most common day for a surge to occur outside of events is estimated to be on Monday late afternoons when most people are off from work and school.
During one of these Swipe Surges, you’ll get a notification letting you know that it’s taking place.
If you participate during a surge, your profile will be placed at the beginning of the swipe deck.
This is pretty much a free Tinder boost.
The profiles you swipe on will also be participating in the swipe surge.
Swipe Surge Icon on Profiles
Tinder has made it very apparent for users to know when a surge is active. You are typically notified of a surge when swiping on profiles, they will have a green SURGE icon imprinted on the profile. You’ll see this swipe surge badge if someone is active.
How do you sign up for a swipe surge?
Currently, there is no way to “sign up” for a Swipe surge. It happens anytime and any day. If you are in an area where the swipe surge is active you will be notified by Tinder via a push notification.
Is it Free?
Swipe surges require no purchase in order to participate. So every member in the area on Tinder will receive the benefits of a Swipe Surge. Even though you don’t need to have a premium account having unlimited swipes will benefit you heavily during the surges, as you will still have a limited number of swipes as a free account during the surges.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE DURING A SWIPE SURGE?
The biggest difference to a Tinder Swipe surge is the number of people active during this time frame. More people active increases the likelihood of your profile getting swiped on.
Another benefit of a swipe surge is being put in the front of the deck, during surges. As though you received a free Boost
HOW TO GET MORE MATCHES DURING A SWIPE SURGE
During a swipe surge even though odds of matching are increased, there are ways to use the surge to your advantage.
If you want to take full advantage of a swipe surge, your best bet would be plain and simple swiping more during these sessions. If you’re a free user, use up all your swipes during a surge if you already haven’t used it already.
As a premium member, you won’t have to worry about “saving” swipes due to unlimited swiping so binge swiping during these Surge sessions will be your best bet.
Plain and simple a higher quality profile will pay dividends during a Swipe Surge. Investing in higher quality pictures, a more creative and catching bio will make swipe surges alone worth it.
BENEFITS OF A SWIPE SURGE
Touching on what was mentioned. Swipe surges can be game-changing if done properly. Having a profile with high-quality pictures, and an increase in swiping will significantly improve your odds at getting a match during your surge session.
HOW CAN I REMOVE THE SWIPE SURGE NOTIFICATION?
Disabling your Tinder push notification via the setting in the app, or via your phone settings until the surge has ended can remove the swipe surge notification.
The other option would be deleting Tinder and reinstalling a few hours later maybe even a day later if the surge lasts that lone
TINDER BOOST DURING A SWIPE SURGE
Swipe Surge is it’s essentially a momentary boost and doing a boost while a surge is occurring probably won’t be worth it. If you’re swiping during a swipe surge, your profile will be more likely to appear to others swiping at that moment (their profiles also stamped with “swipe surge”) but swiping right on someone who isn’t swiping then will just be like a non-boosted like.
SUPER LIKE DURING SWIPE SURGE
Super likes during a surge will benefit you during a surge as it would during regular hours. During the surge, you will already know the person you are swiping on is already active so this will just improve your odds.