Online dating is a minefield at times. Sometimes yielding a flood of matches and other times a boring sea of the same old profiles, and this can make it a real hit-and-miss experience. Whilst it seems simple and easy to get a date online nowadays, online dating is a lot more complex (and ego-bruising) than you would think. If you’re on Tinder, Swipe Surge promises to solve this dilemma and get you into the action in real-time.
Tinder have introduced this feature to better their user’s app experience by maximising your chances of getting a swipe right, and of course, to get more users online. So let’s get the low-down on Swipe Surge and how you can use it to secure that swipe right.
What is Swipe Surge?
Swipe Surge occurs when there is more than double the amount of usual Tinder users in one area. It can happen at any time, and according to Tinder themselves, activity is up to 15 times higher during a Swipe Surge! It’s most likely to happen at large events such as festivals or parties, where lots of Tinder users congregate in the same space.
Of course, for many of us, with lockdowns and social distancing restrictions still in place, this won’t be the case for a while. But Swipe Surge also happens in densely populated areas such as cities – so if you live in a major city, you can expect a Swipe Surge or two pretty regularly. It’s been rolled out in many major cities across the world, allowing singles to online date more effectively.
How Swipe Surge works
Swipe Surge works by monitoring the number of active Tinder users in an area, and then sends a push notification to your phone to let you know that a Swipe Surge is happening in your area now. This means you can get on Tinder and start swiping, and hopefully matching, in real time.
A Swipe Surge can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the activity of users in the area, so it’s a pretty fast-paced event that you have to make the most of while it lasts.
What does Swipe Surge mean for Tinder users?
The Swipe Surge feature is a development that allows users to online date in real-time, and make the most of chances to make connections based on the number of users online and in the same area at any one time. Tinder Swipe Surge means two things for its users: your success rate will increase significantly and you get a great boost from the app.
Your chances of a swipe right rocket
Because of the huge increase in active users, during a Swipe Surge, your chances of getting that all-important swipe right increase by up to 250%! If that’s not a reason to use this feature, then I’m not sure what is.
You get a free boost from the Tinder algorithm
Like all social apps, there’s an algorithm in place that determines which profiles get shown to which users. By participating in Swipe Surge, when you get online your profile shoots to the top of the queue for other singles in your area, providing a free boost that you’d find it difficult to bag at any other time.
How to take advantage of Tinder Swipe Surge
Using Tinder’s Swipe Surge feature provides a great opportunity to match with more singles in your area, but to truly take advantage of it, there’s a few things you should know.
Using Tinder Swipe Surge
First, there are a few simple things to do to make sure you’re included in a Swipe Surge. You need to make sure that your settings are correct. To do so, just go into your account settings and select “Show me in Swipe Surge” to ensure that your profile is boosted in a Swipe Surge. Next, you need to allow Tinder to send you push notifications, which can be easily changed in your phone’s settings. This means that you’ll be in the know when a Swipe Surge is happening, and be able to take advantage of it in real-time.
Make sure your profile is at its best
The one downside to a Swipe Surge is that with more users, there’s also more competition for people’s attention. For free users with only a certain amount of swipes available per day, during a Swipe Surge they may be holding out for profiles that really stand out to give that all-important swipe right to.
So, if you’re planning on taking part in a Swipe Surge, make sure your profile is at its best before doing so. It only takes a few seconds to decide whether someone is worth getting that swipe right, and it’s even more important during a fast-paced Swipe Surge. Here are a few tips to make your profile stand out and make sure you attract the right people:
- Include a variety of photos that express your personality but also show off your best assets (both physical and non-physical)
- Avoid cliches in your bio that make you sound generic – be specific and don’t be afraid to have some fun with it!
- Include what kind of relationship you’re looking for
Have some good conversation starters ready
We all know that securing that swipe right is only half the battle. Once you match with someone, you need to have some good conversation starters, otherwise, you have no hope of the match turning into a date. So gather your fun facts and interesting questions so after the Swipe Surge is over, you can make a meaningful connection.
So that’s what you need to know about Tinder’s Swipe Surge feature – happy dating! For more online dating advice, we’ve got you covered at Miingle, just head to our site to find all the answers to your dating questions and more.