What is a Swipe Surge on Tinder? Everything You Need to Know!

Written by Tanja - Reviewed by Ivana Social Media / Tinder

5 min read

Are you still looking your potential love partner on Tinder?

Well, look no further because with Tinder’s swipe surge you will definitely have more chances to increase the number of new Tinder matches.

In this blog post we'll discuss the free feature known as Tinder Swipe Surge and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about it - how it works, where it is available and how you can get the most out of the Swipe Surge.

What is a swipe surge on Tinder?

It is one of Tinder’s newest announcements that helps users get more matches on this dating platform. In fact, the swipe surge means that when it is active and happening, Tinder will send you a notification to let you know that you should get on and swipe in order to have higher matching chances.

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Why is the Tinder Swipe Surge a great feature to use?

Well, it works amazing because during a Swipe Surge your activity on this dating platform is 15 times higher than usual. That being said, you have increased matching chances by 250%, as well as 33% increased chances for conversation.

The greatest news here is that every member can enjoy the benefits of this feature, there are no restrictions and it is completely free.

When does the Tinder Swipe Surge occur?

The algorithm behind this feature is based on the online user activity data and it is not that Tinder deliberately chooses when it is activated. So, when users experience a spike in online user number, this will notify that particular user that the Swipe Surge is on and active.

For example, the Tinder Swipe Surge will most likely happen when there is some kind of event (a concert, holidays, sport events, Sundays and Mondays, etc) which automatically makes that period the most active period on this app.

Therefore, if there is a spike in active online user numbers, Tinder will inform you that there is a Swipe Surge at that particular moment.

How long does this Swipe Surge activity last

It all depends on the real-time user online data. So, based on its algorithm, till there is a high number of active users, it can last for hours.

How can I enable the Tinder Swipe Surge feature

There is nothing special you need to do in order to join the Tinder Swipe Surge activity. Just use the app as you normally do and when you use it, in case you see a green Swipe surge (bottom of the profiles), it means that the Swipe Surge is on and that the person is also online.

However, if you want to turn it on or off manually, this is what you’ll need to do:

  1. Open the Tinder app on your smartphone. (iOS and Android)
  2. Then, go to Tinder’s settings menu.
  3. Scroll down till you see the option Manage Swipe Surge - tap on that.

Manage Swipe Surge on Tinder

  1. From the new window, turn the toggle on (to the right), to be shown in the Swipe Surge.

Show me in swipe surge on Tinder

If you don’t want to be part of the Tinder Swipe Surge, turn the toggle off and your Tinder profile will not be prioritized in the Swipe Surge.

Can I get more matches during a Swipe Surge?

Definitely! This is why the Swipe Surge was invented for. Actually, this feature brings back all users to be more active on Tinder and you don’t need to use special tactics like Boost, Super Boost or Super Likes to get the visibility you wanted.

How can I make the most out of the Tinder Swipe Surge

First and foremost, turn on the notifications for Tinder.

If there is some event happening - meaning it causes the Swipe Surge, add something related to your bio. This will make you stand out from others.

In case you have a Tinder match, send the first message immediately. The Swipe Surge badge means that the person is online, so your chances of getting a response back are pretty high.

If you have a Boost, you can also use it when the Swipe Surge is active as well.

Now that you know what the Tinder Swipe Surge means, you might as well be interested to learn where to find Tinder's safety features and also how to use them.

In addition, if someone is constantly annoying you on this platform and you want to block them, you might as well learn how to do it. We have just the right blog post on that too.