Post Date: September 8, 2021

Tinder has introduced a new feature to help you get more matches on their platform. They call this a “swipe surge”. What exactly is a swipe surge, and how can you take advantage of it?

A Swipe Surge on Tinder means that activity on the app is up 15x more than usual. When a swipe surge is happening, Tinder will send you a notification letting you know that you should get on and swipe for a higher chance at matching.

In this article, we’re going to show you everything you need to know about the Swipe Surge on Tinder.

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Swipe Surge On Tinder

Tinder has recently introduced a new feature called the Swipe Surge. They’ve created this feature to notify you when users are flooding the app to use Tinder. More users on the app often means there is a better chance of you getting a match.

If there’s a Swipe Surge, Tinder will send you a push notification ( if you have them on), letting you know that the app is surging.

Like how ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have “surging” (meaning more people are using the app than normal), Tinder has introduced swipe surging on their platform.

As Tinder states, when Tinder is in a Swipe Surge, that means activity is up 15x than normal, and your match-making potential is up 250%. This means that you’ll spark up a conversation with them 33% faster than using it normally.

If you open the Tinder app and see swipe surge, we highly recommend you start swiping right away. This will help you get more matches as more people will be shown your profile (due to the high volume of users). More people online swiping means more chances for a match on Tinder.

How To Enable Swipe Surge On Tinder

Tinder will automatically enroll you into swipe surge. This means when the surge is happening, your profile will automatically be shown to other users.

If you want to turn on or off the Swipe Surge, this is how you do it.

First, you want to go to the settings menus.

Next, scroll about halfway down, and you’ll see “Manage Swipe Surge.”

Swipe Surge On Tinder

Click on this settings option, and then you will be presented with a screen that will allow you to check a box for “show me in swipe surge”.

Swipe Surge On Tinder

If you elect not to be part of the Tinder Swipe Surge, this means that your profile will not be shown in the card stack when it’s swiping.

This means that your profile will not receive the benefits of being shown 15x more than other profiles. We highly recommend you do not turn this off unless you want to keep your profile hidden – then you should definitely turn it off.

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How Do I Know If Tinder Has A Swipe Surge?

As soon as you log on to Tinder, you will be presented with an interstitial screen that will say Tinder is Swipe Surging. This means that you are actively part of the Swipe Surge on Tinder.

Also, if you have Tinder notifications turned on, you will receive a notification that the activity is up 15x and that you should log on to join in the fun.

If you don’t mind Tinder notifications, we recommend you turn them on so you can actively join the swipe surge when it happens, increasing your chances of getting a match on Tinder.

How Long Is Tinder’s Swipe Surge

Tinder’s Swipe Surge can last anywhere from minutes to hours. The Swipe Surge is all dependent on the users that are on the platform. If there are more users on the platform, then the Swipe surge will continue.

Once users begin to exit the platform and wind down, the Swipe Surge will then turn off. This means that Tinder will go back to normal, and your profile will no longer be surging.

We recommend taking advantage of the Swipe Surge the minute it becomes available, as it will not last long if users log off the platform. Also, if you don’t have push notifications on, we recommend turning them on so you can be notified when a Swipe Surge is happening.


We recommend checking into Tinder periodically or turning on push notifications to be alerted when there is a swipe surge. As Tinder states, this will increase your chance of getting more matches as there is more opportunity.

When there is a Swipe Surge, there is 15x more activity on Tinder than there typically is. This means more users are on the platform actively swiping or chatting.

Increase your chances of getting a match and better your Tiner experience by logging on with a Swipe Surge.

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About the Author

Julia has over 10+ years in the mobile dating app space as a consultant and analyst. Her work has been featured on top websites like Mashable and Women's Health Mag. She writes these blogs to help singles find their true love and life long companion!