What is Swipe Surge on Tinder?

Tinder is adding new features to the app all the time, and with three different subscription plans to opt for when upgrading, it can be hard to keep up.

Though not everything is for paid accounts – free Tinder users may also gain access to a new feature that Tinder releases too. One of said features is the Tinder Swipe Surge.

What are Tinder Swipe Surges anyway?

A Swipe Surge is simply a surge in user activity on the Tinder platform over a short time period, which can end up in you getting more matches on the platform.

Swipe Surges are based on location – if there’s heavy Tinder user activity within a certain area of the country, a Tinder Swipe Surge may be activated.

You’ll get a notification that this is the case, and you’ll find more users on the platform – and therefore many more matches.

Swipe Surges can happen during a regular week, but they’re much more likely to occur when there’s a mass of Tinder users in the area for a specific reason.

A good example may be at a festival like Glastonbury – when all of these Tinder users congregate in the same area, a Swipe Surge may be activated as there’s so many people using the platform.

When do Tinder Swipe Surges occur?

This includes;

  • Festivals
  • Holidays
  • Football matches and sporting events

Though, there doesn’t need to be any special occasion for a Swipe Surge to happen.

The most popular time is Monday nights after work, when many users are scrolling through their Tinder account.

You’ll get a push notification letting you know that it’s occurring, and a Tinder Swipe Surge will typically last for a few hours.

Are Tinder Swipe Surges free?

One of the best things about a Tinder Swipe Surge is that it involves everyone that uses the platform.

This includes both those that are signed up to premium subscription plans on Tinder, as well as those that are free users of the platform.

When there’s more demand on the platform, Surges are much more likely to occur for all Tinder users.

Can you get more matches during a Swipe Surge?

If you’re struggling to get matches on Tinder, there’s a good chance that a Swipe Surge may be exactly what you need to get your mojo back.

This is because Swipe Surges are periods of time where users flock to Tinder and activity is highest – and when they occur, matches can come 10x faster than the standard.

So the answer is that yes, you’ll probably get more matches during a Swipe Surge – so it’s a good time to log in and get swiping.


For people that haven’t used Tinder in a while, you may not be entirely familiar with what a Swipe Surge is. It’s actually a pretty simple feature that Tinder added to make their app a little more fun.

Swipe Surges don’t cost anything to the user, and they can result in you getting more matches than normal.

So if you’re interested in getting more matches, make sure to keep an eye on your Push Notifications to see when the next Tinder Swipe Surge will be.

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