Tinder Boost - Exchanging Money for Swiping Priority
Of course, being seen first is no guarantee of getting matched, and really it's hard to say how much it will actually boost your chances. Boost only applies to users in the same area, and each payment nets you 30 minutes, so I guess the idea would be to buy a Boost pass (or whatever) when you're actually out and about, in the hopes that you'll get matched straight away and meet someone within the next half-hour. Tall order.
As with many added Tinder features, Australia will be the first people to get it, but as yet we have no bearing on how well this whole thing is actually going to work. The other thing we don't know is exactly how much Tinder are planning to charge per-Boost, but one imagines that the Australian test run will also provide the final basis for that.
Of course, if you're already on the paid 'Plus' service, you'll get free Boosts, one per week, to go along with those Super Likes that definitely also work really well. If I'm coming across as a bit negative, it's only because this strikes me as yet another Tinder innovation that simply makes it even more depressing than it already was.
Callum is a film school graduate who is now making a name for himself as a journalist and content writer. His vices include flat whites and 90s hip-hop. Follow him @Songbird_Callum
Tinder Boost - Exchanging Money for Swiping Priority Reviewed by Callum Davies on Friday, September 30, 2016 Rating: