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Tinder's (iOS, Android) latest feature aims to increase each user's chances of finding a date. Swipe Surge alerts you to peak activity times on the app, when more matches are likely to be made.

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"During a Swipe Surge, activity is up to 15x higher," Tinder said in a blog post. "And with that many more people at the party, your match-making potential is increased by 250%, which means you'll also spark up a new convo with a cutie 33% faster."

To use the feature, you'll need to turn on the app's push notifications. Leave your app open to join the "surge," which will push your profile to the top of Tinder's queue.

The dating app said Swipe Surges happen around spring break, at festivals or concerts, and at conferences. Other data shows activity surges on Monday nights as well.

Tinder's new feature mirrors apps for Uber drivers like Surge 2x (iOS) and Surge for Uber (Android).

These apps focus on the most popular ride-hailing times to help drivers earn more money. According to The Telegraph, Uber's surge feature raises the prices of rides when the demand is higher.

Swipe Surge is testing for iOS users in large US cities, but Tinder hasn't given a global release date yet.

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Takeaways

  1. Tinder's latest feature Swipe Surge plans to increase users' chances of finding a date by alerting them to peak activity times on the app.
  2. Swipe Surge is testing for iOS users in large US cities, but Tinder hasn't given a global release date yet.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.