Tinder Boost Lets You Pay for More Profile Views

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Striking out on Tinder as of late? Don't lose hope—it could be that the right person just hasn't viewed your profile yet. Now, there's a new way to change that: pay for more views.

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Tinder on Tuesday unveiled a new feature called Boost, which lets you pay to "be one of the top profiles in your area for 30 minutes." This could net you 10-times more profile views, increasing your chances for a match, the dating app said.

At this point, Tinder is just testing this feature in Australia but said it hopes "to get the whole world boosting soon." The company did not announce full pricing details, but said Tinder Plus users will get one free Boost a week; if that's not enough, or if you're using the free version of Tinder, you can buy them individually.

If you decide to try it out once it's available, be sure to swipe like crazy while boosting for the best results, Tinder said. The app will let you know when your Boost has ended, and how many more people checked out your profile.

"Remember, please use caution while boosting and don't let all the attention go to your head," Tinder said.

Tinder perhaps got the idea for this feature from rival dating app Bumble, which last month released a few paid perks of its own. Those who upgrade to Bumble Boost can rematch with expired connections, "instantly" match with those who previously liked them, and get an extra 24 hours to craft the perfect message. Bumble recently also rolled out verification via selfie.

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This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.