Tinder attaches a little icon to matches that resulted from using the boost feature, but don’t worry: Only you can see it and unless you tell them, your matches won’t know you were using (and paying for) a boost.

It’s just Tinder’s way of shoving your face in the fact that boosting yielded results, enticing you to pay again in the future.

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With 99% certainty, the rule is: You can see everybody within your set range, regardless of whether you are within theirs. However, there is an exception: Once you swipe right on somebody, you stay in their deck, even if you later on don’t fit their parameters anymore.

If you swipe right on them and you aren’t within their range, they will never see your profile, unless they change their location, or settings later on. Example: Somebody came within your range while say traveling, swiped right on you, and moved out of your range again.

Think of it like this: Assuming you’re a free user and maintain a 50% right swipe ratio, you get to see about 200 profiles a day and like about 100 of them.

In the same time, your profile is shown to thousands of people to swipe on.

Another exception is the use of the passport feature.

You can passport to a location thousands of miles away and Tinder will treat your profile as if you were there, except it still shows your actual distance. While it *is* possible, nay, probable that you are differently well received in different parts of the world, in most cases (especially if we’re talking about different cities in the same country/state) the following is the actual explanation for your success: When you use Tinder in a new location, a boost not unlike the noob boost for new accounts is applied. If you stay in that new location for longer than a few days, your match rate will normalize, and you might not see a big difference to back home anymore.Combined with the function seemingly not doing anything at all during my (extended) tests, this means I keep it switched off.Tip: It’s on by default, so to keep it off, you’ll have to check after every relog, at least on my current android version.It’s still a new feature, and once again detailed official information on how exactly it works is hard to come by.The way it to work is by showing people individual photos out of your profile’s selection to compare their respective amounts of received right/left swipes.The most plausible explanations: If this happens sporadically: a chance: If your match list extends beyond your screen, try scrolling down, looking for said message.