About Boosts

When you Boost, we show your profile in more results than it would otherwise be shown in. It's like an extra burst of popularity. The lightning bolt icon on OkCupid relates to Boosting. If you see a match highlighted with a lightning bolt icon, that means they Liked you while you were running a Boost.

We can’t guarantee that anyone will like your profile or message you as a result (that’s entirely up to them!) but usually you will see more activity on your profile after a boost.

If you have a Premium A-list subscription, we'll boost your profile once per day during rush hour, which is when OkCupid is busiest. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm Premium A-list. How do I use my boost?

When you have Premium A-List your daily Boosts are automatic and begin on the first full day of your subscription. Your Boost is launched every day during peak time in your location, and you don't need to be logged in or perform any action to use it.

If you'd like additional Boosts beyond the automatic daily Boost, you're still able to purchase Boosts by clicking the Boost button in the app or the lightning bolt button on the desktop site.

If you still need help, you can  email a friendly human

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