As you’ve clicked on this article, you probably need a little help with your Tinder game. Either that, or you’re seeking validation as to whether or not your profile makes the cut.
Take it from an experienced Tinderella - here are some tips and tricks on creating the perfect profile. You’d like to think it's simple - but judging from some of your profiles… maybe common sense ain't that common after all.
You want to look like an interesting, decent guy and most importantly, not creepy. Do you look bangable in that Chuckie Halloween costume? Nope. Just a heads-up boys, it’s great to have photos that show your fun, goofball side, but please, rein in on the quirky photos.
Awesome travel shots are great conversation starters (but steer clear of clichés like the Eiffel Tower, please) because we, ladies, sure love ~wanderlusting~. Obscure action shots of you skydiving, scuba diving, rock climbing, mountain biking or anything adventurous for that matter, are great because they make you look way more exciting than you probably are. Hey, you’ve only skydived once in your life and you probably pissed in your pants mid-dive, but nobody needs to know that.
No. Just, no. Put on a shirt. Even if you do have a nice body, it’s something we want to be pleasantly surprised with in person. One nice photo of you at the beach taken by a friend is okay (sometimes), but absolutely NO mirror selfies of you flexing topless at the gym.
If you leave your bio blank, you’re less likely to be swiped right. Truth.
If someone takes the time to read your bio, it means your profile picture has already (kind of) piqued her interest. None of that “Just a fun-loving guy looking for a good time” nonsense in your bio. Keep it short and witty. At the same time, those few lines should share a little about your interests or at least what kinda guy you are. Sarcastic? Funny? Flaunt it in two or three lines. Please avoid being condescending in your bio. If you make me want to hit you before I’ve even met you, you’re obviously doing it wrong. (Unless that’s your thing..then…bye)
One group shot is fine, it shows that you’re likeable and have a social life (even if you might be awkward as hell IRL). However, if all your profile pictures are group photos, it’s difficult to make out which one’s you. This is Tinder, not “Where’s Wally?”. Same goes for photos of you wearing sunglasses, if we can’t see your face, we’re less likely to swipe right.
If you use Instagram, link your Instagram profile to Tinder. It’s a good way for your potential matches to find out more about your personality and interests. After all, Tinder only allows for a total of 6 photos on your profile (which should be the BEST 6, obviously), so leave all the other goofy pictures to Instagram.
One last tip, once you’ve matched with someone, please, for the love of God, don’t just say “Hi”.
Happy swiping, and good luck! Now, here's how you can dress without stress for a first date.