Your Tinder profile is where you really need to bring your A-game. There’s a lot to be said for the conversation, and your subsequent opening lines, but without a decent profile – nobody’s going to bat an eye as they scroll right on past you.
It’s not as difficult as it may seem, but even so, there are a number of very easy pitfalls to land in when it comes to organizing that Tinder profile. So, before you do so, make sure to scan these 10 Tinder profile tips that will help you get more matches fast!
1) Fundamental: Do not have another woman in your Tinder profile photo
No means no, guys. That means get rid of the picture with your mother, your grandmother, your cousins, your sisters, your ex-girlfriends, your current girlfriend(s), and that chick you made out with at the Metallica concert last night. Just keep them away. For close family members, it just looks pretty weird that you’re trying to get a girl into bed by showing that you love your mother.
If it’s a young girl (even if she is your sister or close, platonic friend) women are going to assume that you’re either a player, or you haven’t gotten over your ex, yet – that’s what I like to call an Epic Tinder fail.
2) Don’t use a group photo as your display picture
Nobody has the time to sit and work out which person in your photo is you. If you use a group photograph, you’re instantly damaging your chances of receiving matches, plus you run the risk of actually looking worse in comparison with your friends – hey, the truth hurts. If you absolutely have to use a group photo make it one of the last photos after a few of you by yourself, so people can easily pick you out from the crowd.
3) Use a clean, well shot selfie
The best bet for the profile photo is to use a well taken photograph of yourself, without anyone or anything else getting in the way. Sure, play with it a little, make sure you get your best angle and your best look, but keep it solo – you and only you. Try to avoid making it “selfie” esque, maybe even have a friend take it for you.
4) Wear clothes in your pictures!
It doesn’t matter how well built, or physically impressive you think you are – if your profile photo is simply a shot of you, topless, tensing up for the camera to show just how much time you spend in the gym, the only thing you’re giving off is desperation and insecurity. Some girls might like it, sure, but the majority will not. Wear a shirt, fellas – nobody wants to see your manboobs!
5) Keep your bio short and to the point
Nobody wants to read through your life story, your career highlights, or a list of your 100 favorite films – I mean that: nobody. So, the best tip to cleaning up your Tinder profile is simply to keep your bio short, relevant, and to the point. Make sure to mention what you’re looking for in a match, ask a few open ended questions to encourage your matches to reach out, and be original.
6) Play around with the rest of your pictures
You’ve got the profile photo sorted? Good. Now you have the chance to experiment a little with your other photos. Feel free to use some shots of hobbies or activities you enjoy – try and show some different sides to yourself, not just five photos of you “duck facing” for the camera.
7) On that note…
Don’t duck face for the camera. Really. It’s an instant turn off for women. There’s nothing wrong with an unashamed pose for the shot, but if you need to do anything with that mouth, either smile or keep that ugly mug shut.
8) Don’t leave any information vacant
Fill in everything. If there are any gaps in your profile – no bio, no photo, no tagline it’s going to give off the impression that you aren’t taking the process seriously, or that you barely even use the app: in which case, why should any women even bother with you in the first place? You probably won’t respond. At least, that’s what she’s going to think.
9) Include an interesting or intriguing tagline
When you’re typing in your tagline, which accompanies the profile photos that all those lucky ladies get to see, try and think of something mysterious or intriguing which will make them want to talk to you. Don’t throw in a generic pickup line – there’s plenty of time for that later.
10) Try and convey some humor
There’s nothing wrong with a funny photo as long as it doesn’t make you look stupid. Humor is a fast way to any woman’s heart, and it can improve your Tinder profile tenfold. This goes for your bio and tagline too. So, let loose and be funny, just don’t look like an idiot.
By following these ten, easy, and fairly simple steps you’ll create the ultimate Tinder profile and paint yourself in the best possible light for any potential matches. Remember to check the rest of our articles here on Epic Tinder for a helping hand, and of course, some hilarious examples of what not to do!