You’d think apps like Tinder would make dating that much easy for you, but you were so wrong. It’s been weeks since you created your profile there and the response you’ve got from the app has been lukewarm at best. So what is it that you’re doing wrong? Is your bio too short or is it because you’re showing too much skin?
How to Be Successful on Tinder
Your bio is very important
Never, ever skip your bio. You’d think that the type of girl on Tinder wouldn’t read so much as 2 lines about a boy who they want to have sex with, right? Wrong. An overwhelming majority of women simply skip men who have nothing in their bio. Why? Because men who can’t be bothered to write 5 lines about themselves to attract potential partners, well, exactly how good can they be? It shows laziness and a lack of attention to detail. Conversely, it doesn’t need you to meet Tinder’s 500-character limit. Nah. Keep it somewhere around 100 characters or so. That’s the perfect number.
Don’t give out your number too quickly
It’s very easy to give in the temptation of giving your number to a hot guy you met on Tinder with whom you instantly “connected”. But here’s the thing – if you move ahead too quickly, things will fizzle as quickly too. Chat as much as you want. At least chat for 1 week before you decide to give your number to a guy. That way you’re sure that you want to meet them, and you steer clear of the temptation of instantly “connecting” with them in the real world. And also if you’re not interested in them after chatting for a week, simply unmatch yourself. It’s a lot easier than asking the guy to ditch your number, right? If you want to know how to be successful on Tinder, then keep this in mind.
More pictures equal more matches
There’s just no denying it. A picture is worth a thousand words and it doesn’t get any truer on Tinder. And since you have the convenience of uploading photos directly from your camera roll, what are you waiting for? Snap 100 photos and upload the best ones that show you in a good light!
Connect your profile with your Instagram
Want to tell more about yourself without stretching the 500-character limit on Tinder? Well then connect with your IG account. Your photos there will tell unique stories about you, telling people more about your personality type, your nature, your likes and dislikes, etc. Not to mention the fact that seeing so many photos instantly gives the other person a lot to talk to you. You also don’t have to worry about manually updating the photos on Tinder – your IG accounts syncs with Tinder and photos uploaded on IG are instantly displayed on Tinder.
Have bright colours in your photos
And I don’t mean photos of you wearing neon underwear. No. Bright colors like yellow, blue, red and green appeal to the human psych and instantly make you a funner person than you really are. Not to mention that a majority of Tinder users have neutral colors in their profile pictures, meaning that people with brighter colors will instantly stand out. In this way, you can work on how to be successful on Tinder without really doing much work!
Small talk is the way to go
Look, it’s difficult to break the ice, so small talk is the obvious way to go. And sometimes, you run out of things to talk about but you’re still interested in talking, so what should you do? Send them funny memes or GIFs from time to time. It doesn’t necessarily have to take the conversation forward, but it shows the other party that you’re interested in staying in touch.
It’s the same principle the other way round. If someone sends you a funny pic every once in a while (not every hour or so, because that would be annoying) then you can simply click on the green heart near that photo. And that’s it – he’ll know you’ve seen it!
Do not declare your intentions
If you’re just looking to have sex, even then avoid adding that to your bio or making it obvious by posting a half-naked photo on Tinder. It’s an instant turn off for most people, even if they themselves are looking for sex. And the only people you’re going to attract are the ones at the bottom of the Tinder dating barrel. This holds true for people of both genders.
Swipe on Sunday evenings
How to be successful on Tinder? Well, be active on Sunday evenings. Everybody has Sundays off. And after sleeping in late and having a lazy afternoon, most people prefer to get on their Tinder profiles in the evening. So if you want to swipe right on profiles, do it on Sunday evenings. It’s the one time you’re most likely to find your potential partner online, and you can instantly get to talk to them.
Super Likes are GOOD
In fact, Tinder did a survey and it found out that people who had a Super Like were 3 times more likely to find a match. These conversations also went on for a longer period of time, as compared to those who simply swiped right. So don’t hesitate to Super Like someone, and don’t immediately scrunch your nose if someone Super Likes your profile.