Have you been struggling to get some good matches on Tinder despite trying your best to show interest in fellow members? Tinder is one of the most popular online dating sites in today’s world and has more than 10 million daily users who are quite active on the platform. Here are ten tried and tested tips that I use to more matches on this casual dating platform:
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1. Keep your bio precise yet unique and interesting.
Your Tinder bio is your description to the online world. Do not copy someone else’s bio and keep it original. You can bring some humour in it but do not try to be what you are not. Do not lie on your bio. Add some fun activities that you enjoy doing so that the members who also enjoy those activities can show an interest in your profile. Do not overly promote your personality or self-loathe on this platform. If you do not like yourself or are narcissistic, chances are that the other members will skip your profile as soon as they read your bio. Avoid using sexual innuendos in your bio as this can make you look creepy and weird.
Keep your bio simple yet attractive and please do not leave it blank. Treat it like a tweet. Fill out all the parts of your profile to let other people know that you are actually serious about this whole thing. You can ask your friends for a feedback once you write your bio to understand what you can improve.
2. Don’t Mess With Your Profile Picture
Photos are everything on Tinder. Choose your profile photo and other photos very carefully. Avoid posting a group photo or a photo with your ex as your profile photo. A solo photo clicked by someone else in which you are smiling sexily works well for Tinder. If you have a good body or great hair, highlight those features to attract more matches. Do not upload sloppy and low-quality photos as they are not going to get you anywhere. Once you select a great profile photo, pay equal attention to the other photos you want to upload on your profile.
Choose 4-6 best photos which depict your interests, lifestyle, and personality to help other members get to know more about you through pictures. Also, do not put sexually provocative photos as your profile pictures. While I agree that some people come to the platform to just have fun, your photo can make them think that you are all about sex and nothing more than that.
3. Think about a killer opening line.
People are bored of all the Hi and Hellos. They need to hear something that will sweep them right off their feet. Your opening line needs to be an ice breaker between you and your potential match and will decide the future course of the match. Go with something that gives them a hint of your personality without revealing too much so that they get intrigued. Keep it clean and add some of your humorous side to It to make the other person feel comfortable yet attracted.
You can also check out some of the mutual interests you share with your match to get started if you are not able to think of a good opening line. This opening line should be in direct relation with your bio. Do not say something which you do not mean and do not pass sexual comments which can make them report you.
4. Switch on the discovery mode on your profile.
Most people do not know this but Tinder has a discovery mode which needs to be turned on to let the app know that you want your profile to be discovered by other people. It is a very simple step but most people do not know about this feature and keep their discovery off by default. There is another Tinder hack which can help you get more matches and it is by starting over. Yes, creating a new account if your old one isn’t doing well is that one hack which will lead to more matches.
If the new updates in the app’s algorithm have rendered your account useless and invisible to potential matches, you can simply create a new account and try things afresh. New users also get more visibility on the platform as compared to old users since the app wants to keep them engaged on the platform so this hack can be used if you have messed up your old profile.
5. Do not send pictures of your private parts.
Please do not do this. How much ever you are in love with your private parts and want to show off, this is not the place. Overly suggestive photos only make the other person cringe and this tip is especially for men who send pictures of their private parts to the first women they see. You can always show off your manhood when you get together for some casual fun but till that time, you can keep it to yourself. Tinder might be a casual dating site but not everybody appreciates the pictures of your private parts or naked body.
Inappropriate pictures not only kill the mood but will also make the other member swipe left to reject you sooner than you would have thought. Unless your match specifically asks for such pictures and wants to send you some, hold the dirty picture exchange.
6. Follow up when someone shows interest in you.
Do not just keep swiping right like a maniac. Tinder has a secret score which it keeps for every member and this score is directly proportional to how many right swipes you have done to the number of messages you have actually sent. You can get penalized for swiping right on every photo that you see so restrict the number of right swipes and send a message to turn the swipes into conversations.
Sending messages on Tinder is also an art.
Do not just send Heys and Hellos and then stop the conversation at that to never come back to it again. Follow up on your matches and any messages that you have send and received. Keep the tone flirty and casual but do not touch topics like politics or religion right away as this can turn off the other person and kill the mood.
7. Use proper grammar and exude confidence.
Nothing turns me off more than someone with a bad grammar and no confidence. While there is nothing wrong in not knowing proper English or not having confidence in yourself but this platform is not for such people. If you do not know proper grammar, you can always look for inspiration online and use tools to correct your English before you write your bio or chat with somebody. Read your bio again and again to see if it fits your personality and shows the right side of you. Tweak it a little and include something more if you think that you can attract more matches that way.
If you feel that you are not confident enough for chatting up with strangers on a public platform, start by sending a cute GIF from the app to break the ice and open the conversation. Things will flow naturally if everything goes well and you will gain confidence in no time. Confident people exude that aura in photos and people instantly recognise such members and connect to them easily.
8. Expand your preferences.
Have you decided that you want to date people from only a certain age range or religion or nationality? This can be a huge setback for you if you want to get more matches. Expanding your preferences can increase the number of matches you get significantly as the Tinder algorithm shows you profiles on the basis on your right swipes. If it sees that you swipe right for only a certain type of people, it will show you the profiles of only that type and your matches will be restricted in this process.
Open up a little and you will that the number of matches you get also increases gradually and you begin to get matched with a wider group of people. You will also enjoy the process a lot more when you start looking beyond your comfort zone. Remember that at the end of the day it is a casual dating website and you do not have to be really uptight about it. Relax and enjoy the whole experience and I am sure you will get a lot more matches if you open up your personality and incorporate different types of people in your preferences.
9. Use the Tinder Boost Feature.
Did you know that you can boost your profile on Tinder using the boost feature of the platform? This feature is available worldwide and helps you boost your profile for 30 minutes if you buy it. Tinder Plus users get a free boost every month and other users can buy this feature. You get to be on the top profiles in your area and more people around you notice you during this boost.
Using this feature is one of the best ways to get more matches on Tinder and it also helps you find more people around you rather than some random strangers around the world. Tinder says that people who use the boost feature get a better response and get 12% more matches too.
10. Set the smart filter.
Tinder recently released a feature called Smart Photos wherein it helps you sort your profile by reordering your photos in order of preference of other members. It studies the responses on all your photos and sets the most popular photo which attracts the most members as your first photo. You can switch this feature on through your profile easily to get more matches and better responses on your photographs.
You also get to know which photos of you are performing well so that you can upload similar photographs to attract more members. Photos speak a lot about any person and they are the first thing that a person notices about you on Tinder so this feature will boost your profile a lot more.