Tinder Dating Tips

By on February 8, 2017






In the world of online dating, Tinder plays a huge role. And if you don’t know what Tinder is at this point, you must be living under a rock because it’s the most popular dating app that’s out there. Most singles out there have at least given it a try – even more have been successful with it.

What is Tinder?

If you have, in fact, been living under a rock and don’t know what this app is, I’ll explain it. Tinder is an online dating app where you can upload up to 6 photos of yourself and you can write a short bio all about you. When you go on the app, it’ll have images of all the others singles within a certain radius of where you are.

You then have the option to swift left if you don’t like them or swipe right if you do like them and want to get to know them. If you’re iffy on whether you like them based off of one picture, you can click on the image and see more photos and their bio. If you both swipe right for each other, you’ll match and be able to start a conversation.

Dating Tips for Tinder

Although that may sound easy to use, it can get a little complicated. Some people on Tinder are only there for the hook-up while others are there for a real relationship. These tips can help you figure out who wants what and what to do once you actually get that match.

  1. Always read their bio.

It’s not enough just to have a pretty face. If you see someone who you think is immediately attractive, then go to their page and read their bio before actually swiping. You may not like a single thing about them and if you match, you’ll have nothing to talk about. Save those swipes.

  1. Keep your own bio short and simple.

Don’t write a novel or your life story in your bio. Keep it simple and just put down your major interests and a few things you really like. You can even put down your job and what you’re aspiring to be. Nobody will read something super lengthy.

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  1. Only post photos where you stand out.

Don’t put a ton of group pictures up. If a guy can’t tell who you are based on your first picture, they won’t want to swipe. Make your first picture clearly you and then only put up photos where it’s clear which is you.

  1. Don’t give out your number right away.

I know it’s tempting to get away from the Tinder app and just communicate via text, but make sure the person has worked for your number. You may have immediate chemistry only to find out a few days later that you don’t actually like them that much.

  1. There is no “special” opening line.

Don’t try to send a weird pickup line in hopes of making an impression. The best thing you can do to start a conversation is be genuine and just say hello. Referencing something in their bio that caught your attention is also a great way to show them you’re interested in more than just their look.

  1. Link your account to your Instagram.

Tinder has a function that allows you to link to your Instagram account and this is a fantastic idea. Not only do you get your photos in the app, but people can then see more of your life and your interests through Instagram. It’ll help your personality shine through more.

  1. Make sure your photos show your personality.

Don’t put up generic, boring photos. Yes, a few selfies are fun, but you should also put up photos that show your personality and your interests. If you play guitar, put a picture of you playing up. If you play any sports, throw a photo in there. Let people get to know more about you than just your looks through a few photos.

  1. Don’t be too shy.

It’s hard to get up the courage to actually reach out to someone, but if you want to be successful in your Tinder dating ventures, you have to put yourself out there. The easy thing about Tinder is that it’s all on your phone to start with. That makes it easy to say hello even if you’re the shy type. Being shy never got anyone a date – unless the other person was very, very intrigued.

  1. Use the tools available in the app.

There are so many different ways to increase your chances of getting a date. Use your Super Likes. Super liking someone has been shown to increase your chance of a match exponentially. You can also use the gifs and the “like” function in your messages to really let you personality shine through and get your flirt on.

  1. Be yourself, people can tell when you’re fake.

If you try too hard to be someone that you’re not, it’ll show through in the way you talk to people on the app. Nobody likes a fake person and your best chances of scoring a date are making sure you’re just being genuine. If you’re really there to find someone to date, then you can’t afford to attract someone who doesn’t like the real you.

Tinder isn’t a difficult app to navigate, but it can be difficult to get a date and make it last. These tips can help you land that first Tinder date and possibly many more to come.

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