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The Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder


The world of online dating has changed quite drastically over the past 20 years. We went from it being incredibly embarrassing to admit that you met someone online to it being the norm. In fact, these days it’s hard to imagine how one would meet a potential partner without using a dating website, dating app or at least some form of social media. Coming up to people on the street or in a cafe is actually considered to be super strange, and few people still go to bars to actually find a potential date, instead, it’s a place where you take a date you’ve previously found online. And let’s be real, when it comes to dating apps Tinder is probably the most famous one and the one most people use. So let’s talk about Tinder and how does one navigate this dating app.

What Is Tinder And How To Use It Right

Tinder is a very popular app that allows people to view who’s nearby and like their profiles based on pictures and captions. It can be used just to meet new friends but most people use Tinder as a dating app. The special feature that’s different on Tinder is that you’re only allowed to talk to people who liked you back and therefore you matched. This prevents unnecessary spamming from people you show zero interest in. In order to use it right, you need to follow a few simple guidelines when it comes to filling out your profile and just be a decent human when sending messages.

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How To Make A Good Tinder Bio

So how does one make a good Tinder bio? You have 500 characters to introduce yourself, but most experts say you shouldn’t even come close to 500. In fact – the shorter the better. Think of it as a tweet, and make it something people will want to share or reply to. You shouldn’t state super obvious things in your bio, don’t state things that are obvious from your pictures, don’t try to spell out what kind of person you’re looking for either. Instead, use this space for a joke or a witty remark that will showcase your sense of humor. An interesting question is also a good idea to get people interested. The most important advice we can give you is “keep it short and sweet”.

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How To Start A Conversation On Tinder

Now when it comes to starting conversations on Tinder most people are useless. You never want to just say “hey”, or “how are you”. That’s boring, predictable and pretty lame. There’s very little chance the person will reply, they’ll probably just dismiss it and think you’re not really interested because you haven’t put in the effort to come up with a better opening line. Instead, try to comment on something that’s in the person’s pictures or bio, if it’s obvious you’re into the same kind of things – reference a song or a movie, that always works great for an opener. Another good way to start a convo is to make a funny joke, but don’t just copy-paste the same one to everyone, tailor them to each person.


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What Should You Open On Tinder With And What Not

When it comes to dos and don’ts of private messaging there are also a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. As we’ve stated before don’t just open with a “hey” or any other variety of that. Instead, try to start a conversation with an open-ended question or a question relating to something in the person’s profile. If you see that they travel ask about what’s their favorite destination they’ve been to or what’s on their bucket list. If you see they’re into music – ask what concert was most memorable. Don’t start a conversation on a negative note. People think it’s cool to be sarcastic and we see how sometimes it’s fun but it’s different in person and different online. You don’t want your first interaction to start with sarcasm. Don’t use cheesy pick-up lines, don’t use icky innuendos and definitely don’t ask for more pics.

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How To Get More Matches On Tinder

It’s questionable whether you want more matches in general or more matches that matter. The best way to get more matches is to tailor your photos for maximum efficiency. People tend to swipe right more on genuine pictures of people looking happy and smiling. We’re not saying you should post a headshot, but a nice natural picture of you smiling is your best bet. Make sure to also include some pictures of you doing things you love (be it travelling, cooking, hiking or playing tennis). Include 1 or two group pictures to show that you’re sociable, but the group photo shouldn’t have more than 4 people in it, because you want it to be easy to find you in the pic. Another thing that gets people to match with you is including a question or a joke in the bio.

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How To Find Someone Special On Tinder

It’s pretty easy to find casual dates on Tinder but if you’re looking for someone specialyou should just be as unapologetically yourself as you can. Don’t mention things everyone likes in the bio, instead go for your super-specific obscure references that only the chosen ones would get. If you have a weird hobby that you’re very into – post a picture of yourself doing that instead of going for what’s more popular and mundane. Basically, showcase the interests that will thin the herd instead of appealing to the masses. Your special someone will appreciate that.