Tinder dating tips

tinder dating tips

If you have somehow managed to avoid any mention or usage of this dating app, here's a little rundown. Tinder syncs up with its users' Facebook accounts to find prospects. Users can flip through the mini-profiles of said prospects, which include first names and ages, and either "like" or "pass." If, and only if, two people like each others' profiles, then they are matched and can chat with one another.

With up to six photos, a quick bio, and a list of any mutual interests and friends from Facebook, Tinder users can quickly judge whether they're interested or not. This means that the content of your Tinder profile can make or break your next hookup/relationship/awkward text conversation that ends terribly.

As reluctant-to-admit-it Tinderellas, we have flipped through our fair share of Tinderfellas and witnessed the good, the bad, and the flat-out disgusting in men's profiles. So, in hopes of bettering the half-assed mobile dating experience for all of us, we're gonna do you dudes a favor and dish the dos and don'ts of creating your Tinder profiles.

10. Don't use only group photos. We are not going to spend the time analyzing six different images, trying to decipher which man-face is the common denominator. If we wanted to play that game, we'd pick up a book and hunt for Waldo.

9. Do use selfies. Normally, selfies are frowned upon both when being taken and when posted on any social media. However, when we're trying to judge your date-ability based solely off your physical looks, please give us at least one selfie. We'll even take a Myspace-style mirror pic. Just give us something where we can clearly see your face -- unless it's a crotch selfie. You know what we're talking about, guys. When you hold your phone in your lap and take a photo of you looking down on it. We're not stupid. We know what you're trying to do. Subtlety, fellas. It's all about the subtlety.

8. Don't try to show us you're a fun guy by using photos of you shirtless and toasting with a red cup. By all means, do try to show us you're a fun guy, but when all we see are photos of you half-naked at parties with Bud Light after Bud Light, all we're going to take away is that you probably don't own a shirt, and we have very different tastes in alcohol. Also, please try to have sleeves in at least one of your photos.

7. Don't be married. Don't have photos of you and your wife on your wedding day signing your marriage certificate. We don't care if your wife is "cool with it." We and we're guessing a majority of the female population are not. Tinder is creepy enough without self-proclaimed married men joining in the hunt. Stop that.

The profile picture: A rare variety of the more commonplace "guy with cute animal", you can pretty much swap tiger for any dangerous or exotic creature, including sharks, snakes, spiders and particularly rabid-looking dogs.

Dolly's reaction: "I normally just take a screenshot for my collection and move on. However, it is very hard to swipe left when you get to a man cuddling a kitten or on the sofa with his dog. Often I won't even check what they look like."

Other reactions included: "I'm fine with dogs in pictures, mainly because I have my own dog in mine, and it's a good talking point. I'm less beguiled by safari animals but still it's probably my favourite of all the categories here."

The profile picture: Oh me? I'm just chilling in the Andes, where I've been trekking with my extreme buddies who I met on a BASE jumping forum.

Dolly's reaction: "If it's just photos of him jumping out of planes or climbing mountains or standing aboard a moving moped, I worry he'd be a little bit exhausting and I'd probably stick him onto the no pile."

Other reactions included: "Bit unoriginal really. And skydiving/extreme sports pics which obscure your looks with goggles/anoraks/headgear/reflectives are surely counterintuitive to the point of Tinder and should be banned."

The profile picture: You're looking great - good suit, big smile. Only one problem: the hastily cut-out woman on your arm. And wait... are you at a wedding?



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The profile picture: A rare variety of the more commonplace "guy with cute animal", you can pretty much swap tiger for any dangerous or exotic creature, including sharks, snakes, spiders and particularly rabid-looking dogs.

Dolly's reaction: "I normally just take a screenshot for my collection and move on. However, it is very hard to swipe left when you get to a man cuddling a kitten or on the sofa with his dog. Often I won't even check what they look like."

Other reactions included: "I'm fine with dogs in pictures, mainly because I have my own dog in mine, and it's a good talking point. I'm less beguiled by safari animals but still it's probably my favourite of all the categories here."

The profile picture: Oh me? I'm just chilling in the Andes, where I've been trekking with my extreme buddies who I met on a BASE jumping forum.

Dolly's reaction: "If it's just photos of him jumping out of planes or climbing mountains or standing aboard a moving moped, I worry he'd be a little bit exhausting and I'd probably stick him onto the no pile."

Other reactions included: "Bit unoriginal really. And skydiving/extreme sports pics which obscure your looks with goggles/anoraks/headgear/reflectives are surely counterintuitive to the point of Tinder and should be banned."

The profile picture: You're looking great - good suit, big smile. Only one problem: the hastily cut-out woman on your arm. And wait... are you at a wedding?