Tinder has made its way around the past several years, quickly climbing the charts as the most popular dating app. From paid services to free apps, the online dating world has become so flooded that it can be hard to figure out which service is right for you. So, you’re probably wonder: what’s a guy have to do to meet girls around here?
You’ve come to the right place, friend. In this article, we’ll walk you through the best Tinder tips for guys, based on experience and research. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet the person of your dreams!
General Tinder Tips
Presumably, you’re on Tinder to figure out how you can meet more girls and have a better success rate with women in your area. (If you would like more technical information on interacting with Tinder, check out this guide.) Fortunately for you, this list is geared toward providing Tinder advice so that guys can get more matches and use Tinder dating to the fullest. Heck – these Tinder profile tips are so good both girls and guys will find success from them.
Your Tinder profile photo is the very first thing anyone sees about you when they decide whether to swipe left or swipe right on you. Therefore, you need to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Make sure the photo is well lit and good quality.
- Try to have a photo of just yourself; when there are multiple people in the photo, it’s ambiguous who it is and people are more likely to swipe left.
- Use the best photo first. Ask your friends for their opinions if you’re not sure.
- Try to have at least two photos of yourself, so your potential matches can get images from different angles, etc. It looks a bit sketchy when the person has only one photo.
- Make sure the profile photo shows your personality or hobbies. Think of how you want to portray yourself and choose a photo that matches that.
- Lastly, stay away from selfies. A selfie often times distorts your face and does not portray you accurately. Plus, who really likes selfies anyway?
If you open up the Tinder app, go to “Settings,” and tap on your profile photo, you will notice that there is a description that says “About You.” This is the second thing people will notice about you. If someone is interested in you – but on the fence on whether they will swipe right or left – they may tap your profile to see more. Then, they will scroll through your other photos and look at your description.
Therefore, having a solid description of yourself is very important. Make sure you are truthful – that it represents who you are and what you’re like. If you have a life motto or a quote you love, this is a good place to put it. We often see people put what university they go/went to, how tall they are, where they’re from, etc. Limit it to high-level information that someone may want to know if they would want to meet you.
Match Radius & Age
You can increase or decrease the match radius that Tinder uses to increase your pool of potential girls or guys to meet. To change the radius, head over to the Tinder app, tap on settings, and then discovery preferences. From there you will see a slider that you can adjust to determine how far away Tinder will look for matches.
The default is 50 miles. If you live in a densely populated city, you may want to reduce that to 15 miles. If you life out in the country far from other cities, you may want to increase the distance to the max of 100 miles away.
You can also change the age of guys and girls you’d like to meet anywhere from age 18 to age 50. A good starting point is to include people that are 10 years younger and 10 years older than you are. Of course, if you’re younger than 28, you won’t be able to have 10 years younger. Adjust according to your preferences, but keep in mind that the larger you make the age range the more potential matches you have. You may find a hot older woman that you would otherwise have eliminated.
Add Interests On Facebook
Tinder is linked to Facebook and therefore the app looks at a number of different things to bring into your Tinder account and make the experience better. One of the things Tinder uses is your interests on Facebook, and that’s where you can work the connection between the two platforms in your favor.
Head over to Facebook and start liking more pages. Like pages of your favorite music, sports team, books, movies, bands, cities, colleges, celebrities, companies, etc. This will increase the chance of matching with someone else who likes the same thing. This also let’s other people see where your interests lie and what you do in your spare time.
Keep Away From Extremes
Speaking of interests, make sure you look through your profile and don’t give off the impression of an extreme personality. That can be an immediate turn off. If you like the Patriots, it’s fine to say that in the description, but don’t have all three of your photos of you in a Pats jersey and a description all about how much you love the Patriots.
Tinder Tips For Guys
While the tips above can help just about anyone utilize Tinder, the following tips are specifically for guys and will focus on how a guy can meet a girl on Tinder.
One main thing to keep in mind throughout using an app like Tinder is what you want out of it. Do you want to go for one night stands, a few casual dates, just chat with girls, or long term girlfriends and relationships? Decide on that first and you’ll have overall better success when modifying your strategy.
Profile Photos for Men
A lot of these should sound obvious but make sure your profile photo follow these big rules. Girls generally like guys that are funny, successful, in shape, and tall. If you possess one or more of those attributes, show them off in your profile photo. If you’re in shape, you could include a photo of you that shows your full body. If you’re successful, use a photo of yourself in a suit. Make sure your portraying yourself the best way possible without lying.
Tinder Pick Up Lines
Tinder pick up lines are one of those things that are often useful but can easily be overdone. Pick up lines can be extremely successful in getting a conversation started, but they can also quickly end what was once a curious interest. To get some inspiration, check out these Tinder Pick Up Lines That Always Work.
Try a new pick up line on a few girls and if they don’t respond, use a new one on someone else. Don’t sit around beating your head against the wall using the same lines over and over again. The main goal is to start a conversation and break the ice. That’s why funny one-liners are often the most successful.
Judge Her Intentions
It’s often a good idea to judge what a girls intentions are on Tinder. Some girls just want to chat with guys and will never meet them, some will want to meet but just be friends, others are looking for a relationship and boyfriend material, and others are just looking for a quick hook up. It will help you in the long run if you can identify early and quickly what the girls’ intentions are and what they are looking for on Tinder.
If you find a girl that wants something different out of your Tinder dating interaction than you do, quickly decide whether it’s worth it to pursue – and if not – cut the cord. There’s no reason to push something when you want different things from the start.
Be A Gentleman
The last suggestion we have is to be a gentleman. Tinder has earned itself a less-than-perfect reputation, so you may not want to contribute to the stereotypes. A lot of guys out there will clearly only be looking to hook up and will make that too obvious. That doesn’t mean you need to be obscenely nice but courting her doesn’t hurt.
Bottom line is: You should try to find a good mix of flirting, funny, gentlemen, and adventurous and you will never go wrong.
So, if you keep one thing in mind it’s to continue to swipe right, chat with girls, and have fun with it. It’s a great app to meet new people and enjoy a social life within your city or town. It can lead to good conversations, dates, or even something more, but it certainly won’t lead to anything if you don’t use it. So get out there and start Tindering!
Know of any other good Tinder tips for guys or girls? What do you think about the tips above, have some of them been helpful to you? Let us know in the comments below.