Create the perfect Tinder profile to get more right swipes

Create the perfect Tinder profile to get more right swipes

Tinder CEO Sean Rad advises in an interview with GQ magazine the secrets on how to create the perfect Tinder profile to attract more suitors. If you’re not familiar, the social dating app relies on first impressions, where users judge their potential dates based on profile picture. Swipe right on a profile picture to imply interest, and swipe left otherwise. Sean Rad explains the science and tricks to spice up your profile and text to get more right swipes. Below are some excerpts from the interview.

Good profile photo

“You should definitely put your best foot forward on Tinder. Your first photo is what people are going to see before they even click on your profile. Choose a picture that represents you best – whether that’s you in a suit, or jeans and a T-shirt. It’s pretty well-known that smiling in photos helps you to be perceived as more friendly too.”

Bad profile photo

“I’ve talked to a lot of people about Tinder etiquette and the general consensus is that shirtless gym selfies are a huge ‘NO.’ You’re on Tinder to meet new people – the last thing you want those people to think is that you’re too self-absorbed or narcissistic to hold a real conversation.”

Be genuine

“Be yourself! Your pictures should give others a sense of your personality, hobbies and interests. If you like to go rock climbing or hiking, show it. If you’re kind of a goofball, show it.”

Write something

“Never skip the bio section – girls are 99 per cent less likely to swipe right on you if you aren’t willing to share some basic info about yourself.”

Keep it focused  

“Keep it short and sweet. Include a hobby or two, a quote from one of your favourite TV characters, what types of people you’d like to meet, or a fun fact. It’s not a bad idea to show how strong your emoji game is, either. While an obscure reference may puzzle some, it could also help find you the perfect match.” 

Be open, not obnoxious

“If someone’s reaction is to slap you without even having met you yet (based on your bio), you’re doing it wrong. If they don’t learn anything about you from your bio, you’re also doing it wrong.”