Setting Up Your Tinder Profile
Straight to the point
Looking for success on Tinder? It's not just about snapping a few photos with your iPhone. Women are selective, and the pictures you post on your profile can greatly impact the type of matches you receive. Let’s the dos and don'ts of posting pictures on Tinder and offer tips for choosing the right photos to attract the kind of person you want. I’ll also provide some examples of successful profiles and advice on writing an effective bio.
What Are You Looking For?:
This Is Tinder Game Theory
Many guys simply think, "I'll take a couple of pictures with my iPhone. They'll be clear and in HD, but that's enough." To the average guy, we look at the picture and say, "Nice picture." However, women are extremely selective. They don't indiscriminately swipe. They typically carefully look through a guy's pictures before swiping left.
The Dos and Don'ts of Posting Pictures on Tinder
Are you traveling and looking to attract a girl while on the go? In that case, adventure-focused pictures can be a great way to grab the attention of high-status, dopamine-seeking women. Consider sharing photos of yourself in exotic locations or engaging in thrilling activities.
Alternatively, if you're seeking a high-status local girl, focus on pictures that showcase your status and lifestyle in the city. Share pictures of yourself at top-notch venues that you know the hottest girls frequent or would like to visit.
However, if your pictures are just average and show you hanging out at the park, with the boys, or at a dive bar, you will likely only attract average girls who frequent those types of venues. Remember, you need to project to the world what you want.
In conclusion, the pictures you choose on Tinder can greatly impact the type of matches you receive. Be strategic in your choices and consider what kind of person you want to attract.
Here are some pictures you should never post on your Tinder profile:
Shirtless pictures: Unless you are in outstanding shape, don't make yourself look corny.
Group pictures: If you want to attract women, don't make them confused about which person you are in the photo. Avoid group photos unless it's an activity picture that features you as the main focus.
Pictures with unattractive or single women: Don't try to attract women by posting pictures with unattractive or single women. It makes you look corny and desperate.
Wearing the same clothes: If you've taken pictures in multiple locations, don't post pictures of yourself wearing the same clothes in all of them. Choose the best picture and try to change your outfit for different locations. This will make it look like you were in the area on multiple occasions.
No selfies: Selfies are a big no-no. Avoid posting them on your Tinder profile.
Tips for Choosing the Right Pictures on Tinder
Under no circumstances should you post group photos unless it's an activity photo that features you as the main focus. Avoid posting pictures of yourself in a group of guys drinking or standing around.
If you have a picture of yourself playing soccer, midway through a jump shot, and you are the main focus, then it's okay to post. However, pictures of yourself in a group of guys drinking or standing around are a no-go.
Consider taking pictures while engaging in exciting activities such as jet skiing, skydiving, relaxing on a boat with friends, riding a motorcycle, working out, or simply walking down the street in a sharp suit or stylish outfit.
Here are some collections of profiles dedicated to fashion, taking good pictures, and guys with excellent pictures. Your photos may not need to be over the top, but they should give you some ideas on how to improve your profile.
Mr. Dasante - Men's posing
In addition to this - I have a more recent article specifically on taking good pictures
It is obvious that you should use your best photo first. However, you should not put your worst photo last. You don’t want a woman to click on your profile and find that your photos get progressively worse, turning her off.
1st Photo: A photo that clearly shows your face. If a woman can't tell what you look like in the first photo, she is less likely to keep swiping. You should not be looking directly into the camera and smiling in this photo, but you should not be so far away that no one can tell what you look like.
2nd Photo: This photo should stand out and make you seem adventurous or a regular at a hot location in the city. For example, if you live in Miami, this photo could be taken at a hot non-touristy location. If you are just traveling through Denver, this photo could be taken at a touristy location in Miami.
3rd Photo: This photo should be neutral and not too expensive or out of reach. This is an opportunity to post a photo with a dog or any animal. The point of this photo is to show that you are not a complete "fuckboy". While "fuckboy" pictures may stand out, many women will think they are too over-the-top. Women want to meet men they perceive as high status, but they don't want to feel used and discarded.
After that, you can post your other high-quality photos until the LAST PICTURE. Your last picture should be one of your best pictures.
Now you’re probably wondering.. how do I know which pictures are my best pictures.
Photo Feeler - There’s the secret.
Photofeeler lets you upload photos and receive ratings from other people. You will get a relatively detailed rating that tells you which pictures are good and which ones suck. This is how you can determine the quality of your pictures without any guesswork
Writing your Bio
This Should be Short
Who You are / What is your
Let’s say you travel a lot and make youtube videos
Traveler | Content Creator
Pretty Girls and White Wine are my weaknesses
Taco Enthusiast | Regular at Chipotle
6’4 - but tell me where your favorite cocktail bar.
**If you're traveling, it's important to include the current city in your bio. If you're in a city with a lot of tourists, it helps to put "From 📍X City" - one extra word to signal that you're a local. If your city doesn't get that many visitors, there's no need to add the pin.
If you have strengths, it's good to mention them. One thing that everyone seems to care about is height, so if you're above average height, it doesn't hurt to include your height in your bio.
Things in your profile to leave blank: Some apps have detailed features to categorize yourself. Unless you have strong preferences, I suggest not using them. This includes religion, drug use, COVID status, dietary preferences, political views, or anything that could be seen as controversial. Many people only care about these things in the vacuum of the internet, so there's no reason to allow people to disqualify you before they even get to see your profile.
Dating apps and Instagram go hand in hand. If you want more specific information on how to create great content for your social media profiles in general, I suggest checking out the Instagram guides. All of that information will provide additional tools to set up your dating app profiles.
Leave a question in the comments if you want more information - I'll expand or write a part 2 if needed.
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