3 Tinder Hacks That Get You More Swipe Rights

Despite what has been written, Tinder isn’t ruining dating. In fact, If you have a Tinder profile, or use any dating apps currently, you’re increasing your chances of finding the right person. The key to success is in your profile. The person that you’re trying to attract is out there, but you won’t know if they don’t swipe right.

Dating apps are almost perfect self-reflections of who we think we are. For this reason many people find the same success or failure meeting people via apps as they do in real life. This wouldn’t be a bad thing except what I’ve found with apps such as Tinder, and Bumble is that the more matches you make the more profiles you’re shown.

If you aren’t matching with more people then you’ll get stuck seeing the same options over and over or worse, running out. A dating app wants to resign anyone they deem as “unpopular” to a paying customer.

Tinder wants you to make matches so that you have more reasons to engage with the app. More data for them. So how do you get more swipes right?

Post Awesome Photos

For most of the dating apps available today, looks play a huge role in your success. Choose four great photos that and don’t include a body shot. Make sure your last photo is the best. Do not include any other friends (especially of the opposite sex) in your photos. Make sure your photo isn’t too close to the camera. Make sure you’re smiling, or laughing, in at least one of the photos.

If you can avoid using a selfie, then choose a photo that’s just a great shot of your face. Don’t include photos that are blurry or too far away, it will make people think you’re ugly. Distorted photos send the message that you’re trying to hide something, or are too lazy to find a good photo of yourself.

Don’t Connect Your Instagram!

Tinder is now giving you the option to connect your Instagram account, but don’t! This isn’t because Instagram isn’t useful. It’s actually a great way to connect with dates outside of the app. It’s also a great way to investigate what someone really looks like, and who they are but when it comes to swipes privacy works in your favor.

Connecting your Instagram might deter someone from swiping right and actually getting to know you. Again, while it’s great to have options, swipe rights also tells Tinder you’re popular. Being more popular = more benefits.

Write A Great Bio That Gets To The Point

As dating app designs change the importance of your bio also changes. Tinder now makes it possible to read the bio over the photo without having to scroll down. For this instance, a short bio works best. It shows that you tooks some time to curate your profile but it also makes your profile easy to view.

I also recommend changing your bio over time. It doesn’t have to be a novel but it should work. If you’re not getting as many matches as you’d like change your bio and keep changing it until it works for you.

Don’t Swipe Right On Everyone

The idea that swiping right on everyone is a Tinder hack, it isn’t. Swiping right on every profile makes you seem desperate and unbiased which is incredibly unattractive. The Tinder algorithm hates this behavior and on apps like Bumble, they will flag you. So what should you do? Swipe right on the people who are most likely to date you as well as who you want to date. Everyone has a type that they can pull.

Be strategic in swiping and choose those who might find you as their type, even if they’re not yours. Why? So that Tinder gets the message that people like you. If you’re so picky about who you swipe right on that you are missing out on matches you will fall into the “unpopular” category which means more ads and less choices.

Everyone has an audience. A type that always likes them even if it isn’t mutual. Swipe right on who likes you to increase your matches because Tinder is cares about data. They are collecting it on you and that affects how many users you see, the ads you see, and your overall experience.

16 thoughts on “3 Tinder Hacks That Get You More Swipe Rights

  1. But, the only kind I can “pull” are obese, really ugly, or wrinkled little old ladies. The whole reason I’m on Tinder is to try to do better than that.

    1. Thank you for your comment and your honesty. I get that we judge ourselves sometimes by who shows us attention. We think that we should be attracting a better, higher caliber of person and what is wrong with us if the undesirables of the world think the have a chance. The trick is to get a clear picture of what you want and who you want to attract. Avoid or ignore those who are not it. That might sound harsh but when you are serious about what you want, you can’t give everyone a chance. If you want more, you have to sometimes be more selective. I hope this was helpful.

  2. What about the individual(like myself) who seems to friendzone themselves at every corner? YES, even online. I think I am far too nice and understanding. Any advice for me?

    1. Thank you for asking and for your question. The solution to friend-zoning yourself is confidence. Yes, that’s the broad answer but the truth is if you commit to your confidence more than the attention of others its easier to take deliberate actions. You are the in the friend zone because you haven’t created a chemical bond between you and the person you’re dating. The friend zone is a place where there is no sexual chemistry. In order to develop chemistry with someone, you have to earn their respect and show value. You have to believe in yourself in order to sell yourself to someone else. The best way to move past the friend zone is work harder on showing your strengths and value to the person you want to date. It can help to be decisive. I hope this was helpful.

  3. “If you know the “type” who likes you, swipe right on them to increase your matches, which makes you cool in the eyes of Tinder.”

    – what if, in my case, you don’t know the ‘type’ who likes you due to never having being in a relationship of any sorts nor having matched on either tinder, bumble, okcupid or match.com?

    1. Thank you for reading and for the comment. So, I love your question. You may have missed cues from people who are interested in you in real life so it’s difficult to translate onto dating apps. Think about the people who are in your social circle, or maybe someone who smiled or flirted with you at a party or in line at a coffee shop. What “types” of people do you notice are nice to you or seem to pay you attention. You might not have taken this as flirting but maybe you just missed the signs. Think back to those moments and swipe on those who seem to fit a similar profile, even if you 100% sure the type that might be interested, guesses won’t harm you. I hope this was helpful.

  4. I have to say this is part good advice, part not. Your best photo NEEDS to be first, because for most users (especially the hot (read: selective) ones), that’s the only pic they’ll see.

    Also having friends in your shots is a good thing, it shows that you’re a social person who actually does things instead of just poses for pictures (first pic oughta be solo though so we know who you are). And having pics with the opposite sex in them is a definite plus for guys: showing that you’re wanted by other women is one of the surest ways to look attractive. It comes with a caveat though: the girls should have a “we’ve done stuff together” look in their eyes, not a “he’s my gay best friend” look; that one’ll have the opposite of the desired effect.

    1. Thanks so much for reading and for your comment. I understand your point of view but one key point that isn’t stated in this article is that there are some varying rules for women than for men. You make some valid points but to be clear, just because your best photo isn’t first, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a great picture. Also, it’s better to show that you’re active versus “popular”. What women find sexy is very different than what men find sexy so for us, seeing a guy with another woman in a photo insights competition which is a negative feeling for women. Not to say that it can’t be a motivator but you don’t want to attract anyone who is driven by it. I really appreciate your feedback and for reading!

  5. Every single article I read says something different, it’s ridiculous. You’ll need to stip saying what YOU like and have Polls done with the same guys, with different types of pics and which are more successful. The either ways is ask the same questions to 100 or more Woman. The real problem with tinder are many of us attractive people gets lots of matches, with no responses. Trust me, I’m very smooth, I don’t say stupid stuff, and blow it that way. My responses are medium, neither say what’s up sexy, or telling irrelevant information.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment but as I’ve shared before, I am a firm believer that your dating experience can be greatly affected by YOU and the actions we take as individuals. There is accessible data that will show what variables lead to matches on Tinder or other apps, but before Tinder many of us still struggled in dating. Apps are not the issue. For those dating for fun and using apps as a tool to meet new people, I think there are certain best practices that can take the match offline but it’s an investment in time. Even just chatting can be time consuming. If you are serious about finding potential life partners however, I believe that you have to do the work to get the results. It doesn’t matter how many times you fail because when you succeed and find the relationship that you want, the past is water under the bridge. That being said. Dating advice is a lot like weight loss advice in that not all systems work for everyone and just because a good diet plan worked for someone else doesn’t mean it will work for you. Best practice is to take onboard the advice that resonates with you and tweak it for your desired effect. Everything isn’t for everybody but the key in dating is NOT to rely on what any ‘expert’ says even me, it’s to only do what works. Thanks again for your insights.

        1. You can search “dating app data” in Google and read some initial research but okcupid and Match.com both release data reports each year. They can be found via a Google search as well. I hope this is helpful.

  6. Interesting advice, especially pertaining to pics. I’ve been goofing around with these apps and dating sites on and off for a few years now, and a few facts are clear:

    Men are the more visual creatures, so women should NEVER use pictures with other women (GNO, etc.), especially if the other women in the picture could be considered by some as more attractive than you. The guy’s eyes will nearly always drift to the one he views as more attractive, and when he realizes you are not THAT one, there’s a diminished effect. Don’t set yourself up as a comparison with another attractive woman (or women).

    At the risk of sounding a little creepy, the same effect can happen when women in their 30’s and 40’s use pictures that include their grown daughters. If you’re 42, and you have a smoking hot 22 year old daughter, guys will subconsciously focus on her first. Keep in mind this is a dating site, not Facebook or Instagram. The focus should be on you.

    I also agree with an earlier poster that your main photo should be your best–particularly for men. That’s not to say the others shouldn’t be good as well. But with the ratios of men to women on dating sites being what they are, women are more likely on a Tinder or POF Meet Me to make a decision on the main picture alone. Why would I want to bury my best picture in fourth place? I’m constantly amazed–especially by women–who use poor pictures or ones with sunglasses as their main photo, when they have a much more appealing one buried beneath. Guys may never see it because they swiped left based on the main photo.

    Overall good advice. Great article!

  7. Ok so I have never had a woman Swipe right on me. My pics are good quality, I’m not bad looking. My bio is OK, I think.
    A mate of mine has one really blurry pic and his bio is “x” and he gets a couple dates a week.
    In ‘real life’ I get women who are interested and think I’m good looking or whatever, but I have too much respect for women and myself for one night stands so I keep it at flirting and maybe kissing it whatever.
    They ask me to text them as they want to see me again but when i do every one blows me off.
    No idea why.

    1. Thank you for your comment, and for reading. To answer your question, here are a few tips I recommend for getting matches. 1. Swipe on people who you assume would like you. Our natural habit is to swipe on users that are on a higher scale than we would approach in real life. We tend to select our ideal match which isn’t realistic because that’s not how we select partners IRL. You have a demographic of women who are already inclined to like you, by understanding who you are a match for, your odds increase of making matches. 2. Think of your match showing your photo to her friends. Typically when you meet a man online, your friends are likely to asking, “What does he look like?” Curate your photos to impress not only your match but her friends. Select photos that would elicit a positive response from a second opinion. 3. Stay in your lane. You can’t compare you success to someone else, I know men who have thousands of matches but are still single. It’s about results. Set a goal, identify your success metric and take action. If you want a date then you have to strictly monitor what you’re doing that isn’t working and change course. If you’d like a profile review you can book a complimentary session with me: calendly.com/flirt I’m happy to help. I hope this was helpful.

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