Tinder has changed the way online dating by removing the hassle of using a desktop computer on mobile devices that can be used anywhere. It’s great for reaching people in your area. The great thing about Tinder is that it’s fast. You download the app, upload a few photos, and then drag. Unfortunately, not everyone is as successful as everyone else. Sometimes it’s an easy fix, while other times it’s almost impossible.
When I first started using Tinder, I was a bit reluctant. Most people used it to find people to connect with. It actually hurt my chances of getting a game. The girls I met expected me to harass them until they agreed on a date. Knowing that I always tried to show my personality from the start.
I’m not the funniest, handsome, or muscular guy. That’s what most guys think it’ll give them a match for. Believe me, this is not true. To start getting matches, you first need to realize that everyone who looks at your profile photo is a possible match. All you have to do is introduce yourself accordingly and the rest will follow.
Be confident in who you are and follow these 7 tips to improve your odds of getting the most matches.
1. Make your profile picture interesting
Your profile picture should stand out. Take it in an interesting environment. Maybe you hiked, or you were on a boat, or you were at a party somewhere. Your environment will make your photo stand out, so use it to your advantage.
2. Your first photo should not be a group photo
It’s so frustrating because when someone sees your photo, they have to guess which person you are. That frustration turns to disinterest when they see that the person they wanted you to be is actually the friend you were standing next to.
3. Include the things you love to do
A picture is worth a thousand words, isn’t it? The same goes for your choice of photos. Instead of typing on your favorite hobbies, include a photo of the time you went to the Netherlands.
4. Add some personality
No one likes a simple Jane, especially on Tinder. After browsing through hundreds of photos, it’s always nice to find someone different. Your personality is what will make you different.
5. Send them a message first and quickly
Once you are in correspondence with someone, respond to them as soon as possible. It won’t seem hopeless. It will be a gesture of confidence.
6. Try some creative selection lines
As cheesy as people think, Tinder users seem to hear some creative reading lines. Find a few good ones and use them to start a conversation. Don’t count on them though. Sometimes your match won’t get the pickup lines.
7. If someone is not responding to your messages, don’t worry.
The amazing thing about Tinder is that for the most part you are just testing the waters. Nothing is ever set in stone. You can correspond to 100 people, send them a message, but never meet them. There are plenty of people who do that.
Good luck with the dating scene. Not everyone is supposed to use Tinder. I tried it, but after a while I decided to go the old-fashioned way. It fits my personality a bit better. Maybe the old-fashioned way would work for you.