Tinder is an app that has changed the way we date.
It’s a fast paced, no-strings-attached kind of world where you can swipe through thousands of profiles and find someone to go on a date with in just ten minutes.
But with so many options, it can be hard to make your profile stand out from the crowd. We’ve put together 15 tinder photo tips that will help you get more matches – read on!
Make sure to upload a profile picture!
This is one of the first questions that people will ask about you, so make it count.
Try for an attractive photo while still making yourself recognizable (no duckfaces please!).
It can be hard to get into your own head when deciding what’s cute or not, but take a look at some celebrities and try to emulate their style in order to see if you could pull off this kind of shot on Tinder.
You can also use apps like Facetune as well – they’ll help with any awkwardness around blemishes or red eye from taking the picture too soon after waking up.
Include both photos and short descriptions on your main page!
If someone likes what they see when looking at your profile, they may not want to swipe past you just in case they miss out on something great.
This can be a problem if all of the info is only provided through links and other people have no idea what to expect when clicking them.
So provide photos that show how good looking and interesting you are!
Create an intriguing bio with specific details about who you are or some kind of personal story.
If someone swipes right because they think you’re handsome but then finds out that there’s a lot more than meets the eye .
It might encourage them to keep going instead of scrolling off into oblivion. You don’t need to go overboard here either.
Make sure it has personality while still being informative enough for people who take time out of their day to read it.
Start with photos that are fully clothed and only show your face in order to build suspense, then slowly move into more revealing pics as the conversation progresses – this will help you make sure they’re still invested and interested after the first contact!
Make sure all of your pictures are recent
People can tell when someone’s been trying too hard to get matches if they have a five year old photo up from high school even though they look like an old man now.
You might be able to slip by once or twice but that’ll lose its potency pretty quickly so keep it fresh at all times; this also goes for full body shots versus just headshots.
Don’t overdo it on filters:
If you’re going to use filters, don’t overuse them. A little can go a long way!
Don’t add unnecessary information.
It’s tempting to put your height and weight on there (and that might be necessary for some of the more body positive dating apps out there).
But it’s not really helpful in terms of hooking up with someone else since those are things you can find out about them after meeting or talking via text message.
don’t use the same picture in your profile as you are using on Facebook.
If people want to know these intimate details, they’ll ask – so save yourself from being bombarded by questions that have already been answered.
Plus this will make potential matches assume that all your pictures are airbrushed which is far less attractive than showing off your natural features.
Don’t include pictures with people other than yourself.
It can be confusing for potential matches and will make them think that they may not have a chance to date you if they know that someone else is already involved
The best Tinder photo has good lighting; natural light works best.
If possible try to take your photos outside or at least by a window – even taking a selfie inside under some sunlight can work!
Avoid artificial lights like flash photography which produces unnatural shadows and highlights making everyone look older, heavier, more tired etc.
Plus avoid indoor shots altogether unless this is where most of your socializing happens so when you’re scrolling through profiles all the photos will at least be in the same environment
Don’t include your friends or family members in your pictures.
It can seem like they are trying to steal you away from a potential match, which is never good for business!
You’ll want to appear available and single rather than taken so that people don’t view you as competition when it comes time for them swiping through profiles, looking for someone who might share their interests with them
Your best bet is to use candid shots – just make sure there’s no other person visible on camera
Be mindful of what you’re wearing: wear something fitted without any camel toe.
Because this will distract others; avoid anything too tight or revealing since these colors show up better on camera and can create a distraction in the picture
Your lighting needs to be on point: make sure your pictures are not too dark and that you can see every detail of your outfit.
In addition, try taking them with natural light rather than a flash as this will help minimize shadows
Don’t take selfies from below – it can make you look short or like an old woman; instead, use either profile shots (with just half of your face showing).
Or full body shots so someone can experience how tall and confident you really are
Keep things simple by using one image for all profiles unless they’re specifically for different social media pages — don’t overwhelm people! This also means no more uploading dozens of photos to go along with every single update; only upload a few
Don’t take shirtless selfies or photos of you in your underwear unless it’s for an art project
Avoid pictures with other people; they can make someone think you’re already taken and looking to date more than one person at the same time
No heavy makeup: leave some mystery there. You want him to be attracted, not scared away by what he sees in front of him