Meeting your match organically seems nearly impossible in this social media dependent world. At this point, our future kids will be reading about ‘old dating tactics’ in their history books. As unfortunate as that is, if we don’t want to end up alone, we have to be one with the times and roll with the dating apps. But don’t worry – we have a few dating app profile tips that will help you match with someone worth swiping right on.
6 Unique Dating App Profile Tips
Tip #1. If you’re embarrassed to show your profile to your friends, you’re doing something wrong.
Don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family for some help in this department. Not sure how to start? Nonchalantly ask, “what are a few words that best describe me?” and use that list as the basis of what you should include in your dating app profile.
When it comes to photos, ask a friend for their opinion before choosing them. Once you think you’ve perfected your dating app profile, hand it over to the most brutally honest friend you have, and try and detect any crude facial expressions as they scroll. Actions speak louder than words, and that will tell you all you need to know!
Tip #2. Keep it cool.
Keep your dating app profile short and sweet with a side of cool, calm and collected. We know, it sounds easier said than done.
For example, maybe it’s just us, but tons of emojis send immature, bordering-on-creepy vibes. Most mature, professional adults aren’t scouring their phones for an emoji to match the phrase “avid cycler.” Something about an obnoxious abundance of emojis gives us pause, and could be the deciding factor of a swipe left or right.
On the topic of keeping it cool, try not to overshare in your bio. Save it for the first date! Also, refrain from being vulgar in any way. These actions can definitely be a deterrent from a good match, and it goes back to tip #1. If you’d be embarrassed for grandma to see your dating app profile, it might be a bit… much.
Tip #3. Separate yourself from the millions of others.
Add something that can be an easy conversation starter! For example, you could add what your love language is, or include your MBTI personality type. This is something easy for a potential match to use in an opening line, and will let you know right off the bat if they aren’t compatible with you.
Other examples to include are: your Zodiac sign, if you have a certain diet or lifestyle (like veganism) or if you are part of a club that you can give a shout-out to. Moral of the story is, make your bio stand out with some of your unique personality traits. It’s harder to swipe left when you don’t come across as any old Joe Shmoe!
Tip #4. “But, which one is he?” Ditch the group photos!
It’s quite awkward when you connect with someone and after an hour of conversation, you realize he was the guy on the right, not the left… (before we ghost you, can you give us your friend’s digits?)
Make sure to include at least one photo that is obviously you. Your whole profile should include a variety of photos, and a group photo can be one or two (it’s good to show that you have friends!). Another should be you in your natural habitat, doing whatever you love – whether that’s yoga, hiking, cooking or walking your dog. Include a range of poses and angles, so the people checking you out know for a fact that you are who you say you are. The last thing we want is to get Nev involved.
Also, while we’re on the topic of photos, maybe ditch the photo of you with your ex who now has an emoji over their face? Just a thought, Liam! *side eye*
Tip #5. Tag your social media.
This is one of the most important tips to creating your dating profile, though sometimes it can feel scary! It is always helpful to have some other platforms linked to your dating app profile. Some apps even have the option to connect your Spotify and add music links, which is another awesome conversation starter for fellow music lovers.
Linking yourself in is helpful for a handful of reasons; trust and safety, mutual friends, providing access to more organic photos. If you’re taking the dating app game seriously, remember that the more information you share, the better! If they don’t like you after seeing your Instagram, they weren’t a good match for you, anyway.
Tip #6. Be straight up about your intentions!
On some dating apps, there is a feature to share what you’re looking for within the app, such as; friendship, a relationship, friends with benefits, or not so sure yet. There’s no point in wasting your time or other people’s time, so be upfront and honest about your intentions. There’s no shame in the hookup game, but it’s not cool to string someone along who’s looking for something more serious.
This tip is crucial to help someone decipher whether or not they want to match with you and save you both lots of time and heartache.
Our Final Dating App Profile Tips
The most important advice we have is just to be yourself! It sounds cheesy, but if you put on a facade, no one will get to know the real you. Remember that if someone doesn’t like you for who you are, they are not your ideal match anyway.
Now that your apps are polished and ready to go, get to swiping! And don’t forget to invite us to the wedding.