One couple went to a wedding together in a different country for their first date and they really hit it off – I mean more power to you if you can do that.’ And if the date’s not going well…‘Call me old fashioned but I think honesty is best – say it was good to meet you and end it early.
We had a chat with Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s VP of Comms and the woman who helped launch the world’s most successful dating app, to ask how to get a swipe right every time. Stop pouting and start smiling ‘A lot of people think their serious, hot photo is going to get them a lot of swipes, but we’ve found that when when you’re authentically smiling, it actually increases your chances of getting a swipe right by 14%, which is a significant percentage.
Head shots from professional modelling photos don’t work either – they tend to be a bit of a turn off.
A Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos (of your choice) and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.
You can also include your education and occupation in your bio.
A medium shot (like the girl in the backpack) is the optimum choice and gets the most action, as you can actually get a good sense of the person’s body type (they aren’t hiding anything) as opposed to an extreme close up shot, which gets very little interest from matches. Matches who received the least amount of communication were those who included a very narrow portrait photo, where it looked as if they had clearly cut out the person next to them. Then upload blurry, poor quality or super small images.
(The tacky factor here is high, along with the assumption that you have cropped out your ex! This seems like an obvious statement, but thousands of people upload pics like this. Because we present more emotion with the left side of the face.You can share your favourite music with potential matches via Spotify.Users can broadcast a song through Spotify, share what they’re currently listening to on the app, and find out who shares their taste in music.I would say leave them at home and choose a photo that shows your personality.’ Stand out from the crowd ‘The majority of people wear neutral colours in their profile photos – black, brown, white, or grey.So if you really want to stand out, wear a bit of colour.’ Keep group photos to a minimum ‘I like seeing who someone’s friends are because I think that says a lot about a person, but one group photo is enough – don’t make it your first photo, and certainly not all of them.’ Don’t neglect your bio ‘As a guy, you’re 98 per cent more likely to get swiped right if you don’t have your bio filled out.What matters more than anything when it comes to your online dating profile? Photos can drastically increase your chances of getting more communication and dates. In fact, profiles with photos are nine times more likely to get communication.