A while back, actually, close to the very beginning of “mazforthefanz”, I wrote an article entitled “It’s Going Down, I’m Yelling Tinder“. It’s a great, light read. All about how to earn a “right swipe” or “like” from me. The Do’s and Don’ts of Tinder (an online “dating” site) from a girl’s perspective; if you will.
Now, I’m a major advocate for the Tinder App (holler at me CEO’s of Tinder if you’re trying to sponsor me here). I think it’s awesome. If it’s not good for anything, it’s good for a laugh if you don’t take it too seriously. It’s also a really great platform to meet people in your area that you may find attractive or have common interests with. It’s quick, it’s efficient and it’s a fun way to pass the time if you’re bored. It’s meeting new people, all at the swipe of a finger.
Today, I decided to give the ladies out there some advice on how to create the perfect profile.
Let’s start with the pictures.
Now, I’ve heard some girls say that you should always put pictures up with your friends that are “uglier” than you, but I think that 1) that’s rude and 2) then the guy will probably think that you hang out with only trolls. So, I see that as a no win scenario. But, on the other hand, you don’t want to post a picture where you’re with your friends and looking like a doofus while they are all looking like goddesses. You have to find a balance where you all look good and where you somehow stand out.
What you want is to post some bomb-ass selfies. Usually a nice smiling picture does the job; unless you have jacked up teeth, then avoid that. Post a picture of you doing one of your hobbies. Are you a horseback rider? Do you act or perform on stage? Can you play an instrument? Show that off via a picture!
Pictures to avoid:
Don’t use a photo of you kissing an ex. That’s asinine. This is a website where you can meet potential future ex’s, but you’re not going to get any matches if you look like you’re still involved with an old one.
Don’t use a photo where you can’t see your face or are a tiny speck in the background. No one can tell what you look like.
Now, let’s talk about the bio portion of events:
You want your bio to be true to you and what you are looking for; because if he actually clicks on your profile, you’re one step closer to right swiping paradise or your bio could totally put off a potential match.
Keep it light, maybe make a joke. Use your bio to put down some of your interests and why you’re using Tinder. If you’re using Tinder as a means to meet a new long-term significant other, you don’t want your bio to read that you’re just there for fun.
For example, my bio reads:
“Just stopping in after a grand tour of Europe.” This shows that I like to travel or that I have some worldly experience and also opens the door for some conversation starters.
The bio continues on to say:
“I have an irrational fear of killer whales, commitment and people with poor grammar.” This is a little taste of me. It shows that I can be funny. It also shows that I’m mostly here for fun; i.e. the fear of commitment line. And lately it shows that I value intelligence.
My bio concludes with:
“First rule about meeting on Tinder, don’t talk about meeting on Tinder.” This line shows that 1) I have bomb taste in movies (Fight Club), and 2) since it is primarily a vain App that usually leads to casual flings or trysts, it’s not necessarily a spot that I’d want everyone and their mom to know that I use.
See, a bio that’s casual and quirky easily makes you seem more interesting or more intelligent than the previous girl who used 85 emojis and a Marilyn Monroe quote.
To link Instagram or Not?
Well, that’s totally up to you, but I say go for it. I don’t know how most other people operate, but I know that my Instagram is full of photos of places I’ve been, things I’ve seen and selfies where I look and feel good AF, so that’s something that I would definitely want someone else to see.
On the other hand, if you’re still Tinder-shy, Instagram is also a way that you would be giving out more information about yourself, for instance, my Instagram is not privet and my Insta handle is @madbenzell; that just gave a potential match my last name, he could easily look me up elsewhere. So, if you want to be more discreet, avoid linking up the Insta.
Now, I think you’re ready to get out there and meet your perfect match. Just follow these simple steps and you too can become the rare, yet desired Tinderella.
This has been the sequel to the New York Times Best Selling Book “The A-Maz-ing Guide to Love and Tinder” be sure to check back soon for the third installment in the series.