Ah, Tinder. The holly grail of dating. Want to know how to use Tinder and set up your profile to receive the wanted attention or responses? Just watch this video presentation.
Only a few years ago online dating was that thing many of us assumed that only desperate or creepy people did, and no-one dared admit to searching for or having met their partner online; today, it’s the easiest way for singles to meet new people, and it seems as though all the single ladies (and men) are doing it.
What is Tinder
Tinder is an online dating app that matches couples based on their physical attraction to one another. It alerts you to other Tinder users who fall within a specified age range and gender and are within a certain distance of your location, and it lets you know whether you have any mutual friends.
How do I get Tinder?
Previously you would need a Facebook account to log in, but in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal Tinder added the option to create an account using only a phone number. That will prevent you from using some of the app’s features though, such as pulling photos directly from Facebook, and showing you when you have mutual friends or Likes with another user.
How to Use Tinder – tips&tricks
According to Tinder’s own stats, 72 percent of users wear a neutral color (such as black, navy, beige, or white) in their first photo. Even if you’re a summer goth whose closet is organized by black-black, bluish-black, and charcoal, dig up that one red dress you bought a while back, or find a photo of you against a background that pops.
Tinder says that people who “face forward” in photos are 20 percent more likely to be swiped right on, but that doesn’t mean you have to full-on stare down the camera. It just means that it’s better to make “eye contact” with the viewer over choosing an artsy photo where you only show your profile.
Similar to looking away from the camera, wearing sunglasses or a hat can reduce your swipe rate by 15 and 12 percent (respectively), according to Tinder.
While it can feel instinctive to go for a sexy pout over a toothy grin on a dating app, Tinder reports that smiling ups your chances of a match by 14 percent.
A whopping 81 percent of users have at least four pics of themselves, which means that if you don’t, you’re already putting yourself at a disadvantage by not having more photos. But beyond that, it’s also important to make sure they’re not just four different selfies.
Once you actually match, you still have the task of standing out from all the skull-numbingly boring “Hi” and “How was your weekend” openers. Weirdly, sending a GIF right off the bat is 30 percent more likely to get you a reply, which is surprising!
This video is a very basic explanation of how Tinder works, with some general advice on how to set up your profile and some ideas of what messages to send using this online dating app.
What the video covers:
- How to install the app,
- How to create your first profile,
- What to send for your first message,
- How to get women to respond,
- What to write in your profile.
Do you have any advice of your own for how to use Tinder?