How to get more matches on Tinder: pose with a dog on a sunny day and don’t use a group picture
Survey reveals how to make sure everyone is swiping right
A new survey has revealed the best ways to get matches on Tinder include having a dog in your photo, using natural-looking photos and using the words like “spontaneous”, “adventurous” and “honest”.
Posing on your own rather than in a group massively increases your chances of getting others to swipe right on your profile, the study also found. But using a bathroom selfie or the phrase “my cats” or “my dogs” tends to put people off.
The survey, by social site Skout, looked at the top 1000 profiles across five different countries to see what worked best for men and women.
For men, having someone take a picture of you on a sunny day in a park with trees in the background and a dog by your side gives the impression you are friendly and caring, but rugged at the same time. Just make sure you don’t directly reference the fact it’s your dog.
For women, a natural look in an outdoor setting and no pouting gets the most attention, while bathroom selfies for both sexes are an immediate turn-off.
The words you use in your bio also affect what way people want to swipe. Men attract the most people when they use the words “spontaneous”, “ambitious”, “funny” and “adventurous”.
Women who use phrases such as “athletic”, “partner”, “honest” and “adventurous” have the highest number of cyber-admirers.
Skout also found that the most popular profiles mentioned an energetic hobby including running (76%), going to the gym (68%) and yoga (47%).
Contrary to popular student opinion, “waking up before 11”, “drinking coffee” and “going out” are not considered energetic hobbies.
Christian Wiklund, CEO and founder of Skout, said: “With our millions of users, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to be your best self…online. Long gone are the days of only meeting people at your local pub or coffee shop.
“We live in an age where online socialising can be a really meaningful and effective way to forge new personal bonds.”
He also had a few words of warning for selfie-toting celebs: “I think it’s safe to say we’re all a bit fed up with these cheesy bathroom selfies… Take note Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber: you’re going to need some new material!”
Considering 69% of people are comfortable meeting up with someone they met on their smartphone, and 40% are using dating sites while out at bars, clubs and restaurants, it seems apps like Tinder are your best bet for finding love.
So find yourself a park, a dog and get polishing those online profiles.
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