Oh my God what to put on my Tinder bio? Should I talk about my likes and dislikes? Food? Put a funny quote? Write something deep? This is so stressful, right?
Wrong! Writing your Tinder bio shouldn’t be as long -nor as stressful- as the process of writing a thesis. Come on! This is just about people getting to know you and you getting to know people. I know sometimes it’s difficult to know what to put there and what to leave out, after all, the most likely thing is that no one will read if it’s longer than a small paragraph but you don’t want to seem like you don’t care.
Why Shouldn’t Keep Your Bio Empty?
It doesn’t look good, to tells us nothing about who you are and what you might like and it shows a bit of laziness to be honest. Besides, with so many fake profiles around, is better to let them know that you are human and that you are real.
Also, remember that your bio, together with your photos, is your letter of presentation. And no, you don’t need to upload your résumé, but a little bit of information can go a long way.
Based on the data research, adding bio to the Tinder profile resulted in 69% increase in matches for Male profiles and 58% increase in matches in Female
What you shouldn’t put in your Tinder Bio?
Don’t put negative stuff in your profile. Remember, the idea of Tinder is to meet someone, yes, but also to make it easier for everyone involved in the process, so there’s no need to put nasty jokes or negative comments. That’ll get them swiping left faster than if your bio was empty.
What you should put in your Tinder Bio?
Make it inviting. Remember, the idea is to get a reaction even before you guys are talking. So by giving information about yourself, she might see that you guys have something in common and she will be interested.
Seems like a lot? Worry not, here I’ll show you some helpful tools for writing your Tinder bio, and getting more right swipes and –surely- more matches. Let’s begin!
1. The Basics
Two things before giving you all the secret tips for building a new bio: Don’t forget about the basics! Which simply are: Your real age and what you do.
And I put emphasize on this because I definitely recommend that you put your real age, I’ve seen people put that they are older or younger as a joke or wanting to get certain matches and trust me, is not the best strategy.
Also, adding what you do for a living or what you are currently studying already gives you an advantage because those might be future topic of conversation!
Inside Scoop: Did you know certain professions get more right-swipe on Tinder? Check our list of most swiped professions on Tinder.
2. The List
Now this is a wonderful method due to its simplicity. You can make a list in which you briefly index, let’s say, no more than 4 things about yourself.
An addendum to this is putting also a very small list of things you would like in a partner, however, this last one is to be used carefully.
Remember not to put anything too explicit or too conditional, you don’t want to come across as someone that’s down to swipe right to everything nor as someone with extremely high standards or taking it way too seriously.
3. Single line comment
Uhhh, risky, but it can play out pretty well. The risk is that it doesn’t give out much more information other than the basics, but this can certainly work in your favor as long as you make it sassy or funny as it makes you interesting from the first read.
Alert: You definitely need to have good pictures if you’re going to go ahead with this one. That way your profile is way stronger and you can definitely jump in with this risky move.
4. Experiences lists
Now this is a variation on the classic list and it’s a good one because it gives a lot of information but in a very dynamic way. A good way to do this is putting firsts and lasts.
For example, you can create a list of firsts in which you include your first job, first concert, first movie that made you cry. On the other hand, you can put a list of last book you read, last show you binge-watched or last place you traveled to.
The pros of this approach is that it gives information about you that people might relate to or they can ask you about, which is great for conversation starters or to make sure the conversation doesn’t get stuck once you guys get to talking.
5. The choices
Now, this one is also great for giving –or asking- information in a dynamic way. You can put a set of choices and compare them to say which one you like best.
For example you can put “Cats or dogs? Cats” or “Beach or mountain? Mountain”. Another way to do this is with the < symbol. That way you can just put “Dogs < cats” and it might seem even cooler.
Whichever you prefer, it’s a good way to give information, conversation topics and you can even end it with a “and you” that can work wonders for your swipe-righting chances!
6. Pros and cons
This last version of the list is really practical too. You can put a list of maximum 3 pros and 3 cons. Make the pros as truthful as possible and the cons as funny as you can.
That way she will be attracted to you for things that you actually can do or actually are and she will find you funny as well (and let’s be real, there’s no need to put the cons out there so soon!).
So again, you give information that can be used as a conversation starter and you let it show that you have a good sense of humor, and who doesn’t like to laugh?
A little of self-deprecating humor (and I do mean just a little) never hurt anyone. The thing about moving the spiders is adorable, and it gets him to start interacting with whomever is reading his bio even before they start talking.
The cons are all super acceptable, funny things. Again, there’s no need to be too literal and put your darkest and deepest secrets in your Tinder bio!
7. The joke
Now, don’t try this at home if you don’t have a great sense of humor! And I don’t mean that you think you are funny, unless all of your friends say that you’re a very funny guy, do not try this (and do not listen to them if they are all men, sorry, not sorry)!
But if you are then you are in luck! A good way to get attention is by making your bio an elaborate joke. It can be about how her dating you will be a huge favor –in a funny, not pitiable way- or about how you are a machine and explain your different attributes as if you were reading an instruction manual.
The options are endless, as long as you are creative and funny.
8. Magazine “quotes”
While this one is a very funny approach it has gotten a little overused and might come across as unoriginal. So if you go for this one, make sure to put some personal info there.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to these bios in which you put “reviews” from famous outlets such as The New York Times or People magazine. A funny way to change this is involving the other person.
For example, “the best son-in-law I ever had”-Your mom. This is a way to show humor while also creating a first interaction with the person that is reading your bio.
Now as you can see, the trick is to make it funny. You don’t want to put a bad review of yourself now, do you? And the trick is to make it as absurd as possible, you can even be a bit outrageous…like saying you are the Da Vinci of your generation. This shows a good sense of humor and might get you a lot of right swipes!
Did you know using emojis in Tinder bios leads to more matches? This fact was published on the dating app Clover’s data study. Now that you know about it, then whyn’t use it to your advantage? The idea is simple here: just use emojis defining yourself or something you’re interested in.
10. The classic
Now, no one says that you need to do any of these. You can always write your 3-4 lines classic about how you like long walks at the beach, love dogs and are 6 foot tall, and you might get swiped right too.
Inside Scoop: Now that you’re familiar with what bios to use, here’s the list of Best Tinder Pick up Lines to get your Match reply you back.
But if you are not doing that well, you just got started or really, you just want to definitely stand from the crowd, the follow one of these tricks I just gave you and trust me, you won’t regret it.
And as always, a final reminder to enjoy the road. Have fun! The good thing about apps like Tinder is that you literally end up with millions of options where to choose from and you have the opportunity to explore your dating style and see which one fits you best. No stress, just fun. Enjoy!
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