#NerdsUnite: Biggest Tinder Dating Profile Mistakes Guys Make
#TalkNerdyToMe’s Staff Writer
Guys on dating apps like Tinder make many profile mistakes. Thankfully, there are solutions to Tinder dating profile problems. In this article, we’ll go over the most common profile mistakes that men make and how to fix them.
Mistake #1: Crappy Photos
Bad pictures might be the number one reason why guys get fewer matches on Tinder. The solution to this issue is simple: take better pictures.
You don’t have to go spend a couple of hundred bucks on fancy studio shots but do yourself a favor and spend at least an hour or two taking some photos. Buy some cheap tools like lights, backdrops, etc., or simply use natural light coming in your window during the day.
Avoid using selfies for important photos (headshots are ok though).
And avoid taking pics in your bathroom mirror! 90% of all Tinder profiles include one—which gives you an instant bad impression before anyone reads your profile.
Mistake #2: No bio
On a dating app like Tinder, it’s crucial to have a short but descriptive bio. This is mandatory for a couple of reasons.
First, this text is the only thing you can use to tell someone about yourself before they decide whether they swipe right on you. Second, women are less likely to swipe right if your profile doesn’t contain detailed personal information.
Mistake #3: Job Title as the Profile Name
Don’t stick your full job title into your username—it creates an instant stereotype that can be hard to break from during a first conversation. It also makes you sound boring and stiff without personality.
Not good traits for a date.
Also, avoid using cheesy names like ‘livelaughlove’ or ‘sexy22’ for your username.
Mistake #4: The Wrong Details in the Bio
Avoid writing a description about what kind of person you like, as most guys do. On dating apps like Tinder, women want to know more personal details about you and not your ideal partner.
That means avoiding big cliche terms like “I’m looking for someone with a good sense of humor” or “I just love going out with friends on the weekend!” Always remember that profile bios are short and sweet—a quick teaser designed to get people interested enough to start a conversation by asking specific questions.
Mistake #5: Lying on Your Bio
There’s a fine line between telling someone what they want to hear and outright lying to them, which you never should do.
On dating apps like Tinder, guys lie about their height all the time (which usually gets found out on the first meeting). They also tend to exaggerate things like how often they go out or how much money they make.
The truth is that most women will quickly see through this kind of materialistic talk—and it’s not attractive or endearing to try and act like you’re something you’re not.
Mistake #6: Not Having Any Photos with Friends
A lot of guys create profiles for themselves on these apps with no photos taken with other people whatsoever. This happens because some men are afraid of feeling judged by others if their friends take a piece of the pie in their shots.
But this approach is dead wrong.
Women want to see that you have connections with at least some other people—and they don’t necessarily have to be good-looking women. Photos with your pals just show them that you’re not socially awkward and give them an idea about how well-liked you are among your peers.
Mistake #7: Too Many Selfies
Don’t make the mistake of taking too many selfies on Tinder.
The purpose of these kinds of apps is not to look for yourself, but to meet new people who might become great friends or even something more.
Oftentimes, guys upload five or six different photos where they’re the only person captured on camera. This gets a bit narcissistic and wastes a lot of space where more interesting or attractive pictures could be posted instead.
Mistake #8: Over Including Hashtags (#nofilter, #blessed, etc.)
No one cares that you took the time to put some hashtags into your profile description either.
Including these kinds of references is just a cheesy way of trying to showcase what a fun-loving dude you are—which doesn’t work all that well on dating apps like Tinder anyway.
Mistake #9: Wishing You Were Anywhere but Where You Are Right Now
Avoid using any kind of language in your bio that suggests you’d rather be somewhere else doing something else.
For example, don’t say things like “I hate dating apps!” or anything of the sort.
It’s better to keep your profile positive and show that you’re confident about being in the exact place you are at this moment.
Mistake #10: Being Incredibly Long-Winded About Your Life Story
No one needs a novel of information added into their Tinder bio.
Save any lengthy explanations for conversations with matches once you get there—and give people an idea of what kind of person you are based on the little details they can get just from photos and short summaries instead.
Less is usually more on dating profiles.
Mistake #11: Including a Grocery List of Unrealistic Expectations
Avoid listing too many unrealistic expectations in your bio.
For example, saying that you want to find someone who’s “hot, funny, young, thin, never sad, no drama, medium-length brown hair, blue eyes, etc” is a big mistake because no one is perfect, and everyone has different types anyway.
These types of unrealistic demands only turn off potential matches.
Mistake #12: Only Head Shots (No Body Shots)
It’s important to include both pictures of your head and your entire body.
Women want to know how you really look. It’s too easy to fool the camera with high, top-down photos of just your face.
If you want to be super picky, then it’s okay to request that your match includes a body shot as well. Everyone has their body shape preferences, so no need to shy away from requesting a full picture of your potential date.
Avoid all these mistakes in your Tinder dating profile to get more matches. The matches you get will also be more likely to strike up a conversation, dish out their digits, and go on an actual in-person date.