Let’s talk about single life for a while. What makes us swipe right? Well, these following types of picture will most likely reduce your chances to get a match, according to me. This is what we girls screenshot and send to each other with the OMG emoji. So I just thought I’d be kind and share my tips with you. First of all, Tinder is basically a photo app, where you have to sell yourself in less than a second. The basic rule is of course to have pictures, can we agree on that? Would you approach someone in a bar with a paper bag over your head? An empty profile is just mega annoying. I’ve identified 7 extremely common and bad categories that every guy should pay attention to, at least if they want to match with me.
1. HEY I JUST CAUGHT A FISH
Maybe because I’m not into fishing, but these pics are so boring. Is it an attempt to show the masculine hunter side? Or is it a pure fishing interest? I’m probably the wrong target group anyway. However guys, you should know how much girls complaining about these “I just caught a fish” pictures. We don’t care if you caught the biggest fish in the sea, we want you to catch us with your charm instead.
2. ON THE IRON THRONE
Ok, so you like Game of Thrones. So do I actually. But I would never market myself on the Iron Throne. If you want to come across as a geek, do it. Otherwise, please upload a picture that says something more about you. A guy on the Iron Throne says nothing to me, and it also looks pathetic. So please, just don’t do this.
3. ME AND A TIGER IN CHAINS
Guys, are you aware of how many of you who have this kind of picture? It’s surprisingly common. First of all, what does this picture say about you? I don’t get the message here, do you want to communicate that you are brave or cool – or that you like animals? For me, an animal in chains is nothing to brag about and it sends out a weird message. Psycho warning.
4. BATHROOM SELFIE
These are just never good. Usually poor light and uninspiring context. I think bathroom selfies also show some kind of laziness and lack of creativity. You couldn’t bother to find a more inspiring setting? Bathrooms are also private. I don’t want to see you half naked in your bathroom. Ok maybe I want to see you half naked, but not in the bathroom. The beach would be more appropriate. I want to see what is important to you in life, show me the context that you like. Vivid environments add so much to a picture and make it (and you) more interesting.
5. ME IN MY SHADES
Eyes matter, sometimes even more than your muscles and a lot more than your fish. Your eyes make a great deal of your look and they communicate your soul and personality. So please let me see your eyes. Yes you do look cool in your shades but wear them on ONE pic, and let the rest of your images show your eyes. Easy.
6. I LOVE THE GYM. AND MY BODY
Maybe this works for many but I don’t buy into it. I like that you work out and stay healthy, but here we have the same rule as the shades; add ONE gym pic, that’s enough. Once again, tell me more about yourself. Even if I would just look for hook-ups, I still need more than a strong body at the gym. We don’t just swipe right to a body guys. To let only gym pics rule your Tinder profile makes me question if you are actually smart. Is there any chance we will be able to have an intellectual interesting discussion? If we will, make it come across.
7. ME AND MY BROS
Yes it’s good to show you are sociable and have friends but if I don’t know which person who is actually you in the picture because there are five guys there, I’ll just give up swipe left. Be careful with people’s time. You have less than a second to make a good impression here so at least be clear and show just yourself first, not your entourage, especially if they look better than you.
Contact me if you need personal advise on your Tinder profile, I would be happy to make this world more swipeable. And also, if someone feels like writing the list of girl’s most awkward Tinder pics, that would be amazing.
Much love – Anna