No matches on Tinder? This “trick” will help you change that

By Patrick Banks

Posted 3 years agoDATING

It can be disheartening staring at your phone, wondering why you aren’t getting any matches on Tinder. The trouble is that we can make major mistakes without even realising it, that topless picture of you in Ibiza, that line in your bio, that unfortunate stain on your trousers.
No matches on tinder? This "trick" will help you change that

There’s a million problems in your bio that you might not be aware of. Let’s do some quick troubleshooting and turn your Tinder date drought into a match monsoon.

Troubleshooting your Pictures

Pictures speak a thousand words, unfortunately some of us don’t realise what words our pictures are actually saying.

The problem is that girls will often read a lot more into your pictures then you will, they’ll fully analyse the entire situation of a picture within seconds of seeing it (two seconds to be precise) and will instantly decide if you’re worth looking further into or not.

Let’s go through a few common mistakes people make with pictures on their profiles and how to fix them:

No clear identification

Whether you have only group photos, no photos showing your face or only photos of you far away; if the girls can’t tell what you actually look like then they won’t be willing to gamble on you (they might think you’re hiding something). The best way to make sure the girls know what you look like is by having a clear headshot photo with your shoulders in. Headshots say, here I am, this is what I look like and I am definitely the choice for a primary photo.

Bad quality photos

If offered two bottles of wine, a tacky, cheap label or a beautiful, elegant label then we will always pick the better quality packaging. Think of the quality of your photos as your packaging, the better the quality of your photos the more appealing you will appear. Be careful not to go too high quality, having only professional model shoots will make you look fake.

Photos with the wrong groups

There are two big mistakes people make in group photos: not being the most attractive person in the group and taking photos with girls. You might just be posing with your female cousin but all the girls will be thinking, “he’s slept with that girl” and you may be a good looking guy but if you’re stood next to a more attractive friend then the girls are just wishing you were him. Aim to have social pictures where you’re not with girls and where you’re in a group of friends who are just slightly less attractive than you.

Lonely and uninteresting pictures

Girls can get away with only selfies for their Tinder pictures, but we guys? Not so much. When you put up selfies, it makes girls think that you’re lonely and uninteresting. Try to use pictures that have been taken by someone else and try to have them in interesting situations or locations… Those pictures of you mountain climbing should come in handy here.

Undressed and unimpressed

This one can come as a surprise but those topless pictures and pictures of you striking a ‘double front bicep’ pose in the gym can actually put girls off. You may look like Thor but the girls will just roll their eyes and think, “another one of these idiots”. You want to show off your physique subtly, leaving a little to the imagination can make girls more interested. A perfectly fitting shirt with the sleeves rolled up or a Henley shirt will work wonders.

Using babies to add cuteness

You’re there cradling your niece in a loving photo, unfortunately, the girls won’t think it’s your niece and suddenly they aren’t interested. The problem with babies is that paternity can come into question. Swap human babies for animal babies, instant cuteness, and no questions.

Claustrophobic photos 

If your photos are all inside, with low lighting or cluttered (or all of the above) they will make the girls feel claustrophobic. Take light photos outside in open spaces to make your profile feel more appealing, preferably in an area of outstanding natural beauty for added charm.

Lack of style

Everyone has different style and taste but if you’re not dressed well then you won’t be attracting anybody. Always aim to dress above your attractiveness level, find a celebrity that looks like you and that dresses in a style you like, copy their fashion and you’ll end up looking great in your photos and in everyday life as well.

If you rectify any mistakes you’ve made above, you will be well on your way to getting yourself some matches.

Troubleshooting Your Bio

When writing a bio it can be hard to know what to write, how do I sell myself? How do I make my bio interesting? What information do I include? These are all great questions and although you may make a few mistakes, it can be easy to fix your bio into a powerful girl magnet.

Including unattractive information.  You very well might be five foot seven inches and work flipping burgers all day long but unfortunately, information like this, although honest, will not attract girls. The best plan is to keep to only giving out attractive information about yourself, so if you’re six foot or over and work as a full-time Lamborghini tester then feel free to add them to your profile.

Writing too much. You may have the most interesting life story in the history of Tinder but your bio is not the place to put it. Girls want a short concise paragraph that they can read and be interested in, not the three part story of how you found your dog. Try to keep out unnecessary fluff.

Lazy English. Nearly every girl in the modern world is a sapiosexual, this means they are attracted to intelligence. If your bio has improper English, spelling mistakes or slang then the chances are they will not be impressed. Avoid textspeak, use full sentences and use punctuation to the best of your ability. A comma can be the difference between, “I like cooking my family and pets,” and, “I like cooking, my family and pets”.

Not being funny. Girls like funny guys, they just do. If your profile is as plain as a plank of wood then no girl is going to want to have a conversation with you. The best ways to make a funny bio is by using joke facts and satire. Joke facts are great for showing your sense of humour, “Shakira once told me my hips don’t lie,” and, “I’m ranked second in the world at pillow fighting,” are two great examples. Satire shows you are entirely aware of the situation and are not afraid to poke fun at it, “I love long romantic walks to the fridge,” is an example that makes fun of the whole dating situation.

Being a bit too honest. You very well might be looking for just hook-ups but there is the right way to hook up on Tinder and the wrong way. Writing in your bio that you are looking for hook-ups is far too forward for nearly every girl. Many girls are looking for just a bit of fun themselves but if you’re too direct then you’ll scare them off even before you’ve said hello.

Un-classy bios. Girls are looking for men, not boys. Many guys, unfortunately, fall into the boy category by being immature and inappropriate in their bios. Avoid all swearing, avoid humour in bad taste and avoid saying anything incredibly stupid like, “I drink vodka every weekend”. “I enjoy my martini shaken… stirred… however it comes,” is a much better phrasing.

Being one-dimensional. As I said before, you want to be interesting and you want to include attractive information, if your bio looks like you don’t do anything other than play on your Xbox then most girls will think you’re boring. You have to be busier than the girl you’re trying to attract. If you don’t have any hobbies that add character to your bio then maybe here is the time to start some. Rock climbing, scuba diving or working out, are all good choices.

There you have it, very common problem that you might have made on your bio. In truth, a little time and effort can go a long way in getting you that first match and many, many more to follow.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.

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