Just another way of matching up with someone based on your interests. Admittedly, this was probably down to everyone thinking his tinder profile was fake. So if a Hollywood A-lister can’t even get it right, how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate?
Tinder then finds you potential matches near you (you can narrow it down by searching by age and distance) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. According to a new study by the University of Iowa, the secret to success on dating apps comes down to making sure that your profile pictures aren’t all too pristine.
To find these results, researchers created profiles which combined ‘selective self-presentation’ (i.e.
making yourself look as good as possible in photos) and ‘warranting’ (providing Googleable details about yourself which would be hard to manipulate).
Participants were then asked to rate profiles on qualities such as trust and social attraction, as well as outcomes such as whether they’d like to meet up and date them. Put up photos which represent you how you really look (not photos from travelling circa 2005, then) and include links to your social media accounts so that potential dates can do their background research.
The study concluded that ‘users generally appreciate flattering information but are less attracted to others who display an exclusively positive persona.’ Put simply, you’re better off presenting your actual self rather than your idealised self if you want to attract a date. Then all you need to do is sit back and watch the matches flood in…
You New research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder, who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to *insert dream celebrity date name here*?
If you’re happily coupled up, you’ve probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable – and not so desirable – potential dates.
Well, it just might have been your A-List beloved – particularly if his or her name sat next to a little blue tick – because Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes”, much like Twitter and Facebook.
And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about online dating. When it first came on the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/casual sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you, but now almost everyone seems to be on it. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile (don’t worry, nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook).
But, if all of this means nothing to you, you’re going to want to know exactly what is Tinder and how does Tinder work? A Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos (of your choice) and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.