Beginning of online dating
We had a chat with Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s VP of Comms and the woman who helped launch the world’s most successful dating app, to ask how to get a swipe right every time. Stop pouting and start smiling ‘A lot of people think their serious, hot photo is going to get them a lot of swipes, but we’ve found that when when you’re authentically smiling, it actually increases your chances of getting a swipe right by 14%, which is a significant percentage.
Head shots from professional modelling photos don’t work either – they tend to be a bit of a turn off.
So if you really want to stand out, wear a bit of colour.’ Keep group photos to a minimum ‘I like seeing who someone’s friends are because I think that says a lot about a person, but one group photo is enough – don’t make it your first photo, and certainly not all of them.’ Don’t neglect your bio ‘As a guy, you’re 98 per cent more likely to get swiped right if you don’t have your bio filled out.A Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos (of your choice) and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.You can also include your education and occupation in your bio.We introduced GIF integration recently because we get asked a lot of questions, particularly from the guys, about what do I say, how do I get the conversation going?
Don’t say hey or hi, you know immediately they’re going to say hi back, so say something interesting about something you saw on their profile.
Everyone has different tips about leaving an awkward date, but I think you usually know right away and that’s why I say keep it to drinks – it’s casual and you’re not committed to a long, uncomfortable dinner.