If you're "on the market," chances are you're using Tinder or some other matchmaking site to get yourself out there and meet new people.
But with so many profiles on the site, it’s easy to feel like yours is either going to get lost in the mix or get passed up for someone else’s profile.
That’s the cost of doing business on these sites, but the good news is that you can have a few tricks up your sleeve that others don’t. If you use the seven tools at your disposal listed below, you’ll increase your chances of getting noticed AND your desirability for anyone who lands on your profile.
It’s win-win, so read below to see how it’s done.
You can stand out by using the advice offered up by an actual, bonafide "Tinder sociologist."
Yup, that’s a thing. Bustle recently spoke to Dr. Jess Carbino to see what can be done to make your profile stand out from the crowd. All the tricks are easy and, fortunately, there’s no shadiness or dishonesty involved.
You’re just putting your best face out there, as anyone would want to do.
Ready? Here are the tips.
Pose with an animal, even if it's not your pet.
Says Dr. Carbino, ““For some, photographs with dogs may signal that an individual is kind, compassionate, or capable of potentially caring for children in the future.”
Include travel pics on your profile.
“Animal and travel shots are strong signals of personality characteristics. Travel photos may be used to signal that they are curious about other places and the world generally, but also that they have the resources to travel and that they choose to spend their resources (time/money) in that manner.”
Ditch glasses, sunglasses, and hats for your profile pics.
A Tinder study found wearing glasses reduces your likelihood of a swipe right by 15% and hats do the same by 12%.
Concealing your face and eyes is a bad idea because,”an individual’s eyes are particularly critical for determining their trustworthiness. By wearing hats or glasses/sunglasses, a person may be obstructing their eyes and, therefore, not allowing a prospective match to evaluate their trustworthiness.”