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Tinder’s main aim, finding love and sex, here are some top tips for kickstarting a fruitful conversation without getting blocked, or worse, ghosted. Tinder Shrink: should men state their height in their Tinder bio? You need to trawl through your photographic repertoire until you find a photo with the best lighting, the best angles, the best side. You need to edit the shit out of it. The same goes for the bio. Everyone knows it’s one big, edited, selective lie, but in a world of fake news, this is fine.
Tinder Shrink: Why are women on Tinder so rude? Your bio should be short and sweet. No one wants to read a personal statement so detailed you could file it off to UCAS. You want to be the kind of guy who whizzes off two funny, charismatic sentences about himself whilst walking from the gym to their car. Obviously, we don’t mean you should actually only spend two minutes writing it.
By all means do spend an entire Thursday evening in bed writing the damn thing, just don’t make it look like you did. Your name, age and distance are already listed, and that’s all you need. Any bio that states your job, height, university, address and siblings is an immediate turn off. Your date wants to get to know you at their leisure, rather than study a comprehensive background check. That means no chat-up lines, no jokes so wet you could wring them like a sponge, and no navel gazing puns. Don’t try and be cute. Dog lover and kitten lover” might make girls want to BFF you, but they won’t want to go on a date with you.
Also, they know you’re lying. Lover of hugs and Sunday snuggles” might make someone deliver a bucket of sick to your front door. Forget the ironic “I’m a dick” bio. Ergo: you lay out any stereotypical criticism you think someone might throw at you and you own it. For example: ‘No I won’t call you back after the first date, and no I don’t want you to be my girlfriend. Take it or leave it. It’s pathetically indulgent, and no-one likes a smart-arse.