We live in a day and age now where dating apps are the easiest way to meet people. Some people use these apps for quick hookups, others use them to find new people to hang out with, and others are use them to find their one true loves.
It can be a really tough feat to set out to find your true love on a dating app though because you never really know what the other person is looking for. There's also tons of sketchy guys, especially on Tinder.
But now we have Bumble and it's sooo much better than Tinder. The girls have all the control and are able to message the guys first, avoiding those creepy messages. It also has way more attractive guys somehow than any other dating app.
But if you're Bumble searching for your one true love wondering what you can do to find him, follow some of these tips and maybe he'll end up being your next swipe right!
Your Bio 🖋
For Your Profile Pictures 📸 Click "NEXT"
1. Include Group Pictures
A 2014 study from the University of California showed that people always look more attractive in a group. They proved that people look at all the faces in the group and instead of picking out individual faces they take an average of all the faces there.
So basically if you surround yourself with attractive people in your pictures possible matches looking at your profile will make everyone in the photo look attractive.
2. Have Someone Else Choose Your Profile Pictures
Impressions are made within a split second of meeting you and dating apps are even worse so your pictures really want to portray a favourable first impression. A study by the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia showed that people make the wrong choices when selecting flattering images of themselves.
These poor choices cause possible matches to have a bad first impression of them. Their study showed that the images people chose for themselves had a less favourable impact than those that others chose for them. So if you want to make a good impression ask a stranger to choose a couple photos for you!
3. Modify Your Look
Photofeeler is a tool that allows you to get feedback on your profile pictures on Facebook. They decided to share their results on over 60,000 photos and they found that those that were ranked highest on likability, competence and influence had a few things in common.
You don't want to block your face with anything like sunglasses or hats, smiling added an increase in likability, a defined jawline added to likability, competence and influence, head-shots of just your head and shoulders brings down likability so try to focus on full body shots. Also a slight squint in your eyes tends to add likability!
For Your Bio 🖋 Click "NEXT"
1. Don't Just Write About Yourself
Studies have shown that dating app bios that just talk about you and what you like don't receive as many matches. I mean, you don't want someone self absorbed right? The ideal way to craft your Bumble bio is to make it 70% about you and what you like and 30% about what you're looking for in a match.
2. Try To Include Some Humour
There's multiple studies that prove people are attracted to humour. One study from the University of Louisville showed that women preferred men who were funny over those that aren't. But the results were completely different the other way around.
Men did not prefer women who were funny over those that weren't, they mostly preferred attractiveness. That's kind of unfortunate to hear but this study was done back in 1998 so things could have changed since then!
3. Use Some Emojis
The founder and CEO of The League gave some tips on how to create a better dating app profile. She said that since bios can only be so many words, and you don't want to be too wordy, emojis are a good way to fill some space and stand out from the crowd.
People like to see something creative and different and emojis are an easy way to accomplish this!
For Your Job Description 🎓 Click "NEXT"
"Tinder" recently released the top jobs for both men and women that get the most right swipes since they implemented the job section to the profiles. Bumble doesn't have this feature but many people decide to include their jobs in their descriptions anyways and if it's one these you're bound to get some matches!
- TV/Radio Personality
- Physical Therapist
- Interior Designer
- College Student
- Speech Language Pathologist
For Your Pick-Up Line 👋 Click "NEXT"
There's been lots of studies showing how receptive women are to certain pickup lines versus others but there aren't many for men. Bumble's rule is that women have to make the first move but unfortunately, science hasn't caught up yet. It is known that men are 98% more likely to respond to an assertive pickup line though.
"Cosmo" compiled women's most successful pickup lines and maybe you can steal a few for your next Bumble message:
- Truth or Dare?
- Have you ever read Dr Seuss? Because green eggs and DAMN!
- How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice.
- Your body is about 65% water and I'm thirsty.
- If you were on death row and you could have an app, an entree, a dessert or drink what would you choose?
- Two truths and a lie; ready, set go!
- Sunday priorities: exercise, sleep or aggressive mimosas?
For Your Conversations 🗣 Click "NEXT"
1. Find Something You Have In Common
A study by Wellesley College showed that people are drawn to similarities more than differences in the start of a relationship. So if their bio says they like a certain activity and you do too, that should be the first thing you bring into the conversation.
2. Skip The Small Talk
Although you'll be tempted to start getting to know a person by asking them simple questions like 'where did you grow up?' or 'do you have any siblings?' it's best to leave those questions for later.
According to a study from State University of New York those that used small talk questions didn't feel as connected to the person as those that used deep questions. In fact, one couple in this study actually fell in love!
3. Get Them Talking About Themselves
Harvard University research has showed that talking about yourself stimulates the same regions in the brain as sex or eating a good meal. Obviously they're not the exact same but it's clear that talking about yourself makes you happy so if you want to connect with someone on Bumble get them talking about themselves!