Raised in the era of 90s with heavy doses of romance spoon fed to us, many of us still hope for that highly romanticized chance encounter with the love of our life. Our soul mate. Our one and only.
Bumping into them in a street. Eyes meeting across a room full of people. And even that slow motion first eye contact followed by violins and doves.
Well, that’s probably not going to happen. Is it? Most of the couples these days are meeting through dating apps and are success stories. As that is the need of the hour for us, children of technology slash fast life.
So you want to find love? Better start swiping my friend.
But wait! Online dating is no less than hunger games where survival of the fittest and the funniest far trumps your genuine vibes with a lukewarm bio description and dull selfies.
So how to seize the heart and imagination of your future soul mate? (Or a one night stand, whatever floats your boat we don’t judge)
1.) Your picture needs to be of you
This is basic. People want to date you and hence wants to see you not a picture with your ex lover, not your dog, not your college friends and definitely not your silhouette against mountains with you looking into the future. A smiling snapshot of yours is bound to get right swipes as a beaming face makes you look friendly and a positive person. Be authentic and truly you. Nobody likes being catfished.
2.) Have a bio which attracts
Writing just one word or an emoji will get you swiped left with a speed of 7G. It a major downer as people might think you are fake and are a dumb-dumb who can’t even come up with at least four words about yourself. Try having a humourous bio to woo your audience but if you lack the funny bone then just rely on honesty and talk about things you like. Similar interests do get you brownie points.
3.) Add your work line or college name
If you are serious and aren’t just looking for a one night stand, then adding bits and pieces about your real life is a great conversation starter and actually makes you look stable. As compared to people who are unemployed and definitely will ask you to pay the whole bill after your date. (Nobody wants that in this expensive world). Talk about a red flag for a toxic relationship.
4.) Try not to add Instagram or snapchat handle
You need to really think about whether or not you want to do this. Some tinder users are going to be weirded out by it. It’s like revealing too much too soon which just decreases your chances of getting liked even before a first date. Most people think like I don’t even know you. Why would I add you on Snapchat? Why would anybody add any stranger from Tinder on Snapchat? Until we meet you IRL, that is all you are: a stranger from Tinder. So think twice.
5.) Slow down with the quotes
This is a very tricky part in the tinder profile as some people might like a deep quote on life and relate to you well while others might just laugh at your immaturity and swipe you left hard. So unless there is a quote which is your bae and you relate to on some really heavenly level then we would advise you not to put any philosophical words. If you are putting the quote just to look cool and wise then people will obviously namastay you and leave you before you could pronounce Satre.
6.) Don’t bombard your profile with pictures from all the possible angles
We get it, you are self-obsessed and that photo session in those amazing jeans is just too good to resist but please don’t overdo your profile. Keep it short and leave something for imagination right.
Above all be real, be authentic and don’t worry about not getting enough swipes because that one right swipe from the right person is more than enough. (Well we just can’t deny our love for happily ever after. Can we?)
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