So, ladies, you finally went for it and downloaded an online dating app to start meeting people near you for…fun. First off, good for you—dating apps are where it is at and the sooner you join one, the better it is for you.
Maybe you’ve been using it for a while now and aren’t seeing the results you hoped for or heard you would receive. This can be extremely frustrating and even demoralizing at times.
But don’t worry; there is (most likely) nothing wrong with you, but instead something wrong with your profile. Luckily, this can easily be fixed and in no time you’ll start receiving those matches as though you were a candle.
Read on to discover five reasons your profile may be ruining your chances of being swiped right and how you can go about fixing it.
One, Single Picture
Everyone is already a bit skeptical about using online dating apps in the first place—or at least you should be—due to spam accounts and the possible creepers. Using only one picture on your profile is usually a sure sign that this person isn’t real and will almost guarantee a left swipe from us guys.
I mean, it is 2016 and the modern girl absolutely loves taking selfies of herself, so it is hard to believe that you only have one picture of yourself. This then leads us to think, “If this is her, is this her only good picture? How recent or old is this photo?”
The single profile picture just creates too many unanswered and uneasy questions, which will ultimately lead to your profile to being swiped left.
Girls generally love to talk, especially about themselves. So a bio without anything—not even an emoji—is usually a sure sign that it is a spam account. I understand that maybe you didn’t feel like writing anything or didn’t have the time, but this will just cause you to be swiped left almost every chance.
At least throw in your hometown, or astrology sign or anything that will let us guys know that you are real. If you really want to leave us with zero doubt on your existence, put your Instagram username in your bio so we can look you up and see that you’re an actual person located near us.
Come Off as a Bitch
While having nothing in your bio is an almost a guarantee for being swiped left, filling your bio with nothing but demands or a check list can be just as bad.
“Must be 6ft or taller.” “Don’t bother swiping right if you don’t work full-time.” “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.”
The list goes on and on but we’ve all seen it before. Seeing a girl with a stuck-up attitude who acts as though she’s shopping for men at the store is an immediate turn off and warrants a left-swipe immediately.
Girls, please, stop with the damn selfies. While the occasional selfie is okay and understandable, taking a selfie every time you put on a new outfit or a different hairstyle is just obnoxious and kind of…gross.
A profile full of selfies signifies that you don’t really get outside or do much, and that you don’t really have many friends. A study was done recently that people who post a lot of selfies on social media tend to have shallower friendships with others. If that isn’t a turn off, then I don’t know what is.
Which One Is You?
Maybe you have an awesome social life and tons of great pictures with your BFFs, so you want to show that off. The only problem with that is we don’t know which girl you are!
A group photo is okay if you only use one or two, out of five profile pictures. But if all of your profile pictures are group photos then you are just setting yourself up to be swiped left.
Chances are we will swipe left out of confusion of not knowing which one is you, or we’ll swipe right hoping you are your hot best friend. Either way, it doesn’t sound like it is going to end well. So make sure you have at least three solo pictures of yourself.
If you want to learn more about how to get swiped right then check out the video below!