How to be a dating app pro: 4 ways to improve your Tinder profile

Here’s how to leverage on in-app features and choose suitable photos!

Amanda Tan

Skills include buying the same jeans in different colours.

Published: 21 October 2022, 2:17 PM

Not sure what to include in your dating profile? Need a crash course on how to navigate the online dating scene? 

We reached out to the experts over at Tinder and here are four tips they shared on how to present yourself well on the app:

1. Fun facts to include in your bio

Want a match? Start by coming up with a better line than “here for the lolz”.

According to Tinder, your bio should be a quick explainer of your personality while also subtly hinting at your interests and unique qualities.

Avoid writing generic bios lest you attract mediocre matches.

Rather than saying “I’m a foodie”, you would probably get more attention with “On the hunt for the best cafes in Singapore, send through your recs”. It even gives your potential matches an idea for a first date.

2. Maximising the in-app functions of Tinder

Improve your match potential by using the app regularly.

At Tinder, the algorithm works such that the system prioritises potential matches who are active, and active at the same time.


Be at the top of your dating game. IMAGE CREDIT: TINDER


“We don’t want to waste people’s time showing profiles of inactive members. We want our members to have meaningful connections, conversations and ultimately meet in real life – and there’s nothing better than matching and immediately striking up a conversation,” says Tinder.

3. Picking the right photos

In the world of online dating, a picture is worth tons of matches. Show off what a great catch you are with photos that show your interests and your personality in general.

Starting a conversation online is much easier when all someone has to do is comment on your adorable dog or ask where a gorgeous picture was taken.

Tinder also suggests you ditch the squad pictures – the last thing you want to do is be lost in the crowd. Or worse, have your potential match ask for your friend’s Instagram handle instead.

4. Finding common ground

Not the best conversationalist? If you tend to be awkward online and struggle to get the ball rolling, Tinder’s features such as Interests and Music Mode might just be your lifelines.

Music Mode takes the stress out of finding common ground by helping you directly match with others who share the same music taste as you.


Music Mode, the newest immersive experience available in Explore, which was launched in response to Gen Z members’ appetite for more ways to match. IMAGE CREDIT: TINDER


As for Interests, it features various tags updated with the latest trends for members to accurately showcase what they’re currently into.

If you’re looking to become a dating app professional, you can learn more through Tinder’s recently launched School of Swipe, a series of downloadable how-to guides tailored for young adult singles.

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