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Tinder Tips! Statistics to help spruce up your Tinder profile

by Nicole on June 4, 2019

If you’re wondering how you get more people to swipe right on your profile, we’ve put together some helpful stats from independent studies and Tinder’s own usage data.

The average Tinder user logs onto the app 11 times per day and we’re going to help you try to get more matches by getting more people to swipe right on your account.

Tinder’s demographics are 62% male and 38% female and only 54% of them are single. Here are some usage statistics to help inform your profile choices.

No Hats or Sunglasses

Tinder found that wearing glasses in a profile picture decreases a user’s chance of being right-swiped by 15%, and wearing a hat decreases your chance by another 12%.

Smile!

As far as composition, it’s important to show off your entire face and avoid artsy angles. Smiling makes you 14% more likely to be right-swiped, and facing forward improves your odds by 20%. And be sure to have enough photos on your profile to begin with — 81% of users include at least four.

Create some variety by uploading some face shots, a full-body shot, and a picture of you doing an activity you love.

Use the Smart photo feature

Smart Photo uses an algorithm to order your photos according to what will be most popular. During initial testing for this feature, users saw an increase of up to 12% in matches.

Don’t’ leave your bio blank

It’s hard figuring out what to say, but adding words to your bio helps people decide if they should swipe. If you don’t know what to say about your self try adding some books, TV shows or movies you’ve loved, a favorite meal if you like food or write what you’d like to do on a first date. Maybe if you’re still coming up blank try asking a question, it’ll give your potential match a place to start.

Connect your Spotify

Tinder users love music. Users who share the music they’re listening to via Spotify gets 84% more matches than those who do not.

What kind of outfits slay on Tinder?

The men of Tinder prefer to swipe right on women who are dressed in a formal outfit as compared to those wearing bikinis or less clothing, at a rate of 19.7%.

53.3% of women on Tinder prefers to swipe right on men who have their lovely bodies in the pictures. They swipe left for those in a formal outfit.

Are neutral colors making your blend in?

72% of male Tinder users wear neutral colors compared to 56.2% of women in their pictures
About 7 out of 10 male Tinder users wear clothes of colors like grey, white, brown, black, blue, etc. in their profile pictures on Tinder. On the other hand, about 6 out of 10 women do the same.

This may have disadvantages for users who do so as they fail to stand out with these popular colors.

Send a Gif

Users who send Gif’s to start conversations are 30% more likely to get a reply.

Male users swipe right to 46% of potential matches, female swipe to 14%
Is this a surprise to anybody?

When should you Swipe?

According to, the most popular month to swipe is August, and the most popular time and the day is Monday at 9 p.m. ET in the U.S.

Contrary to popular belief Tinder is no longer a hookup app Tinder reports that out of its 20 billion matches, 80% of them are looking for meaningful relationships. However, there is a reason to have your guard up, 12% of Tinder users are in a relationship (and probably just looking for a hookup) and 30% of users are married and only 3% are divorced.

Knowledge is power and understanding usage patterns on Tinder should help your chances of finding success. Happy Swiping!

Via Tinder’s 2018 Year in Swipe, Refinery29 & Interactive Schools