Getting your fair share of the more than 26 million matches that are made daily on Tinder involves a little bit more than generously swiping right. Considering that Tinder just changed their algorithm, making the right impression (aka the impression you want to make) is more important than ever, especially if you’re on the hunt for a relationship. And who better to help us navigate these tricky dating waters than the guys themselves? Scroll on for four pro tips to read before you start swiping.


1. Clear intentions are key. “One time someone showed me a Tinder profile where the girl said she was happily married. And honestly, it was awesome. Because if you’re married, I want to know. If you’re not looking for a relationship, I want to know. If you only want a hookup, I want to know. Especially when you start messaging the person, knowledge is key.”

2. Keep the focus on you. “The first thing I notice about a girl is her smile. A profile picture with someone who’s smiling almost always makes me swipe right. I also get really weirded out by selfies and get frustrated when there are tons of other people in the picture — I want to be able to know who I’m considering right away.”

3. Skip the inspiration. “Tinder is not the place for an inspirational quote. Reading some quote that someone else said doesn’t help me get to know a girl. Honestly, the shorter, the better for Tinder bios. I’d say that 99 percent of guys don’t even read them. When I do read them, I love a girl with a sense of humor.”

4. Don’t be afraid to message first. “A lot of girls think it’s the guy’s job to reach out, which isn’t always true. I really love when a girl takes the time and has the bravery to start the conversation. It shows that she’s interested and it automatically makes me more interested in her too.”

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