Those pictures that are perfectly posed and highly filtered were deemed less socially attractive and less trustworthy, so the more natural your photos the better.It showed that you’re better off presenting your actual self rather than your idealised self if you want to attract a date.
Dating expert Dr Jessica Carbino, who studied the findings for Tinder, explained that it’s all to do with being able to see the eyes of a potential partner – something which is crucial to finding someone attractive or not. Either way, you Research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. When it first came onto the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/no strings sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.
‘Seeing the iris gives us clues as to whether you can be trusted,’ Dr Carbino explained, which kind of makes sense seeing as eyes are the windows to the soul and all that. And if you’re all too familiar with the perils of Tinder, we’ve charted the 12 most soul-destroying things about internet dating. Your Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos of your choice and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook.
Yes, Tinder has introduced verified profiles for “notable public figures, celebrities and athletes” – much like Twitter and Facebook.
Alongside the likes of Leondardo Di Caprio, Dave Franco and Hilary Duff, Betches recently discovered that Coach Carr from has also joined the popular online dating app – and his profile is SO fetch.
Thought that guy you swiped left for bore an uncanny resemblance to your favourite Hollywood celeb?
Well, it just might have been your A-List beloved – particularly if his or her name sat next to a little blue tick.
Dwayne can been seen sporting a fully fledged beard and man bun in his pictures, though with the possibility of a sequel on the cards he might not want to ditch the tracksuit just yet. Tinder recently integrated Instagram, meaning you can see the 34 most recent snaps from your potential date’s Insta account to get a better idea of whether they’re right for you. The mutual friends function means people almost come with references – if you’ve got 10 Facebook friends in common with a match, chances are you could be on to a winner. Perfect to fill minutes when you’re waiting for the bus. The game-style of Tinder means it’s really easy to keep playing and forget about that hottie you were messaging yesterday. The latest one involves being messaged by what seems like a match, who’ll then ask you if you’re verified on Tinder, and tell you that in order to be verified you just need to click a link and enter a code. After refusing to go to a nice independent coffee shop because he had to cross the road, the man insisted on going to Costa (who said romance was dead? Lauren quite reasonably declined, as they had only just met.
Another exciting new feature means Tinder will show you matches it thinks you will swipe right on, based on past swipes. In addition to common friends, Tinder now shows you when you and your match are in the same social circle, too. If you’re serious about finding someone, you’ll need to stay focussed. The ‘verification’ service is actually a porn website and will charge you £90 after you enter your credit card details for ‘age verification.’ Which definitely wasn’t what you wanted. He then said he had to go home to be there for his Ocado delivery.
You can also include your education and occupation in your bio.
Tinder then finds you potential matches near your location (you can narrow it down by age and distance, too) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – then bingo, it’s a match and you can start messaging. You need a Facebook profile to be able to use the app. Thanks to an update, we have Tinder Online which you can now use on any device – including your laptop or, dare we say it, work computer.
So if you need a break from spreadsheets and fancy a scroll, it’s totally possible without being glued to your phone. We know what you’re thinking: how on earth are we meant to create the perfect Tinder profile (right-swipeable obvs) to lure in our soul mate? So spend less time ordering your pics, and more time swiping for Mr or Mrs Right.