Tinder CEO gives helpful tips for getting more matches

Sean Rad definitely knows what's up.

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We're sure by now you've tried Tinder at least once in your life. The handy app for finding quick dates (and for some, love), on the surface of things is very simple to use.

But when you examine it a little bit closer, you'll notice getting a match is more of an art than just a matter of pure coincidence.

Luckily, Tinder CEO, Sean Rad, has recently revealed the dos and don'ts when it comes to swiping so you really get out there and prosper.


"The data shows this: When your photo expresses something about your interests - like a skier skiing - or something about your personality, you do better," he said.

Sure, this makes sense. Although your Tinder profile is linked to your Facebook account and can quickly reveal similar interests with the person you're into, getting your personality across in a picture is much more effective in attracting others.

"Shots that display what you look like, but also the environment that you live in, your interests - they work too."

And don't forget to keep your profile updated. "Adding your job to your profile is a great way to provide additional insight for potential matches – it also increases your chances of receiving a right swipe."


Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Rad has also revealed things that definitely won't increase your number of matches.

"Model-y poses never work," he claims. We know Tyra told you to smize, bow, and pop, but the statistics prove people are just not having it.

Apparently head shots are also passé. Although they might show your face nicely, that's all they show. There's practically no room to provide any other information, be it about how you look neck-down, or what kind of person you are.

Oh, and those group shots? Yeah, get rid of those too. Ain't nobody have time to play "Guess Who?" when they're trying to get a date.

But at the end of the day, the main thing Rad wants you to remember is this: be yourself.

"Especially now, with social media and all the photos we see, we're very smart at reading into these images. So if someone's being fake or trying to show a person that's not really themselves, you can figure that out." Thanks, Sean. Noted.

Now we're off to update our Tinder profiles. Fingers crossed.

Feature image © Tinder