Tinder is a mix between a game and social media. You swipe through profiles and can adjust the age range and mileage range to your preferences. In addition, you can sign up for TinderU so that you see people from your university and other universities around the country. When each profile comes up, you can swipe left for no or right for yes, and then the next profile will come up, and so on. There are two paths to matching with someone. If you swipe right and don't get an "It's a Match!" message, either he hasn't seen your profile yet or he swiped left. There's no way to know if someone swipes left on you, so don't worry about rejection. If you swipe right and get an "It's a Match!" notification right away, then he already swiped right on you, so yay! The thing about Tinder is that you come across way more swipe lefts than swipe rights. After spending a month on Tinder, I realized that there were 8 features on profiles that made me quickly swipe left.
1. Every picture on his profile is a group picture
I'm not in the FBI. If he makes me investigate to find out what he actually looks like, I'm just going to swipe left.
2. Having a reference from "The Office" in his bio
You tell 'em Stanley.
“The Office" is a great show, but having it in your bio is BASIC and overused.
"I'll be the Jim to your Pam."
"The Dwight to your Angela."
"The Office and chill?"
One of the few perks of Tinder is that almost every guy has dog pics on his profile. I have swiped right on guys solely because of their dog(s). *The awkward part is when their dog is their profile picture. Then they're 100% trying to lure you in with their dog and that's just mean, swipe left.
5. Stating his height in his bio
Guys are like:
"I'm like 7'5."
"6'0 almost 6'1."
"5'7, if you can't handle that, then swipe left."
This is Tinder, not a doctor's appointment.
6. A picture with his ex-girlfriend and "this could be you" over her face
Yes, because the idea of replacing someone is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!!
7. Shirtless pictures in the bathroom mirror
Taking a mirror picture in the locker room after working out is one thing, but having a picture in your home bathroom? That pretty much screams, "I send unsolicited d**k pics."
Tinder was fun and interesting for the first couple weeks but after that every profile kind of ended up looking the same. One month after downloading Tinder, I deleted my profile. As Fall Out Boy once said, "Thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great."