Good Tinder Bios To Increase Your Chances Of Finding A Good Match

Tinder bios can make or break your chances of finding a good match online. While a good bio will attract the right kind of people and filter out the wrong ones, a bad bio can scare away those you’d otherwise have great potential with. Here are the essentials of good Tinder bios that will automatically up your dating game.

  1. Keep the text simple. Dating apps are competitive. If you were the only contender on someone’s radar, you could probably get away with writing an entire essay about yourself. But when people are swiping through hundreds of profiles, you have to capture their attention quickly. In this case, less is definitely more. Keep the text as simple as possible while still including the crucial details.
  2. Be creative. How do you capture someone’s attention when you only have a few words to play with? Be creative! Play around with your bio and find ways of standing out from the crowd. It can also help to look through other profiles to get an idea of the same kinds of things that people say, and how you can be different. Using emojis can enhance a bio, but make sure your profile isn’t only made up of emojis. Good Tinder bios are ones that people have put time and effort into.
  3. Include what makes you unique. One way of standing out from the crowd is including what makes you unique. Tinder isn’t exactly a job application, but in the same way, you are trying to convince someone to give you a shot rather than the stream of other choices they have. If there’s something that makes you special (there is), include it. Maybe it’s that you work as a scuba instructor. Read Shakespeare for fun. Know how to make a Baked Alaska. Figure out what makes you that little bit different and mention it.
  4. Avoid judgey lines. Try to avoid lines that make you seem judgmental. For example, saying, “Guys under six foot need not apply” conveys you in a certain light. It’s okay to have preferences, but you can filter through those yourself without slapping them on your profile. While you probably won’t get many matches with people you’re not interested in this way, you could also scare off people you are interested in.
  5. Avoid sharing too much. It’s important to capture who you are in your profile, but avoid sharing too much. The problem with this is it can overwhelm people who are swiping and may turn them off from matching with you. You should find a partner who accepts you, flaws and all, but those flaws and personal details can emerge on a need-to-know basis. Sharing too much also means that you’ll have less to share when it comes to conversation and actual dates.

More tips for putting together good Tinder bios

  1. Be honest. Online dating is brutal, so the inclination to lie is understandable. But good Tinder bios are honest. You might put off some people with your honesty, but those will the people who aren’t right for you. Note that being honest doesn’t equate to oversharing. Being honest is writing down your real height without adding or taking any inches. It’s including recent photos, not ones from three years ago when you looked different. Honesty is about giving a snapshot of who you really are, not the ins and outs of your psyche and background.
  2. Show, don’t tell. As Zirby points out, good Tinder bios show, don’t tell. Put simply, this means let the evidence speak for itself. Don’t say that you’re funny in your bio. Instead, include a joke. Set up your profile so that people will get an idea of who you are from looking at it as a whole. You don’t have to spell every little thing out for them.
  3. State what you’re looking for. Part of being honest is stating exactly what you’re looking for. Long-term relationship? One-night stand? Casual fling? Be honest so you don’t waste time talking to people who don’t want the same thing.
  4. Include a call to action. A call to action on a dating app is essentially an easy segue into conversation that your matches can use to talk to you. For example, if you say that you’re currently writing a book, that gives your matches a chance to ask what the book is about. Try to include information that will lead to interesting conversation, so you’re not stuck making small talk.
  5. Check your spelling. Not everyone is obsessed with grammar. But once most people reach a certain age, the inability to form coherent sentences and spell words properly becomes a turn-off. You can majorly improve your bio just by editing it, checking the spelling and basic grammar. This shows that not only do you understand the basics, but you care enough about your profile to present it properly. Nothing says “I made this profile in five seconds to land a quick fling” like a sea of errors.
  6. Use a variety of pictures. Some Tinder users will automatically swipe left if you don’t have a good amount of pictures in your bios. Even if you have a strong profile otherwise, they might assume that you’re trying to hide something. Include a variety of photos, up close and from far away, to give the best impression of you. You can also use photos to reveal more about you, such as whether you love traveling or animals, whether you’re family orientated, and other details that will attract the right kind of person for you.
Vanessa Locampo is an Aussie writer who’s equally obsessed with YA fiction and pasta. Her time is divided between writing all the things, reading all the things, listening to Queen, and bopping her cat on the nose. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and has written for sites including and Discovering Montana, and currently works as an editor at Glam. You can keep up with her on Instagram @vanessaellewrites.