Cosmopolitan recently collaborated with Tinder to find the 30 most swiped-right users in the UK and Ireland while revealing many of their tricks of the trade.
They ask ask each of them what makes a successful Tinder profile and shows a diverse range of people, with varying sexualities, race, and gender.
The popular members are aged between 19-34, and include models and students through to songwriters and Prince Harry lookalikes.
Here they (mostly) are:
Well firstly, it seems like being a model kind of helps. A large number of these singletons seem to model on the side, so that’s always a good start. It makes sense, after all, as this is an app based mostly on the looks of the person. However, if you are a normal person whose career doesn’t revolve around your face and body, they do have some advice for your bio and messaging too.
The general consensus is to have a bio with a little bit about you that can open up conversation. Mia, a 19 year old ambulance dispatcher said she swipes right based on a ‘witty bio’, because it lets her know whether that person will have a sense of humour on a date. Dáire only gives his name, location and Instagram handle, because ‘you don’t want to give it all away up front.’ So the trick is to be short and sharp with a bio then, enough to pull someone in, but not your entire life story is not necessary. Ask questions, be witty, and let the conversation flow.
Girls, don’t be afraid to message first! Overwhelming advice from the girls suggested that messaging first does more good than harm. Long gone are the days where men are expected to pull all the weight, and they can be just as scared too. Mia, a 21 year old personal trainer from London told Cosmopolitan to ‘shoot your shot!’ if you see someone who is your type on the dating app. Peter agrees, saying that it is ‘2019, anyone can do what they want’.
That being said, the successful men on tinder also message first.
Jesse, a 28 year old barber from Cheltenham said that they have been on a whopping 52 dates in 52 weeks in the Cosmopolitan interview. They said that if it doesn’t go any further from a week of chatting, they would probably ghost the woman. There you go then, get a move on! Chatting to your tinder date has to go somewhere.
According to Eliana, a 19 year old student from Aberdeen says that it doesn’t really matter where you go, as long as you can chat and get on well. Cinema dates are not the best idea, and maybe don’t take your first date somewhere like a funeral, which is where Chanel, 27 was asked to.
Katherine Waldock is a 19 year old student in Cardiff. She decided to become an online writer because at least then she can't see when her jokes fall flat. If she's not passive aggressively writing about Love Island contestants on the internet then she's probably roasting Katy Perry, or some other musicians. She clearly leads an incredibly interesting life.Follow