Chriselle Lim I consider myself a dating expert. After nearly a decade of first dates, bad boyfriends sorry, guys , and ample time spent on five different dating apps , I know a thing or two about the ins and outs of the pastime most somethings love to hate. In the last few years, of course, dating apps have become increasingly prevalent.
Photo in which you are holding a fish you just caught Photo in which you are holding a puppy you just borrowed Photo in which you are holding any animal that does not belong to you Photo in which you are holding any animal that is not alive Why do I even have to say that? Pick photos of you, either alone or in a group of people that are clearly not you Two or more of a different gender than your own, preferably. This should not be nearly as hard as everyone makes it.
A witty not funny bio Too many people try way too hard to be funny on their online dating profiles. But in pursuit of standing out, you could be ostracizing an entire group of people who might not get your humor. But is it nice to know a little more than where you went to school? Updated information Unfortunately, this facet of your profile is not super fun — but it is super important.
Make sure you connect your profile to Facebook, but also make sure that the information on your Facebook is correct and up-to-date. This information includes your age, alma mater, graduation year, current job title, and current employer. Why is this important? I once matched and chatted with a super cute year old… only to learn that he lied about his age and was actually only Not the end of the world, but certainly a deal-breaker for me.
Not so keen on sharing your employment status with the world? Consider briefly explaining why in your bio. The more legit you seem and less like a catfishing Internet predator you appear , the more likely you are to create functional and lasting matches. A go-to opening line Finally, the best thing you can have at your disposal is confidence. As you probably already know, Bumble requires the woman to make the first move.
Check out my list of tried-and-true favorites. But to create your own, think of things that would make YOU respond. All in all, the most important thing to remember on Bumble is to have fun. Set yourself up for success by creating the perfect profile that shows off who YOU really are, then let the matches roll in.
What questions do you have about setting up your online dating profile? Have any tips for writing the perfect bio? Share with me in the comments!