What To Write In Your Online Dating Bio

What To Write In Your Online Dating Bio


Dating app profiles get judged in an instant, so making a good first impression is everything. Should you go for humour? Overshare or under-share? We spoke to the team at Bumble for their dos and don’ts when it comes to finding a potential match…

DON’T: Underestimate The Importance Of Your First Photo

“Showing off your smile, your eyes (without sunglasses) and your whole face (without a Snapchat filter) all help to make a positive first impression. And ensure it's only you in the first photo. It's great to include photos with your friends, but you want your potential matches to know exactly who they are swiping right on when they land on your profile."


DO: Keep Your Highlight Reel Real

“Your photos are all about showcasing slices of your actual life, especially the slices you’d like to share with someone. If you're adventurous, show that off by including that great picture of you cliff-diving in Majorca. If your dog is the centre of your world, include a snap of you and your pup. Remember, it pays to be authentic.”


DON’T: Think Less Is More

“Don’t leave your profile notes blank. This is your opportunity to show off your sense of humour and let your next potential match get to know you a little bit more. Everyone loves a funny, quirky profile. Remember to keep it positive – for guys who are looking for a date, asking a question in your profile that a woman can answer in her initial message is always a good idea.”


DO: Showcase What Makes You Stand Out

“Give specific examples or anecdotes that show your matches what sets you apart. Lots of people are fun, outgoing, adventurous, love to travel, or enjoy being active. If you like to cook, what’s your favourite dish to make? What’s your favourite local spot on a Saturday night? Being specific will help women identify whether they really share your interests.”


DON’T: Be Afraid To Ask For Help

“Sometimes we can be our own worst critics, and our friends (both male and female) can help us see things we might miss. Ask them how they might describe you, or the things about you that stand out the most. Allow your closest confidants to take a look at your camera roll or Instagram and help select some great photos, too. It's been scientifically proven that letting someone else choose your profile photo results in more matches.”


DO: Think Of A Great First Line

“Our research has found that you’re less likely to get a match if you just say “hey” when kicking off a conversation. Think of something relaxed and uncomplicated to say, and forget any cringe chat-up lines. Still need more inspiration? Bumble has a conversation starter generator you can try here.”



For more information on developing your online dating profile, head to The Buzz, courtesy of Bumble.com


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