Let’s be honest – looks matter. Especially on a dating app like Tinder.
Men outnumber women on Tinder – about 60/40, the odds are in your favor in meeting someone. But keep in mind you are NOT on a Sugar Daddy dating site. And you are baiting a man to turn him into a Sugar Daddy.
Sugar Tip: If you try to use the same approach on a Sugar Daddy dating site, you’ll come across as propositioning him. Not sure what I mean? Let me not sugarcoat it. You would come across as an escort looking to score her next client. That’s right. You would come across like that.
Turning a Sugar Daddy would require a different approach. But right now the focus is on the profile itself to attract him.
With a 500-character limit on your profile, Tinder is all about your photos.
He literally has a split-second decision to swipe left or right. You need a STRONG photo – or ideally, more like 3 to 5 VERY strong ones.
To get him swiping right, read these tips and start baiting men to turn into Sugar Daddy’s by casting a wider net (outside a Sugar Daddy dating site).
Before going crazy on Tinder, the first thing you should do is get opinions from men on your photos.
Now, I’m more than happy to outsource my Sugar Daddy clients (and my own SD) for their opinion for you. Just send me send me a message here.
You can ask your male friends. And ask them to rank your best options from their favorite to least favorite. Then, use the ones that consistently rank the highest.
Select the most popular photos for your Tinder profile. And off you go.
Sugar Tip: Now, if you’re stuck between 2 to 3 potential options for your main Tinder profile pic, see how many right swipes (aka. Likes) it takes to get 10 (or 20) matches for each one. The one that racks up matches the quickest wins is your front runner to use as the primary one.
Don’t have 3 great photos, and then the you have one that doesn’t do you justice (just because you want to have a lot of images to show a range of looks).
Guess which one he’s going to remember right before he swipes left or “forgets” to respond to your icebreaker message?
Getting feedback allows you to lead with your strongest photos.
There’s no excuse for having a terrible photo on Tinder.
Let’s talk about the types of photos that commonly work well….
Think of choosing photographs for your Tinder profile like marketing yourself.
You want to highlight your best features – physical and otherwise.
Men are VISUAL. And every photo you display, he’s going to imagine himself with you and your pictures can put him in a certain mindset.
Play on his subconscious desires by showcasing your feminine attributes – you’re sexy, alluring, a bit mysterious, and you look like someone he’d enjoy being around.
You want to select photos that showcase what it would be like to be with you.
Select photos the way you want to be addressed.
Reminder: Undesirable men are everywhere. You can have written the best bio (profile ad), and have tasteful pictures. And some men will respond inappropriately. You have a delete button, block button and a swipe…. just move on to the next and don’t take it personally. Keep your focus on attracting who you are looking for.
Your lighting makes a BIG difference. Dark photos hide you. And camera’s flash adds to your age (which isn’t going to do you any favors). Go with natural lighting.
If you aren’t getting good feedback on the photos you’ve chosen or you simply aren’t getting matches, get someone to help you who has a good camera and a good eye for taking pictures.
However, I highly recommend using a professional photographer. Not in studio backgrounds. Or glamour shot photos (yes, they are still around). You want your images to look natural, not staged. And doesn’t look like you are trying too hard.
There’s no specific number rule for Tinder, but having tested the number of photos with my clients, we found that 3-5 photographs gets optimal results.
While it’s hard to paint an exciting and well-rounded picture of who you are with less than 3 photos, it’s also not very common for you to look equally attractive in 6+ photos. Remember you are only as attractive as your worst picture.
Even though Tinder is primarily photo driven, don’t miss an opportunity to intrigue and entice him with your profile text.
Not every man will read your profile before they swipe, but some who are on the fence will as they do a double take.
A great Tinder profile will get them hopping over to your side of the fence.
TIP: Your matches will virtually ALL be reading your profile bio when they get a message from you. And when they are engaging with you to determine if they even want to go further.
You need an engaging profile to set yourself apart from the competition.
Profile writing is a little different on Tinder compared to any dating site. It’s bite-sized.
But what’s not as glaringly obvious is the fact you can get away with being a lot more funny, over-the-top on Tinder – so don’t be afraid to go bold.
What you don’t want to be is boring.
A Tinder profile has 3 key components:
So keeping all that in mind, you’ll want to strike the right tone with your profile.
Here are 3 different styles that you can work with and examples:
Example #1: “69% sweet, 31% naughty.”
Example #2: “31% sweet, 69% spontaneous.”
Example #3 You the professor, and I the student. Teach me…
These types of short but intriguing profile sparks interest and curiosity. Have fun with this and combine it with compelling pictures that matches (in a tasteful manner of course). What you are doing is showcasing your personality and by doing so you would come across as someone who is fun.
“Now that schools out for the summer; I’m in much of a needed break. (Do you need an escape?) I’m looking for someone to join me on the adventure, wherever it leads us. Where do you want to go first?
With the right bait on the hook, it can bring out the you are seeking. This style works. Especially when you are seeking someone who is significantly older than you.
“Going to the movies during the middle of the week while on an extended lunchbreak. Alate night dinner before you head home from working late at the office (I’m dessert!). Taking a business trip and making it a mini getaway. Let’s just say I can be the secret you look forward to. Want to break all the rules with me?”
Needless to say, adventure, intrigue and a little bit of danger is sexy. But if you opt for this type of profile, make sure your photos live up to the hype.
Now that you’ve created a magnetic Tinder profile, complete with awesome pictures, you might find yourself overwhelmed with attractive matches. Great problem to have, right?
Sure, but remember this – getting a match is only half the battle. You’ve still got to stand out from the competition with an engaging icebreaker and conversations that lead to a date.
Swiping is quick and easy, but starting and maintaining a conversation can be time consuming.