Creating a dating profile can be a little tough, a little intimidating. You want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward and somehow encouraging people to connect with you, all on a tiny little dating profile.
For those of you who don’t know, Hinge is a relatively new dating app that stands out, because there’s no swiping. Instead of swiping on someone you’re interested in, you engage with the detail that stands out to you on the app. For example, instead of swiping because you like someone’s favorite movie, you can “like” that section of their profile and add a comment.
So how do you make your Hinge profile a winner? We have some tips.
- Pick Good Photos
Hinge is different from other dating apps but photos still matter. Other daters can like your picture and comment directly to start a conversation. Photos that invite conversation only help you. Photos of you in distant locales or doing fun activities are always a good bet.
- Work On Your Story
Hinge allows daters to select three prompts to encourage you to tell a story about yourself. The better your responses, the easier it is for people to connect and get a feel for who you are. There are plenty of prompts to choose from, so make sure you respond to something that really represents you. Be yourself but try to be interesting as well! You’ll want to make sure you are representing a part of you that will encourage a potential match to want to get to know you.
- Use Your Life Story
It can be tempting to make your dating profile light, because it feels scary to have someone potentially pass you by based on how you chose to share your vulnerability. For instance, are you not sure you want to get married? Are you a social drinker? Include it! Are you sober? Include it! It’s best to show who you truly are rather than try to be coy. After all, you want to meet someone you’re compatible with, right? Hinge allows you to filter by these preferences if you use the premium service.
- Be Funny
Show off your sense of humor by including at least one fun and light-hearted prompt question. It’s great to answer some of those prompts in a deep and honest way, but dating is supposed to be a little fun, so go wild on at least one answer. What’s your last meal? If it is absolutely french fries dipped into a vanilla milkshake, include it! That’s funny, interesting, and will show your potential matches that you know how to have a good time.
- Ask Leading Questions
Your Hinge profile is basically a tiny biography of who you are, as you are trying to find potential matches. But it’s also important to provide someone with a reason to respond to you. Anything that represents your interests and invites conversation is a winner. It’s important to get other people talking.
Making a dating profile, especially on Hinge, can be a blast. Follow these tips and you’ll be dating in no time.