Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts on Tinder for Guys

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I’m sure, at some point, that we have all considered going down the dark spiral that is Tinder. Those of us who have given into this temptation have been subjected to swiping through endless bad dating profiles. Where, if we have spent more than .5 seconds looking at the pictures or biography, us women can’t help but question how knowledgeable men are with wooing the female population.

To save us women from these bad profiles, and to give men a better chance in the dating-app game, here are the Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Tinder Profiles for Men.


#1: Don’t Make All Your Pictures Group Pictures

This should go without saying, but I can’t tell you how many profiles I have swiped left on due to the fact that I have no clue who I’m supposed to be looking at. It’s a guessing game and I’m not about that life.

#2: Please Have ‘Full-Face’ pictures

Tinder is a dating app primarily based off looks. Yeah, the top of your head may look good and one of your eyeballs look nice but what about the rest of you?

#3: Don’t Have All of Your Pictures Be of You in Sunglasses

Sunglasses basically hide half of your face and lead me to question what you’re hiding.

#4: Don’t Have Pictures of You Holding a Dead Animal

I do not care if you were hunting. No girl looks at a dead animal and feels excited. It just makes us sad. Don’t make us sad.

#5: Have A Bio

If you don’t take thirty seconds to write a short bio, how do I expect you to find the time to text me back?

#6: Please Be Grammatically Correct

Little errors here and there are okay, but I have come across bios that made me inwardly cringe. It seems as if some guys tried to shove a whole essay into their bio with no punctuation whatsoever. Please don’t do this. Keep your bio short and sweet, don’t use run-on sentences, and use the correct form of ‘your’ and ‘you’re’.

#7: Don’t ‘Slide into my DM’s’ and Open Up with a Sexual Remark

What every girl on Tinder will experience at least once is a direct message from a guy saying a completely unwarranted sexual comment. Great way to make a first impression, buddy.


#8: Along with that, Don’t Say It in the Middle of a Conversation

Sometimes I’ll think I’m having a nice conversation with a guy then *wham* they say a completely inappropriate comment—wtf?! Do you say that to girls you meet in real life?


#9: Don’t Mention Illegal Substances in your Bio

Whether it’s a line of your bio saying “420 friendly” or just emojis of leaves and a puff of wind, it is an immediate turn-off. Also, way to keep it under the radar.

#10:  Don’t try to look sexy with unsexy things

One time I saw a picture of a guy trying to look sexy while eating a mozzarella stick. Save those pictures for farther into your relationship.


Noelle Walker is a sophomore writing & linguistics major from Gainesville, Georgia. She is an editorial candidate for The George-Anne. She spent the past year active on and off on Tinder and has since learned a thing or two.