How to Make a Great Bumble Profile That Will Set You Apart

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Making a Bumble profile is easy. You answer some questions, upload some pictures and start swiping on potential matches. But making a great Bumble profile requires a bit of work. Don’t worry, though! Spending some time and effort making an awesome Bumble profile from the beginning will save you a lot of time and energy later on. So put in the effort now and enjoy the rewards later. 

An interesting and accurate Bumble profile will attract the types of matches you’re actually looking for, help you stand out in a sea of other daters and show off your unique personality. Of course, that’s easier said than done, but we can help. Here’s how to make a really great Bumble profile that will set you apart from the rest. 

How To Make Your Bumble Profile Shine

Write a good bio

Yes we know, writing a Bumble bio is not an easy feat. You want it to be funny, eye-catching, and memorable—all in a matter of one or two sentences. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Just pick one or two facts about yourself that entice someone to want to learn more about you. Try to find a fact or detail that is unique to you. Also, don’t be afraid to change your bio frequently. Have fun with it and see what works. 

Be honest 

If you really want to make the most of online dating, whether you’re looking for something casual or you’re ready to settle down, it’s important to be honest. About everything. Don’t make a profile based on what you think somebody wants to read. Make a profile based on what you like, what you want, who you actually are and what you’re looking for in a partner. Save yourself and your matches a lot of time by just being upfront. 

Be sincere

When someone’s online dating profile is disingenuous, you can spot it from a mile away and nobody wants to match with a faker. Listen to your gut, be truthful about what you write and trust that the algorithm will show you people who meet your criteria. Be yourself and the rest will fall into place as it should. 

Make convo easy

Listing your likes and dislikes is fine, but a great Bumble profile is a little outside the box. Ask a question in your bio or reveal an unpopular opinion in your profile. If you give potential matches a reason to reach out (plus a built-in icebreaker), they will. Make it easy for them to carry on a conversation with interesting details. 

Link your social media profiles

Are you hilarious on Twitter? Do you live on Instagram? Show it! Not only does it put potential matches at ease to know that you’re a real person, but it also helps show off your personality in ways that can’t be captured within the limits of an online dating profile. It’s a way to create more of an impression of you and showcase some fun parts of your life too! 

Choose good pics

Matches want to get a sense of who you are and your photos are one of the most obvious ways of doing this. Choose recent photos, with good lighting that represents a range of your interests or activities. Be sure not to be wearing a hat and/or sunglasses in a majority of your photos and avoid too many group shots  – they’re on your profile to find out more about you! 

Don’t be afraid to (humble) brag

You’re a catch, and everybody should know it. But they won’t know unless you tell them. Don’t be afraid to talk about your accomplishments, highlight your best features, and show off what makes you special in your profile. You don’t want to come off like you’re bragging, but it is important to put some time into how you present yourself. Sell yourself! You’re worth it. 

Remember that your Bumble profile acts as a modern-day first impression. You should be authentic but also selective, you do want to put your best foot forward. So for example, choose up to date photos that also show off your cute new dress, include something unique about yourself and keep a light-hearted tone. Online dating should be fun, and so enjoy it while also being your best, real, wonderful self! 

Elizabeth Entenman

Freelance Writer

Elizabeth is a freelance writer, editor, and advertising copywriter in Brooklyn. Right now, she’s probably somewhere Instagramming her dogs.

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