Writing a Tinder profile, Bumble bio, or description on any swiping app is different from other dating sites that ask you to write longer descriptions or answer specific questions. You have a short amount of space, people see a TON of profiles so you don’t want to say the same thing everyone else does, and you want to give an idea of who you are without it sounding like you’re applying for a job or talking to someone’s mom. So how should you go about it? And how can you write a good profile without having to put a ton of effort into it?
Here are 15 Tinder profile examples for men, along with some tips and tricks to help you write your own:
Sunday fundays > lazy Sundays
Skiing > snowboarding
Electric guitar < acoustic guitar (but I play both)
Peanut butter > jelly (Though, they still go together pretty well. Maybe we will too.)
I love New Yorker articles, staring out the window and wondering about other people’s lives on long car rides, and that first sip of beer you have after a long week on a Friday night. (Preferably it’s an IPA, but I like all kinds of craft brews.) Interested in meeting people who are interesting.
According to my 9th grade report card I’m a “hard working conscientious student” who is also “easily distracted in class”. What can I say? I do my homework but I also tend to daydream. Pretty much sums up who I still am today.
Tip: Little things make a big difference.
When it comes to dating profiles, the tip that can make the biggest difference is adding details. With so many people and profiles out there, you want to stand out. You may like hiking, but everyone likes hiking, so say what hike you love, or give a short anecdote about a time you got lost on trail. Or better yet, don’t talk about hiking at all and pull details from other parts of your life.
Trick: Greater than/less than.
A quick way to create an interesting profile, is to use the greater than/less than trick. List out sets of random things you have an opinion about, and say which you think is best. And the more absurd or seemingly trivial, the better. Your profile should show the weird, unique things about you, so instead of saying what your job is, or that you like to travel, get random.
Looking for someone who likes making fun of bad movies, checking out local bands, sleeping in on Sundays, and laughing at themselves. Hoping you can show me a thing or two about what you’re into too.
I know my way around an Excel spreadsheet. I’m not afraid to put that out there. I also am a huge college football fan, an amature chef, and owner of one lucky dog named Bolero. (He’s named after the tie.) If you scratch his ears, he’ll be your best friend for life. I’m not much different really. We’re pretty simple creatures.
Tacos, Bicycles, Cats, Chilling, Tattoos, Tacos, Nonsense, New Things, You. Did I say tacos? Tacos.
Tip: Make it about the other person too.
Ok, so you’re bio is your bio, it should be about you. But adding something (even if it’s a small something) about the other person who’s reading it shows that you’re not self-involved and are already thinking about them. It can also be a way to flirt, say something sweet, and make someone smile at they tap that little heart button.
If you want a bio that’s short, scannable, and fun to read make a list. It makes your description look more approachable than a large block of text. List out things you like, things you’ve done, or even things you’ve never done. Lists are easy to write and effective.
Everything in moderation, especially moderation. Have not been sprayed by a skunk in over ten years. I’ll hold elevator doors open for people as long as they show some urgency. Otherwise, I’ll push the door close button while maintaining eye contact with a straight face.
I don’t want a partner in crime, I commit all my crimes on my own. I would never drag you into that.
I floss. That’s how responsible I am.
If you love dogs and sports, I’m down for whatever you are.
About Me: I teach seventh-grade math, think integers and arguing about the NBA finals is cool, and could eat pizza for every single meal for the rest of my life and be happy.
About You: You have stories to share, think dad jokes are funny, and enjoy a good meal with a nice young gentleman.
Tip: Let your freak flag fly.
If you’ve been on dating apps for a while it gets boring reading the same things about hiking, traveling, working, spending time with family and friends… These aren’t bad things (I love these things, we all do) but they’re universal things and they don’t help someone \get to know you. Don’t be afraid to get a little weird and random. Share a secret desire, an odd personality trait or habit, or be a little dark. Whatever you do, be different.
Trick: About You/About Me
Here’s an easy template for a Tinder profile—organize your thoughts into shore About Me/About You sections. Just list a few interesting details about you (and like I said, the weirder and more random the better) then a few things about the type of person you’re into. About Me: I love stinky cheese, the smell of dog paws, and going camping by myself for my birthday every year. About You: You have a dog, know how to give as good as you get, and don’t mind crashing my (lack of a) birthday party. Try it!
I appreciate comfortable seating, love hearing about what makes other people obsessed or passionate, and spend more time in slippers than I should.
Like my shirt? It’s made out of boyfriend material.
They said, “You don’t have a bio.” And I said, “I’ve been focusing on chemistry.”
Tip: You don’t need to say much.
Because your Tinder bio goes along with your photos, don’t feel like you have to say a ton or write a novel to catch someone’s eye. In fact, it’s probably better that you don’t say too much. Keeping it short and sweet makes it more likely someone will read your bio in the first place (many people may keep moving is they see a large block of text they’re not in the mood to read) and will keep them wanting more.
Trick: Make a joke.
It’s short, gets attention, and (if you do it right) will make someone laugh. Making a joke, even if it’s just a one-liner can tell someone just enough about you to get them to want to learn more. Paired with some great photos, a joke can make an awesome profile bio.
The answer is 42. What do you think the question is?
Some people call me the space cowboy, some people call me the gangster of love. Nobody calls me Maurice though, which is too bad because I’m all about the lovey dovey all the time.
I would never put baby in a corner. Never.
Tip: Don’t take it too seriously.
One of the fun things about Tinder is that it’s not a serious dating app. Not that you can’t find a serious relationship (plenty of people do) but the way you go about things doesn’t have to be so formal. And it shouldn’t be either. When you’re writing your bio, don’t be afraid to be light hearted. Make fun of yourself, make fun of dating in general, and have a good time with it. People respond to positive energy.
Trick: Obscure references.
In many ways, we are the art we consume. If you have a favorite line from a movie, a quote from a book or movie, or an obscure joke that will make a funny profile, try it out. Some people may not get it, but the people who do will get you. And that’s what you’re really look for anyway.
“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” – Rumi
I’m into meditation, self-inquiry, getting lost on dirt roads and trail runs, and can’t wait to meet you.
I love exploring ambitious ideas, whether it’s at a festival, a tech conference, a retreat, or even at a dinner party with friends. I’m a data scientist who works in public policy. This year I’ve work on a bill on Congress, going sky diving, and had some amazing experiences. If you’re into it, tell me a recent idea that intrigued you.
I think I’m the only guy on here who doesn’t like hiking. I really don’t though. I like the inside. It’s so nice and warm and I can order a drink and someone just brings it to me. I mean, wow, that’s really nice. Why go outside when you can have all this.
Tip: You do you.
Are you kind of spiritual? Do you have more of a dark side? Maybe you’re a homebody or maybe you’re obsessed with your job. Whatever you are, be you. The person you’re looking for will be into it and putting it all out there right away will save you some time.
Trick: Use a quote.
Not sure what to say? Let someone else say it for you. If you’re not a great writer or at a loss, use a favorite song lyric or a quote from a TV show, song, or book. It still shows off your personality, just in a different way.
Writing a profile can be annoying at first, but use a few of these tricks, see what works for you, and go for it. Bottom line is that people want to get to know you, and your profile is one tool you have to show them who you are. Tell a joke, quote a favorite author, cite that obscure music lyric almost nobody has heard or, or list out your favorite things. The people who are your kind of people will be into it, and you’ll have a lot of fun enjoying yourself and meeting new people.