Sometimes coming up with a Bumble bio is the last thing you want to do. You log in to the app, you’re ready to start meeting people, but then you get stuck staring at that little About Me box with it’s blinking black cursor at a complete loss for what to say.
The thing is, it doesn’t have to be that hard. While some apps have long bios and profiles with multiple sections and questions, Bumble takes a more simplistic approach. And the truth is, you really shouldn’t spend too much time on your Bumble bio anyway. It just needs to reveal enough about you to make someone want to learn more.
Here are some of the best Bumble bios along with some quick writing tips and tricks to help you create a good profile as quickly as possible:
1. Greater than/less than bio
Want to start more conversations from your Bumble bio? The greater than/less than trick might be for you. Simply list out sets of things you could debate with someone, and say which you think is better. It’s a way to show who you are and also provide whoever’s looking at your profile with some conversation topics.
City life < Country life
Savory > Sweet
Black Panther > Any other superhero movie ever
RadioLab > Serial
Cold pizza < leftover Chinese
Flannel shirt > a hoodie
Sunday Funday > Thirsty Thursday
2. First and last bio
Here’s a no fuss bio type to try out—first and lasts. Let people know the last movie you saw, book you read, person you looked up to, vacation you went on, or time you hurt yourself. It gives a fast view of who you are now, without giving everything away. Instead of saying lasts, you can flip it too. Get nostalgic instead and say your firsts—first date, first trip, first job, or first word. The more specific and oddball the better.
Crush: Joey from Blossom (Woah!)
CD: The President’s of the United States of America
Job: Interning at the mayor’s office, it was actually pretty great
Words: Ut oh (I used to throw things on the floor and say, “Ut oh!” So after that my parents called me an ut oh baby.)
Place I visited: Seattle for a friend’s camping wedding (epic)
Book I read: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (also epic)
Thing I ate: Poke from Pacific Catch that I probably eat three times a week
Time I was humbled: The day my friend Jeff went to basic training
3. About me/about you bio
Another fast format, the this bio type is where you list details about yourself, contrasted with details about the type of person you’re looking for.
About Me: Works hard all week so I can take off for the mountain on the weekend, loves my dog Eddie, loves to argue on first dates, isn’t afraid to make a fool of myself on a dance floor.
About You: Love adventures and the outdoors, understands me when I’m hangry, isn’t afraid to talk politics, is down to watch all three Back to the Future’s with me.
About Me: I love any movie where they spontaneously break out into song, can only eat three pieces of pizza (every time I go for four I regret it), and probably work too much.
About You: Doesn’t give me too hard of a time about working too much, is down to wait in line for an amazing brunch, and understands that the best part of the burrito is the butt.
4. Three simple things bio
Another list format to play around with is the three simple things profile. Just share three completely random things about yourself.
I drink massive amounts of coffee, love anything ridiculous or bizarre, and will shamelessly use my dog to flirt with you.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, Empire Strikes Back is my favorite Star Wars, and I once drove cross country with my best friend, a basset hound, and a pug.
5. One smartass comment bio
There’s something intriguing about a profile with a single comment that catches your eye.
A group of ferrets is called a business. So when someone says they’re taking care of business, they’re really just taking care of a bunch of ferrets.
I talked about Fight Club.
Still upset that the word ratify doesn’t mean to turn something into a rat.
Not to brag, but I’ve been told I’m a fine one to talk.
6. Obscure reference bio
Have a quote from a song, movie, TV show, or other piece of life or pop culture that you love? Use it!
I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.
I want a guy to say bless you when I sneeze.
7. List of likes bio
So ok, you’ve probably seen this profile before so it’s not the most unique, but done right it can be pretty damn effective. To reduce the risk of sounding generic, stay away from obvious things like hiking, traveling, and your friends and family. Instead list the random, weird, not-so-obvious things you like.
The Frito smell of dog paws.
When I randomly decide to call an old friend and they say, “I was just thinking about you!”
The way little kids get grumpy and confused when they’re tired.
That moment I get that Bumble BOOM! message, and know someone I liked is into me too.
Eating ice cream from the carton with a big spoon, when it’s a big holiday weekend and it feels like the city is empty, Romantic poetry (that’s right, capital R not lowercase), poop jokes and Adam Sandler movies. (What can I say, I’m super sophisticated.)
8. By day/by night bio
Nobody is any one thing, and that’s why the by day/by night bio works well. It’s a way to show two sides of yourself, what you do for work and what you do for play. It’s kind of like the mullet of dating profiles. Business in the front, party in the back.
UX designer by. Professional cat cuddler and semi-pretentious bibliophile by night.
Sales director by day, indie music lover and garage band member by night.