Not getting messages from the women you really want to meet on Bumble?
When it comes to attracting high-quality matches on a “serious” dating app like Bumble, it’s not just about choosing attractive profile pictures.
You’re savvy enough to know you need a good Bumble profile too – otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this!
Keep reading for 12 Bumble profile examples and profile tips that will make women eager to message you – and meet you in person! Plus, if you read to the very end you’ll get 3 bonus Bumble photo tips that are sure to make your profile stand out!
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Sell Yourself (Without Sounding Like You’re Bragging)
Remember that Bumble’s the only popular dating app where women have to message you first. If your Bumble bio doesn’t bait women into writing you, chances are… they won’t (unless you’re strikingly handsome!).
But making yourself look like an attractive, right swipe worthy prospect in print isn’t easy, especially when there can be only 300 characters in a Bumble profile.
That's not a lot of room to work with, especially given that Bumble attracts singles looking for long-term relationships. You need to stand out as boyfriend material, so… what should you write in your profile?
The best Bumble bios highlight your most attractive traits, so she’s intrigued at first glance. You know how Lexus commercials are all about the features? When it comes to your Bumble app, you’re the luxury sedan.
Hit her with your best features, and she’ll want to buy what you’re selling. One caveat, though – you don’t want to sound like you’re bragging.
Self-presentation, AKA describing yourself in a way that makes you sound really good, can be a turnoff if you do too much of it. Instead, show her some of the reasons you’re awesome by letting another source do the bragging for you.
This is called “high warranting” – and studies have shown the combination of low self-presentation/high warranting is by far the most attractive approach, whether you're creating a profile for Bumble Dating, Bumble BFF, or Bumble Bizz.
For instance, instead of just writing “I’ve got a knack for oil painting,” include a picture of yourself showing off one of your best works.
Or better yet, connect your Instagram to Bumble so she can come to that conclusion just as easily by looking at some of your work. Just do a little spring cleaning first to ensure everything she’ll find there truly does make you look good!
Including specific details makes your profile seem more genuine, and that’s key considering a recent survey found 84% of singles want more authenticity when it comes to dating profiles.
Here are 2 more Bumble bio examples that show you how to harness the power of your inner Don Draper:
Win Her Heart With Humor
Humor done right is hot, because most women are into guys with a sense of humor. But there’s a catch – and it’s the “done right” part. If your jokes fall flat, you risk an eye roll at best, and totally turning her off at worst.
These funny Bumble profiles will have your hottest Bumble match eagerly messaging you in no time:
Use Science To Your Advantage
It all boils down to Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory – and not much has changed in that department. Alpha traits are still attractive, so pick a couple you have and run with it:
And while it’s not exactly science, a popular dating site analyzed data from their millions of users and discovered that men who use the phrase “knight in shining armor” got 67% more messages.
Granted, that’s on a dating site… but you may as well give a girl what she wants, right?
Make It Super Easy For Her To Bumble
You may have noticed that all the bio examples you’ve seen so far have one thing in common: they all end with built-in conversation starters.
The best Bumble bios borrow a page from the Marketing 101 playbook – they end with a “Call To Action” (CTA).
Asking her a fun, interesting or creative question in your profile is metaphorically grabbing the reins of the conversation, even though she has to come up with the opening lines. But you’ve made it simple for her to write you something 10x more interesting than a simple “Hi!”
If you’ve used Tinder or other dating sites and apps, you’ve probably looked at someone’s profile before and then had no idea what to write.
That’s the last thing you want to happen to an attractive woman with an endless queue of other matches in her inbox… so make it easy for her to start the conversation on Bumble!
Bonus Tip: How To Choose The Perfect Primary Profile Photo
It doesn't matter how great your dating profile is if she swipes left based on your profile photos.
To stand out in her match queue and increase your odds of a right swipe, your primary profile pic should check all these boxes:
- There's enough contrast between you and the background to make her instantly focus on you. If you don't command the frame, it's not a good primary photo candidate.
- She can lock eyes with you. That's an easy way to make a powerful connection, so don't waste the opportunity by choosing a picture where you're wearing sunglasses or looking away from the camera.
- It's not a selfie or a group photo. Selfies are tricky. Without a lot of practice, it can be difficult to find an attractive angle. Besides, a recent study found that when presented with a selfie and a non-selfie of the same subject, people generally rated the person in the non-selfie as more likable, more attractive and less narcissistic. That's 3 pretty compelling reasons to not lead with a selfie.
The traits listed above were also determined by a group of scientists to be qualities that the most highly rated Tinder photos all had in common. And since attractive is attractive no matter what dating app you're using, keep them in mind when choosing your Bumble photo!
On the other end of the spectrum, mirror selfies, Snapchat filters, and group photos where she has to guess who she's swiping on are Bumble photo mistakes can sabotage your profile with a quickness.
Plenty Of Fish recently interviewed singles across the US, and found bathroom selfies, gym selfies, and heavily edited or filtered images to be their least favorite dating app photos. Plus, the majority of people thought face filters were deceptive, and half thought dating apps should ban them entirely.
Want a scientific reason to forgo the cartoon bunny ears or puppy tongues? The average person's brain is wired to find simple, easily processed images more attractive, and those cartoonish accessories add an unnecessary layer of visual complexity.
Now Comes The Hard Part… Overhauling Your Bumble Profile
Simply “stealing” any of these 12 Bumble profile examples is sure to boost your results, but copy and pasting can only get you so far. If you want to maximize your efforts and date much higher quality women, your profile needs to outshine the competition, be original and reflect your authentic self – and that's going to take some real effort.
Writing about yourself in a way that captivates women’s attention is not an easy thing, especially since you probably don’t spend your waking hours testing what women actually respond to.
Further, your photos, bio, and messages need to work together to present the “perfect package” if you really want to find the perfect woman for you. In short, you need a complete Bumble strategy to beat out your competitors.
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