Tired of swiping, swiping, swiping – and still getting no Bumble matches?
This is the article for you.
These 6 tips will send your Bumble match rate soaring, and push your profile to the front of the queue!
#1. Give Your Photos A Facelift
If you’re getting few or no matches on Bumble, chances are you need to overhaul your photo lineup. Your photos can make or break you – especially on this dating app, since they have to entice her to start a conversation.
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Here are 3 easy ways to instantly look more attractive and stand out in her :
- Wear something red. Research has shown both men and women find that color irresistible.
- Pose with a dog. Posing with your pup instantly makes you seem more attractive – and relaxed, approachable, and generally happier with life. That’s a lot of bang for your buck in one quick photo! Even better – you get the same results, even if you have to stage a picture with a friend’s pooch. If getting instant attraction points isn’t enough, it also gives her excellent fodder for her first message.
- Hide the alcohol. People tend to equate visible alcohol with lower intelligence, so consider treating your Bumble lineup like Prohibition is still a thing.
And when it comes to choosing which profile picture gets the #1 spot, don’t make one of these common mistakes:
For even more online dating photo tips, check out this article.
#2. Let Strangers Choose Your Lineup
When it comes to choosing your most attractive dating photos, you aren’t the best person for the job. Sure, you can probably determine whether or not you look good in a particular photo, but first impressions go deeper than that.
Because you’re intimately familiar with your own appearance, as are your , it’s impossible to see yourself like a stranger on Bumble does.
You need to use profiles where you look attractive, but also trustworthy and competent. And research has shown that strangers are much better at choosing photos where you nail all three traits.
Use a site like Photofeeler to gather unbiased feedback, and choose photos that appeal to the masses. If you have 6 strong photos, use them all.
According to the Bumble app, a full photo lineup makes it more likely other local singles will swipe right on you.
Gathering photo feedback is a good idea even if you’re just using Bumble BFF or Bizz rather than dating – why not look your best online?
#3. Start Swiping Both Ways
Men tend to consistently swipe right on apps like Tinder and Bumble, then decide which matches they’re actually interested in later. Women, on the other hand, tend to be more selective and only swipe right on the profiles they’re actually interested in.
Guess which strategy works better?
Turns out being selective is the way to go. A recent study revealed that men on Tinder typically “like” a high number of profiles, but only had a 0.6% match rate. Women liked a fewer number of profiles overall, and had a 10% match rate.
The Bumble algorithm rewards users for using the app in a positive way, and many have speculated that if you consistently swipe right, your profile gets flagged.
Once that happens, the Bumble rating systems pushes your profile to the bottom of the match queue. That means when she’s swiping through the pool of local singles, your profile shows up towards the end, if it ever shows up at all.
#4. Seal The Deal With Your Bumble Bio
Bumble bios are short – but you can cram a lot of attraction into 300 characters or less. If she’s on the fence based on your photos, an engaging bio could be the difference between her swiping left or right.
She’ll almost certainly check out your bio before deciding whether you’re worthy of a conversation, so let her know you’re taking this dating app seriously by filling out the bio.
If you don’t consider yourself the writing type, try sprinkling some emojis into your profile, like this:
Emojis are an eye-catching way to instantly convey information, so they’re well suited for dating apps.
For even more Bumble profile examples that will boost your match rate, give this article a quick read.
#5. Add Some “My Move Makers”
If you haven’t already, pick a few Bumble Move Makers from the list of 30+ possible prompts. You can use up to 3, and your answers will be displayed in between your photos.
Move Makers are a perfect way to feature an attractive tidbit of information that you couldn’t fit in your bio.
Mention a hobby, your adorable puppy, the latest trip you went on – anything that lets her know you’re a fun guy to hang out with could give your match rate a needed boost.
For expert advice on how to choose the best Move Makers to answer, go here.
#6. Make A Fresh Start
If your Bumble match rate is low or non-existent, you may want to delete your Bumble account and start from scratch with a stronger array of photos.
To completely delete your account, follow these steps:
- Delete your Bumble account by tapping on “settings” then “delete account.”
- Delete the app from your phone.
- Delete the app from within your Facebook settings.
- Download and install Bumble.
Bumble will give you a warning message when you’re asked to confirm the delete, so proceed at your own risk. If you’re really worried, wait a few days before recreating your account. But from what we’ve seen, it seems to be an empty threat.
If you upgraded to Bumble Boost, make sure to cancel your subscription via the App Store or Google Play first, as deleting your Bumble account won't prevent it from auto-renewing.
If you don’t want to delete your account entirely, you can do a “soft reset” by simply uninstalling the app. Then go to your Facebook settings and remove the Bumble permissions, then re-install Bumble.
While the details of the Bumble attractiveness algorithm are a closely guarded secret, word on the street is the most right-swiped profiles pop up first in the match queue. So if you didn’t put a lot of effort into your profile the first time around, you’re probably not raking in the “likes”.
Start with a clean slate, and this time put the effort in with strong photos and an intriguing bio. Sure, it’s work – but if you want matches, you’ve gotta put in some time.
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