Men on Tinder are non-discriminatory (only on Tinder, that is). They swipe right as if it’s an endless scroll feature – continuously.
Recent research out of the Queen Mary University of London, Sapienza University of Rome, and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group has found men on Tinder are more likely to swipe right than women, but are less likely to message a match.
Women, on the other hand, are more choosy. They swipe right with the intention of messaging that person, so are more selective with the people they choose.
With this in mind, we put it to the Mamamia crowd to see what they do look for in a Tinder profile. What are the key swipe-right clinchers for women on Tinder, and what are the definite turn-offs?
What are women looking for? Criteria as follows:
Photo on point.
Think smiles, a natural pose, shirt on (shirtless action is a massive sign of douch-baggery) and no pouting.
(Men? Pouting? Whoever thought that was a good idea?)
Happy and not super posed. – Jess, 24.
‘Model’ shots are a definite turn-off. – Mary, 26.
No bathroom mirror selfies, no shirtless photos. – Anna, 31.
A photo with their shirt off is a big no no for me. Makes them look narcissistic and lame. – Shay, 29.
No pouting, so many men pout in photos! – Deb, 27.
If you’re the only person in the photo, you’ve taken a step in the right direction.
No, we don’t want to see your squad, or your half-cropped-out ex-girlfriend, or your (hopefully ex) wife… #awkward.