You’re single and ready to mingle.
But you want more matches.
So you googled “Bumble profile tips” and came here.
Well, bro, you’re in the right place.
Read on and get:
- 3 Common photo mistakes that turn off the ladies
- The secret of the most desired guys on Bumble
- How to create an irresistible first photo
- Why your holiday pics may be getting you rejected
- How to instantly get +2 attraction points
- The controversial answer on: looking away vs looking to the camera
- 3 Best & worst Bumble profile text examples (ready for you to steal)
- #1 Method to attract your dream girl on Bumble
- And more Bumble profile tips for men…
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#1-3: The three most common photo mistakes
Get swiped right after learning the three most common Bumble photo mistakes that turn off the ladies.
Most guys underestimate the details that go into a good Bumble profile.
When I ask clients how they selected their Bumble photo album, the answer is almost always the same:
“I browsed through my tagged photos on Facebook and picked my favorites.”
Hardly a strategy for wooing the ladies.
Especially if this is the shot you end up with:
This is an old photo from a TextGod follower who I helped.
He’s now swimming in an ocean of matches, more on that later.
First, let’s point out the bad.
There are three things wrong with the above photo:
- No one is rocking the sophisticated neckbeard.
- I see wine instead of Mountain Dew.
- And most importantly, there are no fedoras in sight.
I honestly don’t know how my bro expects to wet any panties without class.
Nice Guy jokes aside, my student really did make three mistakes:
1. The quality is horrendous
If it wasn’t for the coffee table and wine glasses, I’d think this photo was shot inside Ted Bundy’s fapbunker.
The photo gives off seriously eerie vibes.
Although my buddy thought it looked tough and masculine.
Plus, the lack of light makes the image look grainy.
Which brings me to profile mistake number two.
2. Drinking in your photos
Unless you’re a party animal who wants to attract similar women, don’t use photos showing off booze.
Your photo album is an extension of your personality.
If you’re drinking in 1 out of 5 photos, women will think you spend 20% of your time drunk as a skunk.
If you think that’s a stretch, keep in mind that she doesn’t know you except for what your Bumble profile shows her.
So stay true to yourself.
3. Group photos
Group Photos have a place on Bumble, but not first place.
Your first photo is reserved for a photo where you can be INSTANTLY identified. And where you look your best.
In the above photo, my bro is slouching in a chair in the far right of the frame.
I shared the same three insights with my student.
He then shot this pantiedropping photo:
Doesn’t even look like the same guy. I’d almost reconsider my sexuality for this version of him..
- No poorly lit photos
- No booze, unless you’re a hoochmonkey
- No group photo as your FIRST photo
- Natural light is the best. (Google: ‘golden hour’)
- Replace your pisswater with personality enriching hobbies
- Have a clean headshot as your first photo
Read the Bumble profile tip and find out how to get more matches.
#4: Create an irresistible first photo
Get even more matches by using the next trick:
Join the marching band.
Shut up, nerd.
While joining the marching band will get you assaulted by flying panties, if panties mean tomatoes, I’m actually talking about…
The logic is simple:
Most people on Bumble use photos with muffled colors and don’t stand out.
See what I mean?
The girls don’t really pop out of the background.
(Because you’re a guy, you probably don’t care. We see a pretty girl, we swipe right. Women, however, are more picky.)
Here’s another example to drive my point home.
Meet Tom and Jane:
Both Tom and Jane have good first photos. (There are a few flaws to point out, but that’s for another time.)
But there’s one glaring difference:
Jane’s photo is much more eye-catching and pleasant to look at than Tom’s.
If Tom didn’t have dark hair and glasses, he’d disappear into the background.
Tom could attract more likes by switching up the background to something colorful.
And my gut tells me you could too.
Another Bumble profile tip…
#5: Keep your holiday pics in your photo album
Travel photos get more likes than normal, unless you do this…
If short-sleeved shirt wearing grandpas are doing it, it’s not cool.
Look, I get it.
You travel the world and you want to bring back some mementos.
Not including the miniature Eiffel Tower from Paris or the anal beads from Amsterdam.
Because let’s be honest, you can buy your necklace anywhere.
So pics or it didn’t happen!
And everyday, tourists take the same photos in the same pose.
Pinching the Statue of Liberty between their fingertips, meditating in front of the Taj Mahal, and rubbing my donger for good luck.
And frankly, it’s a turn off.
Because even though my standards are questionable, I still have to give consent.
Seriously though, kicking over the Tower of Pisa shows just how unoriginal and plebeian you are.
If you are going to make a photo of a tourist attraction, do it right.
Don’t stop, I’m bricking!
So either be hilarious or replace your clichéd holiday shots with photos that show off your personality.
For me that would mean standing in line at Starbucks wearing my ugg boots and going, “Ermahgerd. I’m literally dying.” I’m can’t help it, I’m white.
The next Bumble profile tip is often neglected.
#6: The secret of the most desired guys on Bumble
Create the ideal first profile photo by appealing to her natural instincts.
That’s right, bro, we’re talking Darwin here. Survival of the fittest. Being an alpha BEAST.
So show off your place at the top of the food chain.
Make a photo of yourself wrestling a gator. Or a shot of you using Tabasco for eye drops. Better still, a close-up of you opening the pickle jar WITHOUT assistance.
Actually, almost none of these shots are needed for your first profile picture.
Except for the close-up.
To be more specific, the solo waist-up pose.
The logic is simple: the aim of your first profile photo is to be identifiable and sexy.
Shooting a photo from the waist-up is the easiest way to achieve both.
The fact that the most desirable men on Bumble do the same is reason enough for you to follow suit.
Before you ring up your friend to do a photo shoot, try cropping an old pic.
Like my buddy, Popeye.
The only thing he’s cropped out of his life is the squat rack.
As the photo is now, it makes for a bad first picture.
But if we let Photoshop run its magic, or any other photo editing program, we get this:
Much better. Now nobody can see his chicken legs.
Popeye’s picture still leaves room for improvement.
The biggest no-no are his sunglasses.
A study by Tinder shows that wearing shades can reduce your odds of being liked by 12%.
That rejection rate would probably be way higher if men didn’t participate.
Women are much pickier.
Anyway, shooting the ideal photo involves keeping track of many DOs and DON’Ts.
Which is why I made the Dating Profile Checklist.
The ultimate collection of Bumble profile tips.
With the checklist, you can see all the profile pitfalls in a row and avoid them with ease.
And now, time for animal abuse!
#7: Exploit your pets
Use this tip as another step to get closer to the ultimate Bumble profile.
To power up your Bumble profile, pose with a pet.
A pooch instantly gives you +2 attraction points.
Why do the ladies melt for a photo of you with Old Yeller?
- Cats and dogs make you seem friendlier and chill.
- Having an animal in your photos screams RELATIONSHIP MATERIAL, because you are responsible and caring.
- A cute fluffy friend is a GREAT icebreaker for your Bumble match.
The best pet photo ever, if he didn’t wear sunglasses!
Don’t own a pet?
Go to out to your neighborhood park with your photographer friend and ask to pose with someone else’s doggo.
That’s what me and my buddy did when shooting the perfect profile picture.
Don’t take my word for it.
It’s on camera.
Check it out:
Now onto the greatest myth in online dating…
#8: Looking away or at the camera?
The definitive answer on what makes for the best headshot.
Read any articles on dating photography and 9 out of 10 times you’ll find the next nugget:
Don’t smile AND look away from the camera.
That piece of wisdom was the result of a 2010 study by OKCupid and is now accepted as part of the Ten Dating Commandments.
Almost nobody dares disagree with it.
But I do.
And not just because I’m a wisecracking smartass, but because the logic is simple:
The last roundup of the top 100 male Tinder profiles (I know this is a Bumble article, but the same principles apply) shows half the guys smiling in their first photo.
Then I scoured the internet for evidence and found a study by PhotoFeeler who used the EXACT same parameters as OKCupid.
The results were as expected:
Every researcher said Louis Farfields is a perfect male specimen.
There was no difference between smiling into the camera, or looking away from the camera.
Note: Looking into the camera like a sourpuss never works. Either smile toward the camera, or look away and do as you please.
What does this mean for you?
There is no magic photo that works for everyone.
What does work, is knowing your strengths and weaknesses.
I, for example, suck at smiling on command.
So whenever I get a bad Christmas gift, everyone can tell I’m faking.
Here’s what I mean:
That’s why I prefer to look away from the camera.
Just because you have the forced smile of a psychopath, doesn’t mean you can never show off your pearly whites.
It simply means you have to capture an authentic smile.
And here’s the trick:
– Throw back a small shot before the shoot to relax.
– Then simply talk to your photographer friend while he aims the camera at you and snaps a constant stream of photos, while he cracks jokes.
Eventually, you’ll laugh.
And if you camera(wo)man did a good job, you’ve got your Bumble photo.
With the irresistible photo out of the way, we go to the next Bumble profile tip.
#9: Three Bumble profile texts for the taking
Get even more matches by stealing a Bumble profile text that’s proven to get you dates.
Where you also waiting for a punchline?
I honestly thought Jeff was setting me up for a knee-slapper.
Turns out, no.
Jeff is exactly as he describes himself.
I admire his “I don’t give a f#$%”-attitude.
But for you, my dear reader, don’t do as Jeff. Unless you never want to lie with a woman again.
As a matter of fact, don’t do as the next few guys.
The Bumble bios you do NOT want to copy
1. The douchey
Is that you, Scrooge McDuck?
2. The overselling data analyst
Hey, Jared. You forgot your credit card number.
3. The transformer
I know it’s not a bio, but c’mon…
4. The virgin
If you don’t put in any effort, she won’t either.
The bios that get you swiped right
Before I show you the profiles texts that work, a brief PSA.
Unlike the average guy, the average gal can easily get laid.
So a woman’s goal is not sex, but finding a quality partner.
Whether that’s a fuckbudy or a boyfriend.
That means a woman is searching for attractive male qualities:
Confidence, humor, and possession of a body pillow.
It’s your job to SHOW her that you have attractive male qualities.
As opposed to TELLING you have them.
Instead of saying “I’m funny”, write a joke.
Like, “I’m the Casanova of lazy romance analogies.”
Let’s get into the good.
1. The naughty
This bro is a man of culture.
2. The well-read
I’m gill-ty of liking this bio.
3. The freaky-deaky
A bio of my own design.
These Bumble profile texts are enough to make you stand out.
If you want 12 more, check out my Best Bumble Bio For Guys article.
If you want her to send something else than “Hey”, help her out.
Give her an idea.
Add, “Ask me about my hidden talent” to your bio and see what happens
That brings us to the final Bumble profile tip.
#10: Stand out from the crowd
Make it easier to be found by your dream girl with the next tip.
Bumble Move Makers.
The idea is simple.
To reveal more about yourself, Bumble created about 40 prompts for you to answer.
“We’ll get along if…”
“My perfect Sunday…”
You get to answer a maximum of three.
And you only have 120 characters per answer.
Here’s the most important part:
You can’t just pick three prompts at random, because not all Move Makers attract women.
Some repel them.
Many men, for example, like to pick the easiest Move Makers.
“Beach or mountains.”
And then give the shortest possible answer, “Beach.”
Not only does a single word barely give her any insight into your personality.
She’s read that same answer a million times.
So you want to be strategic about your questions and give an unpredictable answer.
Even if we use the relatively dull question of “beach or mountains”, we can come up with something fun:
“Beach. Because people look at me funny when I rock speedos in the mountains.”
That quip alone will get you sexy points from the ladies.
But you don’t want to attract any lady. You want to attract your dream girl.
So you want to step into her mind, John Malkovich-style, and figure out what she finds important.
Fitness, diet, humor, career, travel, music, video games, family. You name it.
Once you got it, you pick the prompt that lets you show off that quality.
The Move Makers that most easily showcase your qualities and interests are:
“Two truths and a lie.”
- I swam with venomous octopi
- I broke my foot dancing
- Half the girls I crush on are lesbians
“My dream dinner guest is…”
- Gordon Ramsey. A free 5-star meal AND entertainment? Sold. “My gran could do a better job chopping onions than you, Louis. And she’s dead!”
“If I were famous, it’d be for…”
- The world record for most repeated views of Lion King in one sitting.
Feel free to pick other prompts, if you see others you like better.
Just avoid the negative ones like, “My pet peeve…”
Unless you want to bond with your match over your shared hatred.
That almost marks the end of the Best 10 Bumble Profile Tips.
Before I sign off, I have something for you.
Now that almost every aspect of your Bumble dating profile is on point…
- And Move Makers.
You’ll get lots of matches.
To guarantee your matches won’t go to waste, you want to send the right texts.
- Interesting openers.
- Funny answers to boring questions.
- Asking her out without sounding desperate.
- Lines to playfully tease her.
- And so on.
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