The Tinder world is one where first impressions make the biggest difference. Compared to talking up a woman in a public place where you might have a few minutes to win her over, judgements on Tinder are made within seconds. As a man, you need to make sure you are always putting your best foot forward in order to capture the attention of potential matches.
While having great photos is incredibly important, your Tinder bio is equally important. If she likes your photos, she will take the time to read your bio. If your bio is terrible, many women will left swipe you, regardless if she thought you looked good.
Because men are visual creatures, women can get away with just throwing some cute pictures up and having little to nothing in their bio. Men don't get off that easy. You need a bio that piques their interest and makes them want to get to know you a little bit more.
This guide will show you how to write a good bio with several different examples. You should read all of these and decide which bio style best fits your personality. Make sure that you don't just copy one of these examples word for word. Reword your bio slightly and make it unique to you.
Remember, you don't need to go with just one of these bio examples. You should combine two or three of your favorites.
#1. List Your Random Skills
Listing random skills can be a funny way to introduce yourself in your bio. Because your random skill can be something that is a little more absurd, it also works as a strong pattern interrupt. This means they will notice how you're a little different than most guys on Tinder and will take a little longer to consider swiping right.
Make sure that the random skill you list is a bit funny, adorable, or shows another positive quality. While a bit of absurdity can be great, you don't want to risk coming off as too weird right out of the gate. The goal here is that you want them to playfully ask more about the skill you listed.
I can pack the perfect snowball for an epic snowball fight.
The example James has here is great. Joking about snowballs comes off as playful and fun. For bonus points, your opening comment to your matches can be a joke about how the neighborhood kids have taken over your town and you need her help to free the people with her epic snowball throwing skills.
I am a compulsive cord management expert. A photograph of the back of my TV currently hangs in the Museum of Modern Art.
One thing women hate is a man that has a dirty house. What's interesting about this bio is that because you joke about your obsessive cord management skills, women can infer that you are a guy who tends to keep a tidy place in general.
If Michael only said that they are a compulsive cord management expert and left it at that, it can actually come off as boring and too serious. That is why it was a good idea to add the additional joke about a photo of his cordage skills being a famous work of art.
My secret superpower is that I can always find a close parking space right away, regardless of how crowded the the parking lot is.
Everyone can relate to being in a large crowded parking lot and taking forever to find a place to park. Joking about this is a great way to get a girl to start sharing her frustration about running into this problem all of the time.
I have the uncanny ability to plug in my USB cord the right way on the first try.
Just like the joke above about the parking lot spaces, this joke is making fun of something that is a common frustration. It's also a little absurd to talk about this as being one of your strong points. By jokingly being overconfident about a pointless skill instead of something real, it can actually come off as both humble and endearing.
I was bit by a radioactive spider as a teenager and now I have the ability to pay for my expensive medical treatments.
This is a funny example due to the unexpected punchline of the joke. It also demonstrates that this doesn't need to be something you actually known how to do.
Whatever example you come up with for your random skill, make sure it is:
#2. Ask A Would You Rather Question
Would you rather questions have been around for a long time. They are also quite popular on Tinder. There is a reason for this: they work.
Not only can a would you rather question show a more playful side of you, but it doesn't necessarily need to be playful. It can be a bit more of a thought-provoking question too.
Regardless if you go with a playful or a more serious would you rather question, putting one in your Tinder bio makes it more likely for her to swipe right so that she can answer the question. Because you asked a question like this, you're also more likely that she will immediately message you with her answer after you match.
Would you rather have the ability to feel completely restful after just one hour of sleep or have the ability to eat anything you want and never worry about getting fat?
This is a great question Ryan had because it is light and fun. Both of the topics in this example are things that people would love. Some women might have busy lives and not get enough sleep. Others might love food but have to watch what they eat.
Would you rather be able to be able to talk with all animals or be able to speak every language on Earth?
How a woman answers this question could tell you a lot about them. Someone who wants to be able to speak with animals is likely an animal lover and you can ask her if she has pets or if she had pets growing up. If she wants to speak every language, she might be interested in world travel and you can have a conversation of places she wants to visit.
You may even get some clever women who respond by telling you that humans are technically animals, so by choosing talk with all animals you'd also be able to speak every language. It's probably best to consider marrying this woman.
Would you rather marry a perfect 10 with an awful personality, or a 5 with the best personality in the world?
Regardless of how a woman reacts to this, make sure you keep it playful. If a woman teases you by asking if you're the 5 with the best personality, you can use a bit of self-deprecating humor and say something like "I'm a 2 with no personality, why on Earth did you swipe right?!" It shows a lot of personality while also demonstrating you're not too sensitive when it comes to a bit of good-natured ribbing.
Would you rather have your perfect dream house for free but it is in the town you grew up in or would you rather travel the world for free for 10 years.
This one is thought-provoking while still keeping from being too serious. You can learn a lot from a woman based on the way that she responds to your bio's would you rather question. If she chooses the house, she might actually love her hometown and is interested in settling down soon. If she chooses the traveling, she probably isn't too quick to settle and wants more adventure in her life.
Keep in mind, this last example also shows how you can help filter out women that might be better for you. You might want to meet someone that can match your desire for adventure. On the other hand, you can be focused on finding someone who might want to settle down within a few years.
Would you rather have eyes that change color every day when you wake up, or hair that changes color every time you wash it?
This is just a fun question and keeps conversation very light. By starting with light conversation, it's more inviting to a lot of women that are a little nervous when talking with new people.
When coming up with a would you rather question, make sure it is:
#3. Share Your Unpopular Opinions
One interesting way to write your Tinder bio is to share your unpopular opinions. Compared to all of the examples above, this can be a bit more provocative. If you're the kind of person that doesn't shy away from a bit of playful debate, sharing your unpopular opinions might fit your personality.
Keep in mind that it is probably a good idea to steer away from some of the super sensitive topics that are out there. Your goal here is to be a bit provocative and bold, it's not to become the most hated man on Tinder.
Try to come up with some popular opinions that you already know that some people secretly already agree with. These will be things that it's not popular to share, but you kind of know a lot of people feel the same way. This will make sure your bio still appeals to a wide amount of women.
Not only will sharing unpopular opinions be provocative, but it also shows that you're confident and are the kind of man that is comfortable speaking his mind. Just don't get too serious. Like most Tinder bio examples, it's good to keep things playful.
Unpopular opinion: Cats are completely overrated and useless pets. I dare you to change my mind.
This opinion is guaranteed to win over dog lovers almost instantly. It's an easy win. However, this bio can also intrigue cat lovers. Many cat lovers will jump at the chance to argue about this with you and show you how wrong you are by introducing you to their cat. By adding the dare to change your mind, it's a challenge and call to action that makes a swipe right more likely.
Unpopular opinion: Jim and Pam are the secret villains of The Office.
This bio is perfect because it instantly will get fans of the show to inquire what you mean by that. Of course, you'll need to have your argument ready and point out their manipulation and bullying of the rest of the office. Keep things playful and fun. You don't want to make enemies by going too far attacking these beloved characters!
Unpopular opinion: People who don't play any video games secretly hate their lives.
This can be a bit polarizing. If you're a big gamer and want to meet a woman that shares some of your passion for games, it works great. However, keep in mind that this question can turn away a lot of women that aren't interested in dating a guy who games a lot. Be aware which women you can be filtering out with your bio.
Unpopular opinion: Your baby isn't actually that cute.
This is a fun one because it's likely an opinion many people without kids actually agree with. You can expect a woman to share in your annoyance with people who post 200 photos of their baby on Facebook. If you want to avoid matching with women that already have children, this is a subtle way to filter them out.
Unpopular opinion: Introverts are better than extroverts.
Something polarizing like saying introverts are better than extroverts can definitely spark a quick debate by any outgoing extroverts. If you keep things light and fun, it can be a great way for opposites to attract. Conversely, introverts will happily agree with your statement.
When coming up with your own unpopular opinions, always keep in mind what kind of people will actually be outraged with your opinion. Often, these are people you might want to avoid anyway, so your bio will help you dodge many bullets. A bio where you list funny unpopular opinions can help you find a woman that truly has a good sense of humor.
You don't need to write just one unpopular opinion. You can list two or three of them. When you are coming up with them, make sure they are:
#4. List Your Favorite Things
While listing your favorite things can certainly feel like a really cliché thing to do, it is actually quite useful. Not only will it make it easy for women to find things that they have in common with you, but some of your favorite things can come off as interesting new things that they want to try.
The trick to writing a good list of your favorite things is to actually dig really deep and get specific. If you all of your favorite things are too much on the surface, it will make you look plain and boring. You don't want to sound like the same kind of person who likes food, music, and long walks on the beach.
If you like food, get specific with some less common food that you like. If you like music, talk about a specific genre or band that gets you moving. If you like long walks on the beach... well just don't say that one. Ever.
Childish Gambino, haunted houses, pineapple upside down cake, Bo Burnham, sashimi, Overwatch.
Jared starts by listing Childish Gambino to show off his specific musical tastes. Both foods he lists are very specific and interesting compared to just saying he likes cake and sushi. Overwatch is good to add if you're looking for a gamer girl of your own. Going to haunted houses is great to add if Halloween is coming up. It can be suggested as a first date.
Film festival enthusiast, mint chocolate chip ice cream expert, amateur Jeopardy viewer.
The way Brad has worded his list as professions or accomplishments is a fun way to structure your list. Brad shows simple things in an interesting way. He shares his love for movies and a specific flavor of ice cream. This is great first date material. By mentioning Jeopardy, he'll likely attract women that are a bit more intellectual.
Things I love: Long road trips with Spotify set to shuffle. Finding amazing, little-known restaurants that make epic food. Pretty girls that laugh at my dumb jokes.
Not only has Holden listed three great things that are both charming and interesting, but he has also chosen three things that a woman can easily see themselves being part of. Anytime you can get a woman to picture herself enjoying an activity with you, you're more likely to get that right swipe.
Food: Thai food, Cajun food, New York-style pizza. Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Anything by Quentin Tarantino, all things Marvel. Music: Just about everything except country.
Alex uses his list to cover a wide selection of interests. He mixes in some more adventurous choices with safer things that everyone likes. When it comes to music, he shows he is open to a lot, but by condemning country music he might start a friendly debate with a country-loving girl.
I like three things: Long-running inside jokes, brand new bed sheets, Christmas morning, and overdelivering on lists.
This example shows some fun personality. It also just lists some things everyone is fond of. The overdelivering on lists is almost a metajoke that some women will really appreciate.
When listing interests keep these things in mind:
#5. List Your Pros and Cons
If you want to really catch someone's attention with a fun bio, try listing both your pros and your cons. This can be a bit tricky to do properly, but if done right, it will show a lot of personality, make women laugh, and get them excited to talk with you.
For your pros, you want to keep things subtle and not come off as arrogant about anything real. In contrasts, if one of your pros is a dumb joke about something not very impressive, acting a bit arrogant about it can be hilarious.
For your cons, this is the time to poke a little bit of fun at yourself. The trick here is that you want to still be playful. You're not actually listing your deepest, darkest flaws. You don't want to guarantee you only get left swipes.
Pros: I absolutely love my dog.
Cons: I'm 10 times more likely to spoon with my dog than I am with you.
Scott has a great pros and cons list. Not only does it show he is caring and loving towards animals, he also makes a funny joke while getting the girl to think about spooning with him.
Pros: Enjoy trivia games. Love singing and karaoke. Can handle very spicy food.
Cons: Lose at trivia games regularly. Completely tone-deaf when singing. Greatly exaggerated my ability to handle spicy food.
This is a great example of being a fun-loving person while also being slightly self-deprecating. It shows a lot of personality. Like many previous examples, it also lets women picture themselves enjoying these activities with you.
Pros: Makes the world's greatest sandwich.
Cons: Only knows how to make sandwiches.
This one is simple and fun. If you're a guy who can't cook, this is a fun way to share this while also temping a girl with your world famous epic sandwich making skills. If a girl matches with you, you can jokingly start the conversation with something like "What is your favorite sandwich and why is it pastrami on rye?"
Pros: Binge-watching TV series expert.
Cons: Binge-watching TV series expert.
Rory's pro and con being the exact same thing is comedy gold. Everyone has enjoyed binge-watching shows from time to time. Everyone has also regretted binge-watching shows from time to time. As a bonus, women can easily see themselves binging a new series with you.
Pros: Obsessive about keeping a clean apartment. Makes great guacamole. Can quote movies better than most.
Cons: Constantly need to buy cleaning supplies. Doesn't like to share my guacamole. Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
While the cons don't necessarily have to be a direct joke that reflects the pros like this, it often makes things funnier.
For your pros and cons, you can focus on one or list a few different ones.
When writing this, make sure to keep these:
#6. I Have Always Known/I Am Still Surprised
This format is very versatile. You can use this method of sharing information to be funny, self-deprecating, or even show your sincerity. Regardless of how you use it, it's important that your "I am still surprised" matches your "I have always known."
I have always known that snowboarding would be a life-long hobby of mine. I'm still surprised how often I slip and fall on my ass while doing so.
This example of the "always known/still surprised" format shows off your adventurous side and yet again demonstrates an activity a woman can see herself doing with you. The second part shows that you are humble and that a woman doesn't need to be intimidated if she is inexperienced with this kind of activity.
I have always known that I love meeting interesting people and hearing their stories. I'm still surprised and humbled by all of the fascinating people I've met around the world.
This is a great example of how to be sincere. It shows a great interest in people and is perfect if you are the kind of person that prefers to listen more than talk about yourself. It also hints that you are worldly and have an adventurous side with your travels.
I have always known that I am a bad cook. I am still surprised I manage to properly pour a bowl of cereal. Need culinary teacher ASAP.
This is a funny version of the format that works best with younger guys. You can humorously admit your lack of culinary skill while also giving a women who know how to cook a chance to show off.
I have always known that the secret to a happy life is being grateful. I am still surprised by how generous and kind the average person actually is.
This is another one that nails being sincere. Not only does William have a great outlook on life that women can appreciate, but he is more likely to be matched with women that share this view.
I have always known that I wanted to be a professional photographer. I am still surprised that people actually pay me to do something that I love.
This is great if you have an interesting profession and helps your passion show through.
When using this format, just focus on being funny or sincere. Using a combination can be a bit confusing and not feel as genuine. Also, if you are writing a sincere bio, make sure it is actually true. If you are being dishonest, even if women swipe right on you, it will cause you a lot of trouble.
When using this format, make sure you are:
#7. Two Truths and One Lie
This is a really fun game to play with your bio. The goal here is to write two truths and a lie. You then encourage women to guess which one is the lie.
What's amazing about this style of Tinder bio is that simply wanting to play the game makes more women likely to swipe right on your profile. With the huge competition that men have on Tinder, every little tool can help.
When writing this, make sure to keep things fun and light. You don't need to be divulging dark secrets to strangers on Tinder. That being said, if you have something very unique and interesting about you, this can be a great way to get a woman to ask more about it.
Another approach is to have three things that all sound absurd. The interest of the women will be piqued just to know which two of these absurd things are actually true.
Two truths and a lie: A dolphin bit me when I was snorkeling in Hawaii. I was once mistaken for a restaurant worker, took the table's order, then gave it to the kitchen. My dog is a famous meme.
This is a great, lighthearted and fun way to play the game. The thing that Andre did well here is that each of these have a great story behind them. So whichever are the true statements will be an easy way to start a conversation with a woman.
Two truths and a lie: I am a champion pie eater. I am related to a cast member of Friends. I love lamp.
Eric's approach is interesting because the third statement isn't even a truth or a lie, it's a quote from a famous comedic movie. Women who catch that quote might respond with the following line in the film.
Also, saying you are related to a cast member of a beloved sitcom like Friends, even if it is the lie, is sure to get a lot of people interested just to see if that is true.
Two truths and a lie: I was a child actor and played a main character in a famous movie. I started my first business when I was 13. I own every over 1000 movies on blu-ray.
The child actor one will instantly get people interested if this is true or not. The first business is great if you're someone who currently owns their own business. As for the blu-ray collection, a woman could easily see herself going through your collection to pick out what to watch with you.
Two truths and a lie: I have traveled to over 40 countries. I am fluent in 4 languages. I have climbed 9 mountains.
This is great for someone who is adventurous. What's interesting here is that even if one of these is a lie, the other two are still incredibly impressive. If you are going to go this route, you need to make sure all three are impressive, but still believable.
Two truths and a lie: I was born on Christmas. I have 12 siblings. I just installed Tinder for the first time today.
This one is short and sweet. It's simple but still sure to get their attention, especially the last statement.
When using this format of two truths and a lie, take some time to really think about interesting things from your life. Write a long list of things that are real accomplishments or funny stories that actually happened to you. Then write a list of fake ones. Choose the two best from the first list and one from the second.
When writing these make sure that your statements are: