In the picture above we can see that the subject is fully in focus and the colors are warm and inviting. Which one would you rather swipe to?
Algorithm picture Case study #1
In the beginning of this year we conducted a case study using the photo’s we showed above.
We made one profile using the old picture as the main profile picture and one profile with the new main profile picture.
In the graph down below we can see the total amount of likes (using the gold account) the old profile gained in a case study in February 2021. We can see a slight bump around 14 February due to Valentines day.
Obviously the total amount of likes for our first profile was quite low as expected!
Note: Location: Amsterdam. Tinder Gold account (paid) subscription was used.
Moreover, we wanted to know how the new profile will perform with two new pictures.
The main profile picture was the one with a nice blurry background. The second photo was a fun photo at the beach.
We kept the third profile picture with a friend.
Instantly, we see a huge improvements, as seen in the graph below! Again, a significant bump around the 14th of February took place in the number of likes.due to Valentine’s day as expected.
Note: Location: Brussels. Tinder Gold account (paid) subscription.
Tinder even has an option to select the most attractive picture to show for you. Tinder published in article that they don’t store a person’s features such as skin and hair color. They do however store swipe behaviour.
If you like a specific type of women or men, Tinder will store that information so you are more likely to be shown to a similar people with the same features. This is possible due to the fact that Tinder store’s people in similar groups, for instance: men who swipe right on particular woman who happens to have blond hair.
How to Hack the Tinder Algorithm
We have seen what the scoring system of Tinder is all about. Now, it’s time to go through some hacks on how to effectively gain tons of likes by increasing these variables that effect the algorithm!
Tinder Hack 1: Tinder Location, location, location
Firstly, changing your location will effectively reset you score. Using the passport feature tinder provides can be one option.
However, we recommend using a 3rd party such as Itools for Iphone to actually change the GPS of your phone.
This way, you will reset the algorithm and you will be shown to everyone again. Furthermore, another benefit of using a 3rd party app is that tinder users will see the distance the 3rd party tool generated to them and not your actual location.
Finally, when travelling out of town this can come in very handy to have your location constantly fixed.
Change your location once every 2 weeks to reset the score
Algorithm Tinder Hack 2: Upgrade you Tinder Photos
Secondly, having clear high definition photos is a must if you want to see any kind of results. You should have between 3-5 pictures with your main picture being a good portrait shot of your face.
In our guide of the perfect tinder photos we explain how to get the best pictures for the best results.
Here you will find our detailed post explaining step by step on how to take the perfect profile pictures and get tons of likes!
Tip: Updating your photo’s with high quality images will boost your results by more than 200%.
Algorithm Tinder Hack 3: Tinder Messaging behaviour
Thirdly, Tinder detects suspicious messaging behaviour. Clearly, using an like an auto-liker will definitely increase the chances that you might get banned or shadow banned (see here for the top 5 symptoms of being shadow banned and how to fix it).
Messaging people as soon as you match and replying on time definitely will help you improve your score!
You Can’t Go Wrong with Being Funny
Sharing a laugh is an excellent way to establish a bond with someone. A funny icebreaker will ensure your match thinks you are a cool and positive person.
The problem is that it’s hard to find a funny phrase while ensuring it’s unique.
You can find a random pick-up line or joke and use it. However, it’s much better if you intrigue the person’s attention. Here is an excellent example of a funny icebreaker:
“Options: kill, marry, and sleep with. Choices: Cristiano Ronaldo, me, Elon Musk.”
Tip: Make sure you respond on time. After 3/4 sentences ask for her/his number and set up a date!
The girl you are writing to might answer “kill” or even “I don’t know, wouldn’t like to offend you.” The former is a better option, but if you get something like the second reply, use this answer:
“I expected you to say kill me, that’s alright. But if you are going to take me out, at least let me take you out first.”
This version is both cheeky, funny, and a great icebreaker. From there, you can use a person’s interest to continue the conversation.
Ask the Right Question
Question icebreakers are great because they get you straight into the conversation.
Avoid yes or no questions since you won’t know where to go from that. Also, try not to be too generic.
Here is some inspiration you might use:
- Do you prefer whisky, coffee, or tea?
- How can someone make you uninstall this app?
- What’s in your fridge right now?
- Where’d you spend a three-day weekend?
Is It Better to Send a Tinder GIF or Emoji?
While an emoji might be cool, GIFs allow more creativity. The statistics even show that they can boost the response rate by 30%.
You can browse your match’s interest and use a suitable GIF. For example, if they like Friends, sending the GIF of Joey saying “how you doing” is an obvious choice.
Ultimately, it comes down to being original and expressing the right emotion. Whether you try to be funny or polite, try to make your icebreaker personal.
Accessing the Tinder profile of your match can help you to come up with the right line. And feel free to get creative as long as you remain unique and ensure you are conveying the right message!
Algorithm Tinder Hack 4: Make use of smart photo’s
This one is very much overseen by the majority of people. Tinder will select your best photo to be shown first. This can be a huge advantage to welcome people to see your profile with a strongest picture first based on Tinder’s software.
To conclude, with the above steps, we have answered the question ”how does the tinder algorithm work”?