Best Profile Pictures for Tinder – How to get the Shot (+7 Tips)

Are you getting less than 5-10 likes/day?

“How to make a good tinder profile pictures for guys?” We often hear..

The art of creating the good high quality first profile picture is not that hard to master, and yet so many people get it wrong!!

Luckily, we are here to help you create a great main profile picture!

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Example of good vs Bad photos


Choosing your Main picture

The main picture should be all about YOU. We often hear:

“I don’t have any pictures of only me!” or

”I don’t like taking selfies!”.

We won’t catch any fish in the sea like that.

Grab your iPhone or camera

To draw attention to the subject, we suggest using an iPhone or DSLR with a wide aperture.

However, these days, iPhone cameras will definitely get the job done and they even come with a background blurring option!

Have it ready when you are going out on an activity

This way, the focus is on you and not the background. Moreover, this can also be done with an editor like Photoshop but is slightly more time consuming to make it look more professional.

In the picture below, we see a before and after photo of what we want to create.


Taking Tinder photo’s doing activities

If you don’t have a camera that can take blurry picture, a photo of you doing activities will also do!

This way, other people swiping on you can imagine seeing themselves doing the activities with you!

Use At Least 3 Profile Pictures

As indicated by a review including Tinder clients in New York, men whose Tinder profiles contained 3 photographs rather than only one got more than 5x the matches.

Outfit and grooming are key

Focus on wearing a nice shirt and stay away from shirtless pictures. Try and wear new or dry-cleaned clothes.. No faded polo shirts!

Make sure your beard is neaten up or go clean-shaven.

The essentials of having a good background

Avoid backgrounds that are distracting and unattractive. You will lose people’s attention if you don’t very fast.

Choosing a simple background or blurry background is key.

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Avoid Tinder shots with people of opposite sex

Visitors of your profile often have three seconds to make a decision. They don’t want to be spending time on investigating if that’s your girlfriend or not!

So, instead of using a lot of group pictures focus on adding pictures of only you doing an activity outside for example.

Now that you have learned some hacks on how to make a good profile picture..

Tinder will reward you by increasing your rating due to adding some high quality pictures which most people don’t have!

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