5 Biggest Tinder Mistakes Guys Make

Tinder has completely changed the game when it comes to meeting people in your local area (especially if you’re looking for something a little less than serious), but that doesn’t mean that most guys are using it to the best of their abilities.

In fact, if we’re being honest, the reality is that most guys are BLOWING IT when it comes to Tinder – all without realizing it – and then they wonder why they aren’t getting any matches.

It’s a real nightmare.

Thankfully though, it doesn’t have to be a barren wasteland of matchless experiences anymore. All you have to do is commit to STOP makings these 5 major Tinder mistakes, and your odds of grabbing matches – and making dates – with more women on the app go through the roof.

Just use this inside information below and you’ll be able to supercharge your results.

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You’re gonna need to add a couple more pictures

Women universally say that they skip right over ANY guy on Tinder that has less than 3 pictures on the app. Believe it or not, some girls are coming across profiles that have one (and usually not a very good one) pic that guys are banking everything on.

It’s a disaster.

Bathroom selfies are a no go

At the same time, you don’t want to flood your Tinder profile with a bunch of bathroom selfies. 

For reason that are completely effortless to understand, most girls aren’t all that pumped to match with guys that have nothing but bathroom selfies on their app.

Keep it simple, stupid

Unless you’re actually a male model (and we don’t just mean good looking – we mean unless you get a paycheck for having your picture taken) you don’t want to go overboard with the filters, angles, and weird lighting that a lot of girls are going for.

It comes off weird, it comes off desperate, and it comes off as unattractive.

Not exactly what you’re going for, right?

Stay away from giants and dwarves

Regardless of where you fall on the height spectrum, you aren’t doing yourself any favors if your pictures have you with a bunch of people that are either A LOT taller than you or A LOT shorter than you.

You’ll come off as an oddball (and not in a cool, suave, Jeff Goldblum kind of way) and it will shoot your chances in the foot. Be honest about your height for sure, but make sure that your first impression isn’t shocking.

Keep the “private pics” in your pocket

There’s NOTHING that will kill your chances of success on Tinder faster than firing over unsolicited “private pics”. 


This probably shouldn’t have to be said (good old fashion common sense would tell most that a complete stranger probably wouldn’t love to find a random pic of some strange junk on their phone out of nowhere), but guys do this stuff ALL THE TIME.

Cut it out of your repertoire just as soon as humanly possible. 

It’s a bad look, it’s not attractive, and you might find that picture sent around to some of your “friends in common” if you’re particularly unlucky.