How to get more matches on dating apps

Dating apps play a major role in modern romance, with one in three Americans reporting that they’ve used a dating website or app at some point. That means there are plenty of people using dating apps – it’s just a matter of finding them.

In this post, we’ll explain how you can maximize your success on dating apps and set yourself up for more matches.


Here are 5 ways to get more matches on dating apps

1.      Try to use your dating apps in the evening

When it comes to dating apps, a little strategy can go a long way.

The easiest way to set yourself up for success is to use the apps when other people are also likely to be on their apps.

That means spending time on the apps in the evenings when people are likely done working for the day and relaxing at home.

2.      Be clear about what you want

No one likes to feel like they’re wasting their time with a person whose goals for dating don’t align with their own intentions. Much of that can be avoided altogether by stating what you want at the start.

Don’t be afraid to state what you’re looking for out of your dating experience right in your bio or early on in a conversation. Sure, your goals may scare a few people away, but you’re likely to attract more people who share the same goals as you.

3.      Fill your dating app profile out all the way

We get that writing a compelling personal bio and sharing details about your life and interests to a bunch of strangers is a little strange, but that’s what you need to do on dating apps.

Imagine you only have 30 seconds to introduce yourself to someone in an elevator. What would you tell them? That 30-second intro is all you need for your dating app.

Don’t worry if you’re not a great writer – use bullet points to list the things you’re passionate about instead of writing paragraphs.

4.      Be smart about the photos you share

The photos you share on dating apps are how you make your first impression on potential matches, so choose those pics wisely.

Make sure your photos were taken recently and clearly show your face. Try to include a variety of photos that give a look into your life and personality.

5.      Leave your insecurities at the door

We’ve all stumbled upon someone on a dating app who’s just so gorgeous or smart that they seem way out of our league. You might even decide not to match with them, assuming that they’d never be interested anyway.

Let’s all agree to stop doing that right now.

Researchers who study dating are finding that people aren’t as interested in physical attractiveness as they used to be even a few years ago. In fact, only 78% of respondents to a 2021 Match survey said they wanted to find someone who they found physically attractive – down from 90% of respondents in 2020.