Joining Tinder is easy. Maybe even a bit too easy. Not only you'll find out that you haven’t updated your Facebook albums in a long time, and that the most recent representable picture of you was taken back in 2012. But you join anyway – the pics can be changed later. I recommend that you give the visuals a long thought, before you join since this is the only information you can give about yourself – and it’s crucial.

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Look good – but not too good: Your pic should, of course, be representable but make sure you don’t look better than you would do on a casual date. You don’t want to disappoint your date so don’t show something you’re not.


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Don’t be shy: You’re supposed to show yourself off and therefore shades are a definite no no. Avoid pics with you and your 10 friends as well since it’s impossible to tell who’s the main figure.


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Add a whole body pic. That gives the viewer a hint of your height. For some people, height is crucial, e.g. guys that are less tall and prefer petite women.


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Be personal: Try to reveal something about your interests with an interesting background or item. It’s good to give a sneak peak of your life, but remember to remain a bit mysterious as well ;)


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Flirting around with others doesn’t turn anyone on. You don’t impress a potential future boyfriend/girlfriend by showing how popular you are among the same or opposite sex. It’s all about you now, not about your friends, or your fan club.


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Sugarcoating your life. It’s nice with beach pics where you’re all tanned and fresh but unless you’re a professional surfer, or a beach bum, there should also be other, more realistic pics.


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Alcohol and smoking. Smoking is so last season and you never look good drunk. Even if you had the best time of your life when that actual party picture was shot.


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Wedding portraits or old couple pictures. We all have a past, but Tinder is not the right place to reveal it. If you show your wedding pictures, you might find it hard to connect with others.


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