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10 Tinder Tips for Women

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5. Don't take yourself too seriously.

When you get right down to it, the premise of Tinder is borderline ridiculous. You're literally swiping away people whom you're not interested in based on a short paragraph and a few photos. There's just no reason to treat it like life and death -- or act like you're so much better than everyone else on there. If you have fun and joke around with guys, you're going to have a way more enjoyable Tinder experience, and you'll probably find yourself to be a lot luckier with the guys you get matched with as well. No one wants a cranky date, so don't come off as one in your profile.

4. Don't post photos with other guys.

This should probably be obvious, but if you have a bunch of photos with other guys, then it's going to look like you're either in a relationship or just like to sleep around a lot. We're not saying you can't have any photos with your brothers or male friends or something, but make sure the photo makes it pretty clear that you're not with the person. You wouldn't want to see photos of us with some random chick, would you? Also, probably 99 percent of girls who post a bunch of pictures with dudes and justify it with "all my friends are guys" are either lying or insane, so it's just safer to count them out.

3. Do have yourself in the main photo.

We understand that you're trying to show us how spiritual and white you are by posting a quote from Gandhi with an infinity symbol as one of your Tinder photos, and we've learned to accept that as part of the package. No matter how inspirational or motivational the positive quote written on the side of your pumpkin spice latte might be, the point of Tinder is to see what you look like, so include yourself alongside the Starbucks cup. Guys will pretend to care about the quote you post, just don't make it your primary photo.

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Josh Chesler
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