8 Things that Make me Swipe Left on Tinder

When it comes to Tinder, I look at someone's profile for maybe 4 seconds before swiping left or right.  That may not seem like enough time, but it's the perfect amount of time for me to absorb information via pictures and a bio, and then make a quick decision.  Lately, I've noticed several trends among guys on Tinder that will make me automatically swipe left.

1. The group picture

Or even worse: multiple group pictures.  I feel like I'm on a scavenger hunt to figure out which same face appears in each group picture.  It's like a game of Where's Waldo that I don't have the patience for.

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2. The flexing picture 

Who do you think you are, Mike The Situation?  This one makes your profile look like a literal Jersey Shore audition.  It also screams Major D-Bag Alert loud and clear.

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3. Pixelated or blurry pictures

Rule of thumb: if your picture looks like it was taken with an iPod Nano, don't use it.

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4. Height in the bio

Guys over 6-foot love to brag about their height like they're some rare and precious entity who can solve all of your problems.  It's like every inch over 6-foot serves as a mini ego boost.  (This is nothing against tall people, I just don't understand why tall guys act like their height is a skill that belongs on a résumé). 

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5. Snapchat filters 

Just because I love dogs does not mean that I want to see the Snapchat dog filter on 60% of the guys I see on Tinder.

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6. A terrible bio

Here is a real Tinder bio that I came across earlier this week: "Vape god with a big rod pls text me I'm lonely."  I should not have to explain why this is a terrible bio.

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7. Only having one picture

GIVE ME MORE TO WORK WITH THAN JUST ONE SELFIE WHERE HALF OF YOUR FACE IS CROPPED OUT.  Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

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8. Anything misogynistic in the bio

It amazes me how many guys have a sexist joke in their bio.  Come on, it's 2018.  Who would want to match with someone who doesn't respect women?  This one is an automatic swipe-left for me.

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In conclusion, if you're using the beloved app of Tinder to look for Mr. Right, consider using this list as some guidelines for criteria of what warrants a swipe-left.  And if you're looking to be someone's Mr. Right, consider not doing the things listed above.  Chances are you'll get more matches.

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