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3 Main Tinder Profile Pics Guys Must Have to Get More Matches

Updated: Apr 24

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In online dating, your main profile picture is the most important one because it potential matches don't like that one, they won't even look at the rest. While there's no one-size-fits-all formula for the perfect profile pic, there are three types of photos that consistently stand out and attract more matches.

Let's check out each of them:


1. Portrait / Half Body Shot:

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The portrait or half-body shot is a great choice for the first Tinder profile picture. It allows potential matches to see your face clearly and know quickly what you look like. When choosing a portrait shot, opt for one where you're smiling genuinely, one that is high-quality and colorful so it's more engaging. Just like the image on the right. Avoid low-quality photos, as this will make you look low quality too.


2. Full Body Shot:

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Including a full body shot in your Tinder profile is essential for giving potential matches a better sense of who you are and what you look like from head to toe. Choose a photo where you're standing, walking or sitting naturally, wearing an outfit that reflects your personal style. Avoid using group photos or photos where you're too far away from the camera, as these can make it difficult for potential matches to discern your appearance.



3. Action or Lifestyle Shot:

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Action or lifestyle shots are a great way to showcase your interests and hobbies. They also allow for a great conversation starter. If they see you have a love for music in common, they will be much more excited to actually want to hang with you. Whether you're hiking in the mountains, playing a sport, or enjoying a hobby, these types of photos give insight into your lifestyle and what you enjoy doing in your free time. Choose action shots that are clear and have you as the focal point of the image. Avoid using overly staged or posed photos.


In addition to these three types of photos, here are a few tips to keep in mind when selecting your profile pictures:

  • Choose photos that have a flattering angle. This really makes a big difference in how attractive you appear.

  • Avoid using outdated or heavily edited photos that don't reflect your current appearance.

  • Make sure your photos are clear, well-lit, and in focus to ensure they make a strong impression. Use a DSLR camera or even a good phone camera like a latest iPhone.

  • Showcase your personality through your photos by including shots that highlight your sense of humor, adventurous spirit, or unique interests.

  • Check out out blog article with more tips on how to get more matches


Your Tinder profile pictures are your opportunity to make a memorable first impression and stand out from the crowd. By including a mix of portrait, full body, and action shots, you'll increase your chances of attracting more matches and finding meaningful connections on the platform. So go ahead, update your profile pictures, and get ready to swipe!


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