With over 50 million active users in 196 countries, Tinder has outlasted its flavor-of-the-month status, becoming the most popular geo-targeting app out there. Each day there are 26 million matches made on Tinder, with more than 8 billion matches made to date.
On average, there are 1.7 billion swipes per day. Per day!
But beware: "Women are visual and will swipe left if your photo is a turn off,” says online dating expert Julie Spira. “Posting photos of you with sunglasses says you’re hiding something. Girls want to look into your eyes. Posting photos of a gorilla may be funny to you, but does she really want to kiss that furry animal? Not really. And those selfies without the shirt? Are they really your best photos? You may want to show off your physique, but on the first swipe, she probably doesn't want to see you naked."
Of course, landing the coveted right swipe takes more than just the right photo. Take it from Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s VP of Global Communications & Branding and a Tinder user herself.
“Never, ever skip the bio section,” says Pambakian. “Girls are 99% less likely to swipe right on you if you aren’t willing to divulge some basic info about yourself.” Another suggestion: Link your Instagram account to your Tinder profile. “It’s a great way to give your potential matches even more insight into your personality and interests.”
So just how bad is it out there for the women on Tinder–who make up 42% of the site’s active users?
We chatted with 15 women with one thing in common: an array of pet peeves about the things guys are doing on Tinder that turn them off. Steer clear of these faux pas.