The latest data shows that dating apps remain hugely popular, with Tinder boasting a staggering 75 million monthly active users and 6.2 million monthly subscribers.
However, the process of finding a partner can be daunting in an increasingly digital age and experts at online smartphone retailer, e2save, have revealed five ways to use dating apps effectively to help you find the one.
Get to know the app you’re using
Once you’ve signed up to a dating app, make sure to check out everything it offers if you want to get the most out of it, otherwise, you may end up missing out on an important feature or trick available on your handset. For instance, the Edit Profile section of Tinder allows you to import images from Instagram directly to your profile and include your favourite Spotify songs.
In general, it’s good to check out the FAQs on dating app websites to find out more about improving your chances of getting noticed. OkCupid encourages you to improve the quality of your matches by answering a series of questions about yourself and the type of partner you’re searching for, to give you the best opportunity to find a suitable match the first time around.
If you’ve been on the dating scene for an extended period of time, you may lose hope or faith in the current app you’re using. However, you should still keep your profile up to date. Keep regularly logging in, run searches, and send messages to potential partners. Just like the social media algorithms that determine what appears in your feed, dating-app algorithms works the same way – every like, swipe, and chat you engage with determines how close you are to finding the one.
Every action you are making on a dating app reveals more about you, your taste and preferences. Having said that, when you fail to use the app regularly, it will eventually stop showing you the most relevant profiles. Keeping your account in good shape and participating regularly will increase your chances of finding a match sooner.
Nail your bio and use of emojis
According to research2, men are 98% less likely to find a match if they leave their bios blank. Leaving your bio blank will not grab the attention of potential suitors. Start by identifying what makes your personality attractive, perhaps using other profiles for inspiration in terms of what format to use. The next step is to invest time to explain your hobbies, interests and life goals. At the end of the day, potential matches will be more likely to be attracted if they know more about you.
When it comes to taking those first steps to communicate with a match, etiquette and the language you use is crucial. When it comes to the use of emojis, a recent study3 showed that women don’t respond well to the OK sign emoji (👌) with female Brits ranking this icon as their least favourite on average. By contrast, men feel the same about the hugging face (🤗), so be sure to keep this in mind when managing your dating app bios and instant messaging.
Use your phone to get good-looking photos
Keeping a dating app etiquette is important. Nothing makes a statement like a great profile photo. When going through setting up an account, take a reasonable amount of time to choose a photo that depicts your personality clearly. Use your phone to do so.
One of the best things about smartphone photography is that you can take as many photos as you want and there is no need to print them off to see the results. This makes it much easier to improve them on the run to get the perfect snap for your profile. What’s more, the High Dynamic Range mode is increasingly common on many smartphones. It adds detail from the dark and light areas to provide better-balanced exposure, giving you a more crisp, higher quality photo.
Know what you want to get from the app
Don’t join the dating apps without knowing what you want, otherwise, you may end up going on dates with people who are most likely not your perfect match. If certain personality traits matter to you then don’t be afraid to clarify that, to make sure you’re looking for the right things. Make sure to craft your profile, so it speaks about you and what you want from this experience.
If you want a funny and adventurous partner, show that you are also into similar things. If regular communication is important to you, you probably don’t want to date someone who takes days to respond. Knowing what you need, and what you’re willing to compromise on will help you navigate your dating life more successfully.
Andrew Cartledge, mobile expert at e2save, commented: “The use of dating apps to find a partner has become even more prevalent in society. Of course, if we know how to use our dating apps effectively and make the most of the features on our smartphones this can certainly impact our ability to find a suitable match.
“People need to recognise the importance of a clear action plan when it comes to using dating apps. Knowing how to use the app and all its capabilities, what to include in your bio and how to stay active can increase your chances of finding ‘the one.”
There are a huge variety of dating apps available across the entire range of handsets e2save provide. For more information, visit: https://www.e2save.com/
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