How to Get a Girlfriend on Tinder

If you’re wondering how to get a girlfriend on Tinder, this is the guide for you. 

The key steps to finding a girlfriend on Tinder are to upload professional photos that show you off as perfect boyfriend material, screening for the right type of girl, and getting to the point quickly when messaging your matches. Once she shows interest set up a date and get to know her better.

Below, these three steps are explained in more detail, so you’re left with no doubts as far as how to get a girlfriend on Tinder. 

Your Photos Are Key to Success on Tinder

It’s no secret that your photos are the most important part of an online dating profile, but most men still seriously underestimate the amount of effort they should put into uploading great photos. 

According to this study of women’s swiping on Tinder, the top 80% of attractive women are competing for the top 20% of men only. So, if your photos don’t make you look like the top 20% of attractive dudes, you’ll barely get any matches from the Plain Janes, let alone the hotties you really want.

That’s why it’s arguably crucial to hire a professional photographer who specializes in online dating photos. These professionals will take hi-resolution photos with perfect lighting and composition. They’ll be able to suggest outfits and poses, so you’re making the best possible first impression. 

The professional photos make you look like an important high-status man, allowing you to stand out from the ocean of average Joes. No matter how good-looking you are, this is crucial to maximizing your potential on Tinder.

Your profile should include photos that show off your hobbies, plus a couple of snaps that show ‘social proof’. Basically, this means photos where you’re surrounded by cool-looking people, composed so that you look like the leader of the pack. 

Avoid selfies, photos that make you look like a player and anything that could be considered polarising. 

Your photos shouldn’t make you look like a show-off either. They should all look as candid as possible. Your photographer will help you achieve this goal. 

It’s usually a great idea to have a female friend review your profile for any potential red flags.

Tinder Is Pay-For-Play These Days

In the early days of Tinder, an average dude could score plenty of matches without spending a penny. Those days are long gone.

Spending money on boosts, Tinder Gold, or Tinder Platinum will maximize your matches. If you’re serious about finding a girlfriend on Tinder, a Platinum membership is highly recommended.      

Finding ‘Girlfriend Material’ Women On Tinder

It’s difficult to tell who is ‘girlfriend material’ on Tinder.

However, as a general rule, it’s worth investing more time into women that have put obvious effort into crafting their profile.

These are the ones most likely to be seriously looking for a partner on Tinder. 

Although Tinder keeps the finer details of its algorithm secret, it’s widely believed that swiping right too often will lower the reach of your profile. So, it’s worth taking the time to review each profile you’re shown and only swipe right on the girls you’re serious about dating. 

How To Text Women On Tinder

There are a million-and-one different ideas for what makes the perfect opening line on Tinder

If you’re looking for a serious relationship on Tinder, you might want to avoid openers that are too sexual.

That’s going to make it look like you’re looking for a quick fling, and potentially put off the women hunting for something serious.

Perhaps it’s therefore better to lead with a more innocent compliment, and ask a question about their profile.

Don’t make the common mistake of staying as ‘texting buddies’ for too long. Once she shows some form of interest in you, it’s best to swap phone numbers or social media details and transition into organizing a date. This is the best way to get to know each other and make a real connection, after all.

Social media is the best medium for organizing dates with your Tinder matches, as you’ll be able to learn more about each other by browsing each other’s profiles. This progression also separates you from all her other Tinder matches, stuck competing for her attention on the app.     

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of ‘girlfriend material’ women on Tinder. Consider this guide your masterclass for finding them and landing a date. From there, it’s all about impressing her and screening to see if she’d make a great partner.

There’s no need to rush into tying down the first girl that likes you though. If you’ve got a great profile, Tinder makes it easy enough to date multiple girls, then choose the best one to become your girlfriend. That’s the best way to make these girls want to tie you down. 

Have fun out there, man!