Online dating can be a frustrating exercise, even as apps like Tinder and Bumble gain wider use. After all, you only have a few lines to make your killer first impression, so you need to put your best face forward immediately. But when you’re not making any matches, it can be hard to tell what’s going wrong. After all, you can’t exactly ask the people who reject you for a critique. How can you tune up your Tinder if you don’t get any feedback?
Well you may not be able to ask people who’ve swiped left, but you can get some help here. I’ve invited several readers who wanted help with their Tinder profiles to offer up their profiles for a critique session with a round-table of users who date men like them. Our Tinder critics have graciously offered to help explain where things are going wrong and how they could improve things.
It may not be fun, but sometimes you need that trial by fire to come out tempered and ready to go on the other side.
Allow me to introduce our critics:
Alexa Ray:Writer and Content Strategist, female (she/her)
Eden: Programmer & Artist, non-binary (they/them), 25
Mel: Writer/Programmer, female (she/her), 40
Sarah: Game Production, female, (she/her), 30
Alright folks, the floor is yours!