Making a Tinder profile sucks when you don’t know how to start.
That’s why we’ve collected our best tips, ideas, and examples for Tinder bios and Tinder profiles that work.
The reason these Tinder bio templates and profile tips work is because the best Tinder profiles spark curiosity. They are bids for conversation.
Rather than trying to pack in your whole life story, you want to keep your bio brief yet specific. This will give you the best chance of attracting and chatting with matches (where the real getting-to-know-you is done).
That said, let’s check out some brief and intriguing Tinder bio ideas with examples for men and women.
1. Two truths and a lie
Here’s an easy Tinder bio template that quickly asserts that you’re interesting and clever, and would be a fun +1 to game night. Someone who’s more passive on Tinder or doesn’t like to initiate convos just might start chatting with you to figure out the lie.
Two truths & a lie…
I was a Gerber baby. I once won a regional hot dog eating competition. Chrissy Teigen used my banana bread recipe on her secret food blog.
2 truths and a lie…
I’m double jointed. My cat is in an extremely popular meme. I was bitten by a dolphin in Maui.
Note how specific these Tinder profile facts are. That’s for good reason. Consider this example:
“I love TV shows.” Sure, this statement will technically be true for a good chunk of Tinderites. But as part of a Tinder profile, it doesn’t really say anything about you. It’s such a common profile line, people probably skim right past it.
“I love binge watching Battlestar Galactica.” Okay, we’re warming up. You can start to get a feel for this person. While this may be a slight turn off for some people who hate sci-fi, it’s going to be a huge turn on for someone with this shared interest, or at least someone who wants a little more nerd in their life.
“Probable Cylon.” HOT! The only people who will get this subtle reference are those who are also super into this show, or intrigued by you enough to Google it. This is a smaller group than would agree with “I love TV shows”, but you’re much more likely to match with someone on your level. It also lowkey shows you’re not despo enough to try appealing to the masses with an ultra-thirsty generalized Tinder profile.
Honestly, specific references will usually read as hotter and more interesting even if they go completely over the reader’s head.
2. Songs that describe your life
“I love music” just doesn’t cut it anymore (did it ever?). What song gives you goosebumps? What makes you LOL every time you hear it? You can use this Tinder profile bio format a couple different ways — either to show a bit of humor, or more sincerely share an anthem you hold dearly. You could even just include some obscure song lyrics to attract the select few who are also obsessed with Shabazz Palaces.
Song that sums up my life:
Hand in my Pocket (Alanis gets me)
Songs that describe my life:
👌 God is a woman by Ariana Grande
👌 Titanium by David Guetta
👌 White and Nerdy by Weird Al
3. In the zombie apocalypse, I’d be the one…
You can share so much about your personality without just listing out your interests. You’re engaging with someone new and exciting! Break the ice with a fun game via your Tinder profile like “In the zombie apocalypse” that makes people want to respond in the same lighthearted tone.
In the event of a zombie apocalypse…
I’d immediately steal the Egyptian presidential yacht. Load it up with tater tots and Missy Elliot records. Take it out to the middle of the Pacific and get my tan on. Life’s short anyway, I want to go out in style.
In the zombie apocalypse, I’d be the first one to be bitten. Have you seen zombies? They’re glorified hipsters, and never in my life have I been able to resist a hipster.
4. I’ve always known… / I’m still surprised…
Looking for someone who shares your values? This Tinder bio format is a great way to allude to your beliefs or worldview in a positive way. No one wants to read a bio with a list of “deal breakers” or feel your bitterness about online dating with lines like “I don’t message first.” Tinder can be a frustrating and soul-sucking experience, but leading with negativity in your Tinder profile makes people think you’re going to be a bummer to hang out with.
I’ve always known I’d be a boarder.
I’m surprised how often I still fall on my ass.
I’ve always known the secret to happiness is gratitude. I’m still always surprised and humbled by how much I have in my life to be grateful for!
5. Pros and cons
This is for my Type A-ers out there who can’t resist a good ol’ pros vs cons list, even in Tinder profiles. Pro tip: grab an honest friend to help with these if you’re too awesome a specimen to come up with any cons. 😉
Pro: loves dogs
Con: will spoon dog instead of you
Pro: makes a mean guac
Con: doesn’t know how to make anything other than guac
Pro: can carry a tune
Con: will burst into song in public settings
-Excellent trivia partner
-Will split the check
-Owns a DJ roomba
-Held together by a team of specialists
6. Describe yourself using only emojis
❓+ 🔥 = 😍
Pique their interest wordlessly. Emojis can be interpreted in many different ways, so describing yourself with them in your Tinder profile leads to follow-up questions (you want this!).
Me: 💤 🍷 🌮 ⚽ 🍕 🍳 🎸 ⛳ 🚣
Our first date: 💃, 🍻, 🍜, or 🎬?
✌ 🐢 🍑 🎨 🎮 🎻 📚 🔬 🍩
7. Unpopular opinions
Are you a bit sassy or provocative? Relish in a good-natured debate? Sharing unpopular opinions in your Tinder bio is the best way to spark the convos you enjoy without being downright disagreeable.
Dogs are overrated.
The empire did nothing wrong.
Cards Against Humanity is boring and lazy.
Burger King fries > McDonalds fries.
-Your baby is not that cute.
-Jim and Pam are manipulative and cruel.
-Sitting in traffic is more stress relieving than sex.
8. Favorite things
Get as specific as you can with your Tinder profile bio. The way to take your list of faves from drab to rad is avoid overdone, generic interests. What really excites you? What are you nervous makes you sound too nerdy? Share those things.
Sushi, not working out, Bo Burnham, pineapple upside down cake, haunted houses, Childish Gambino, Overwatch
I could never give up mint chocolate chip ice cream (Breyers, preferably), chick lit,
musical theater, or Jeopardy.
9. Would you rather
This Tinder bio template may seem like it shares nothing about you. Look closer.
You can reveal you’re clever, imaginative, thoughtful, silly, sweet. And above all, you immediately show that you care more about being attentive and listening to another person’s ideas than talking about yourself. This is SEXY. Lemme say that again…listening is SEXY AF. Be sexy, my peeps.
Would you rather be able to eat anything you want and not get fat or be well rested on one hour of sleep?
Would you rather
be able to converse with all animals
be fluent in all (human) languages?
10. Obscure skills
Can you fit your whole fist in your mouth? Does your chest always tell you when it’s going to rain?
I guarantee Tinder folk want to hear about those mad weird skills in your Tinder profile bio. I do.
I can do a better Gollum impression than Andy Serkis.
Exceptional magic skills, specifically sleight of hand.
Extremely accurate snowball thrower.
My cord management is both
compulsive and flawless.
I can touch my nose with my tongue.
11. Most likely…/Least likely…
This is a fun way to reclaim the “greatest strength and weakness” job interview question that makes all of us lose sleep for days (why did I say my biggest weakness is chocolate?!?). You can present your daring side, your adorably embarrassing tendencies. Remember, your goal here is to ignite interest. You can leave “just looking for a partner in crime” Tinder bios for people way less cool than you.
Most likely to try questionable street meat.
Least likely to go to sleep at a reasonable time.
Most likely to buy tchotchkes on Amazon while drunk.
Least likely to win at Mario Kart.
NOTE: Even the most 🔥🔥🔥 bio can’t make up for bad pics…
If your pics are blah, it’s game over.
People only even read a person’s Tinder bio after already liking their pics.
The best solution out there: test your pics on Photofeeler.
Photofeeler tells you exactly how your Tinder photos are coming across to women or men. Choosing profile pics this way has been known to increase matches on Tinder by 200-400%.