Why No Matches on Tinder? (Hint: It’s Not Because You’re Ugly)

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No Matches on Tinder

No matches on Tinder?

You’re not alone.

For guys, it’s extremely common to get no matches on Tinder — despite swiping right on pretty much everyone.

You might start to think that you’re ugly or not successful enough to impress Tinder matches.

But the laaaaarge majority of the time — being that getting no matches on Tinder is common for even good-looking guys — the problem isn’t something wrong with you.

Here’s the Real Reason So Many Guys Get No Matches on Tinder:

Dude, step out of the Matrix and see Tinder for what it really is.

Understand that — to all these girls on Tinder — you are nothing except these few pictures on a screen.

Women swiping on Tinder obviously haven’t had a chance to get to know you, to see the way your face lights up when you talk about the Steelers, how you’re great with dogs, or how old ladies freakin’ love you.

All they’re seeing is what you look like in this particular handful of pics.

And truth be told: the pics you’re using probably don’t even look like you. Bad lighting and selfie distortion can easily throw your proportions totally out of whack.

So why not make some tweaks that are proven to make girls like your Tinder profile pics more?

3 Pic Fixes That Will Change Everything

Tinder will change overnight for you if you just start using better pictures.

Here’s what you can do to stop getting no matches on Tinder and reel in women all day, every day.

1. Stop the Selfies (They Make Your Face Look Bad)

You might have no matches on Tinder because you're using selfies, which are inherently unflattering

Selfies lie about what you look like. They distort your features, so your forehead, nose, or chin are every-so-subtly out of proportion.

(It has to do with the type of lens used in smartphones and how close it’s held to your face.)

Not to mention, selfies only tell the story of you alone in your bathroom or car.

From now on, when you’re out with your family or friends, ask someone to snap a few pictures of you. (In my experience, girls who are related to you will love to do this.) Start collecting shots of you in different fun settings.

Or if you honestly don’t know a single girl or friend who will take pictures of you, then at least use our tips to take better pics alone.

2. Natural Lighting Makes Your Facial Features Look 10x Better

You might have no matches on Tinder because horrible lighting is making you look bad

Artificial indoor lighting is not your friend. It gives your face a weird, unhealthy cast, emphasizes any flaws on your face, and casts creepy shadows that make you look like a Disney villain.

Cameras aren’t as good as we think they are at representing reality because they suck at dealing with almost all lighting.

Luckily- we have a lighting guide for that.

If you want to look physically attractive in pics (especially for your first and last Tinder photo, which should be a clear shot of your face): nothing you can do will *ever* beat diffused sunlight.

Diffused. Sunlight.

Diffused means “not direct sun.” Direct sun is better than artificial light, but the direct sun makes part of your face look like it’s on fire and the other part look like a shadow. To get evenly distributed (aka “diffused”) light, take pictures outside a few hours before or during sunset. (Or Google “magic hour” or “golden hour.”)

OR, to get diffused sunlight at almost any time during daylight hours, stand directly facing a window. Just make sure you can’t see the sun from that window, though, or you’ll get direct sunlight.

Pro tip: you can always tell when the light is good by holding up your hand and seeing if it’s evenly lit or shadowy.

3. Attraction Isn’t 100% About Physical Features for Women. Show a Hot Personality

You might have no matches on Tinder because your pictures make you seem like an unattractive person

For guys, feeling sexually attracted to a girl is really, really dependent on what she looks like.

It is hard to honestly believe this as a guy, but whether girls think a guy is hot depends a lot on non-physical characteristics. (Think: women like Elon Musk, even though he doesn’t have abs.) So:

Who even are you? What about your personality would make you hot to a woman?

Research shows women equate the following characteristics with attractiveness in men:

Use your pics to show sought-after traits. Let loose and laugh. Borrow your friend’s dog and buy him a sweater for your photo shoot (just never claim this dog as your own because, you know, that can get dicey).

Try to use your photos to tell a story about you as a person and not just your relationship with your bathroom mirror. It can dramatically lift your status from normie to total hottie.

Need an Absolute Guarantee You’re Using Your Best Pics?

Don’t want to waste any more potential Tinder matches? Get certainty about your pics by running them through Photofeeler.

Photofeeler tells you exactly how your Tinder pics are coming across to women (or men). It’s free to use and has been known to increase match rates on Tinder dramatically.

Well guys, I hope this helps you beat the dreaded “no matches on Tinder” problem.

Go to now and give it a try!