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No Matches in the Bumble App – What To Do

Posted by Jamie on June 12, 2019

Have you been using Bumble for a while and have yet to get a match? Swiped steadily for days and never got a hit? If so, this tutorial is for you. You’re not alone in not having no luck and while that won’t make you feel much better, it is often more about how dating apps work than any shortcomings you may have. This article is going to show you what to do if you’re getting no matches on Bumble.

We hear this complaint mainly from guys. As Bumble is a female-centric dating app where all the power is with the woman, guys have to work a whole lot harder to get a date. That’s great in one way as it should be way more rewarding when you do get a date. Getting there in the first place is the first hurdle we have to overcome and that’s what this article is about.

It’s not you

The first thing to realize is that it likely isn’t about you. You’re not ugly or unappealing. It isn’t because you’re not Tom Hardy or don’t earn enough. It’s just the way dating apps work. It’s not about you or any actual shortcomings. It’s about your profile and its shortcomings.

The main reason most people fail at dating apps is because they aren’t in marketing. Sad but true. In dating apps you are the product you’re trying to sell and if you’re not a salesperson, you’re going to struggle. Unless you follow these tips.

Start getting matches on Bumble

I’m going to give you some tips for improving your Bumble profile. I would suggest doing all of them but even if you change one or two things, your chances of getting a match increases.

Get a second opinion

Have a friend of the gender you’re trying to attract? Trust them? Ask them to look at your Bumble profile and give you their honest opinion. This is market research. Asking your target market what they think, what they like and what they don’t like. We need to know what’s wrong before we go fix it. In other industries, we would then go away and refine the product according to that research. We are going to do the same here.

Change your pics

Even though Bumble isn’t as superficial as Tinder, it’s still all about the looks. This is your product photo and it needs to look good if it is to attract buyers. Improve your pics and you improve your chances. If your second opinion gave you ideas for your pics, bear them in mind when making new ones.

Your images are the first thing anyone sees of you in Bumble so they have to be good ones. No, they have to be more than good. They have to be superb. Enough to hook the person into reading your bio and swiping right on you. Make sure the main image is a seriously good one with you front and center and preferably smiling.

Make sure you use as many images as you can. Make them of you in the main, in different situations. At work, playing your sport, with your hobby, holding your puppy, saving lives or whatever. Ensure they are real, reflect the real you and shows you at your best.

Revisit your bio

Your bio is the product description. It is designed to support the product image and offer supplementary data to encourage a purchase. In Bumble, your bio is designed to round out those images and tell the reader something they don’t know about you and give them a reason to pick you. Harder than it sounds but doable!

Here are some tips for writing a Bumble bio:

  • Use humor if you can do it naturally.
  • Be positive.
  • Mention your interests, passions or hobbies.
  • Be honest and make sure it reads authentically.
  • Write, read, edit, repeat.

Crafting a winning bio is going to take you a while. Write down ideas as they come to you and then sit down for an hour and write one or more bios. Leave them overnight and read them again the next day. Edit them and repeat the entire exercise until you’re happy.

Get another second opinion

If you have someone you can trust in your target market, ask them for feedback again. Show them your pics, your bio ideas and then ask for honest feedback. This is a circular process that refines your offering every time you do it. Even though you’re (probably) not trying to attract your friend specifically, they will have a much better idea of how your profile will go down and should be able to offer sage advice. Use it in the next round until you’re both happy.

Practical changes to get more Bumble matches

There are some other things you can do to improve your chances on Bumble. Increase the age range, increase distance and fully complete your profile. A full profile, with job, school and so on will ensure you are viewed much more positively by your audience. There are rumors that Bumble prioritizes complete profiles over partial ones but that’s just a rumor.

Either way, a completed profile gives daters more to work with and convinces them you’re worth swiping right on!

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