No Tinder Matches? Here’s why and how to fix it

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You keep swiping right but somehow you just can’t get a single match?

Wondering why? Is it the pictures or something else? What about your bio?

We are going to answer all of your questions in this article.

But more importantly, I will give you the advice to make immediate changes.

ELO Score

The thing is that Tinder uses this rating system called ELO to rate each account and judge how attractive the account is based on their swiping and how much they get swiped.

As you may guess, if your profile gets swiped right a lot, you will have a higher rating and vice versa.

But there is one more thing that determines your ELO rate. And that is how picky you are. If you are swiping right on everything, your rating will go down because when you do that you are swiping right on low rated profiles.

And women swipe differently than men. They take more time to see every profile and picture. Men mostly only see a main picture and swipe but women need more time.

This is why they don’t swipe a lot and if you are not on the top of her stack (low ELO) she will most likely miss your profile.

To learn more about how the ELO rating system works mathematically, check out Wikipedia

How to Correct Yor Low ELO Score on Tinder

Obviously, the first thing you need to do is change your swiping strategy.

Don’t swipe every girl right. First, make sure she is real. One-pic profiles with no bio usually mean she is a bot. No body pics, only face? Probably fat.

And read her bio. Sometimes you will see hot pictures of her but her bio says she is a single mom. Or maybe she demands you pay her via Venmo. Maybe she just wants Instagram followers.

Make sure you don’t set your swiping on “auto” just because you are lazy.

I would even suggest you tight your standards and sometimes even swipe left a good 7 just to trigger changes in your ELO.

But, there is also a shortcut.

Reset your profile

Ever heard of a noob boost?

The general noob boost theory of Tinder is that for a brand new account, you get a “noob boost” which means that you get high ELO form the start. You will see higher ELO rated Tinder profiles first, and your profile will also be put toward the top of other user’s stacks so they don’t have to scroll too much before seeing yours.

So, does resetting your profile helps?

Last year it didn’t. But in this year and the next one 2020, it may be an option? Why? Because of the GDPR laws.

If you are curious, you can ask for a copy of everything they know about you. And ask to delete it.

Now, they won’t show you your ELO or anything like that, but deleting your profile should mean that they delete everything they know about you.

Tinder personal data rules

People usually say it works and you should test it. But if resetting doesn’t help, consider making a new Facebook profile just for Tinder.

Bad bio

Maybe your bio sucks.

I am still a fan of short bios and to the point.

I have seen guys alluding to sex in their bio. There is nothing worse than that.

In general, your bio can only hurt you. There are zero benefits to having a long bio.

Since your bio can only hurt you, keep it short and to the point. If you are over 6 feet tall, list your height. If you are 5’10, say you are 6 feet. Put where you are from, what part of town you live in, and about 3 or 4 things you like to do. Put the college you graduated from if you have graduated. If you have a cool job, put it in there, otherwise be either really vague with it or don’t put it in there at all.

Your pictures

If you have a new profile and you don’t get matches, your pictures suck.

There is no other way to put it than to tell you the harsh truth. It’s not “tinder being unfair”, “tinder wanting me to buy gold” or that girls are there for validation only. No, your pictures are bad and the sooner you realize this the better.

You are going to sink or swim simply by the quality of your pictures.

I am a good looking guy but I failed at Tinder at first because my pictures sucked. Even if you are attractive, if you have shitty pictures, you are doomed.

When I finally put some good pictures on my profile, I could not believe how many matches I got. It became like shooting fish in a barrel.

I even got reported as a catfish because women thought I was using pictures from models. Now, this is why you use bio, to look real. Not because you can’t get matches and you hope to impress a girl.


If you can’t get any matches that can be because of three reason.


Your bio is weird

Your pictures suck.

It can also be a combination of two or all three things. How to recover?

Reset your current profile or make a new one. This time with good quality pictures. Your success on Tinder will depend 99% on your pictures. Obviously, if you look good you will have better results and vice versa.

But, if you look good and your pictures are bad, the guy that doesn’t look as good but invest time and effort in pictures is going to outmatch you.

It really comes down to how good can you do a marketing job for yourself through pictures. What kind of story do you want to present? What kinda guy you are? Anyways, I cover a lot on how to make quality pictures in my free guide on Tinder, All you have to do is enter your email and I will send it. Check out the form below.


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