1. Opening lines should feel natural
"There is no magic opening line that works best, but the most successful way for a Tinder match to get my attention is by pointing out something in my profile that sparked their interest - whether it's my job, where I went to school, or my (adorable) dog Bijou.
"Plus, now Tinder have added a GIF function, that's a really fun way to show your personality and sense of humour. Just remember that there's mutual interest which skips the awkward step of trying to figure out if someone has an initial level of interest in you, so just relax and be yourself.
2. Don't skip the bio
"Never skip the bio section! It's your opportunity to tell your potential matches more about yourself - your hobbies, your interests, what you're looking for. We surveyed some female Tinder users recently and discovered that men are 98% less likely to get a "swipe right" if they don't have anything in their bio. But don't go overboard. We have a 500-character limit for a reason - no one wants to read a novel when swiping on profiles."
3. It is actually worth connecting your Instagram
"The photos we take tell a totally unique story about us and it's the way people communicate today - Instagram is a great way to learn more about someone AND it's a great conversation starter. Connecting Instagram also automatically keeps your profile fresh and up-to-date without you having to do it manually."
4. Sunday evenings are your best swiping time
"We've found most users are most active on Sunday evenings. But I personally just make it work for me and use it whenever I get some downtime at the office or with friends - and especially when I'm traveling."
5. Don't be too hasty giving out your digits
"I've heard of couples who fell in "love at first swipe" with the first person they matched with on Tinder and exchanged numbers right away, but I think it's worth chatting within the app until you're sure you are interested in meeting them. You're able to unmatch with the other person on the app if you decide you're no longer interested, which is a lot easier than telling them to lose your number!"
6. Make sure there's a talking point in your pictures
"Be genuine. Your pictures should give others a sense of your personality, hobbies and interests. If you like to go skiing or hiking, show it. If you're kind of a goofball, show it. We all deserve to be liked for who we really are."