One of Tinder’s “most swiped right” men has shared his tips for scoring more matches on the dating app in a candid Q&A online.
James Langton, 27, landed on Cosmopolitan‘s top 30 list of the “most swiped right” users on the platform in 2019, prompting him to reveal his tactics across his YouTube and social media channels.
Swiping right is how Tinder users express their interest in a potential lover, so it’s no surprise the Leicestershire man was viewed as a guru in the field.
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Langton says photos that “portray a story” and a bio that’s “informative with a clear ‘call to action’” gives other users a reason to match with you.
The Tinder-whisperer suggests selecting images that offer a glimpse into your life, experiences and hobbies.
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And, while some users may assume online dating bios are a chance to flash the more luxurious elements of your lifestyle, or your thrill-seeking nature, Langton purposely avoids any mention of career or financial status because it simply “turns people off.”
In his YouTube video ‘How to use Tinder in 2021’, Langford shared some of his more bizarre, but clearly effective dating app tips – like logging into the platform on desktop as well as mobile.
“Tinder’s actually gonna like it if you’re using the app on desktop as well, because you’re gonna be writing longer messages and having better conversations,” he explains.
“Therefore your internal ranking will go up, and you’ll be seen by more matches.”
The YouTuber also said Tinder’s algorithm knows if you’re looking at someone’s profile properly or merely swiping right to anyone you come across, and ranks you accordingly.
“Be genuine with swipes,” Langton advises.
“So many guys think dating apps are like fishing – you just cast the net, see what comes in and cast away what you don’t want.”
Langton says the effort and engagement involved in spending more time on a user’s profile and exploring the content on their page will see the app “give you a good ranking.”
“It will realise that you actually do want to speak to people,” he adds.
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The method is one Langton applies to his own Tinder practice, claiming he’s “pretty selective” on the app.
“I’ll only match with someone if they meet the criteria of ‘Would I be happy to be sat opposite this person in a bar?’” he wrote in a Reddit thread.
“If the answer is yes, I’ll right swipe!”
The Tinder extraordinaire also claims using the app at different times and different locations helped with getting more matches.
Langton was ranked as one of the most swiped-right Tinder users by Cosmopolitan in 2019, alongside 14 men and 15 women.
Speaking to Leceister Mercury at the time, he said: “I got an email from Cosmo or Tinder telling me, and I was just like no way, I was really shocked and I thought this cannot be real. I was really surprised, I was almost looking in the mirror and thinking me, really?”
Langton admits his parents laughed when he told them.
“We all found it quite funny, really.”
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