To help Bumble’s New Zealand users, the dating app has complied tried and true tips and tricks to ensure Kiwi’s dating profiles are in tip-top shape ahead of the peak dating season.
TIP 1: Showcase your authentic self through your choice of photos
This is the first thing your match will see. Show off your smile and your eyes and don’t be afraid to show a flavour of your personality. Make sure your first photo is just of yourself, you don’t want protentional matches to be confused as to who they’re going to be matching with! Show elements of your interests in your highlight reel, remember you can always link your Instagram account to show more of yourself.
TIP 2: It’s all in the bio, so make it pop!
Filling out the “about me” section increases your change of matches. Keep it short and snappy, write about your hobbies and interests, highlight three things that make you stand out, use humour and lead with positivity.
TIP 3: Use the profile badges feature to add more info about yourself
Badges are a great addition to your bio to give more information about yourself to your match. You can include what animals you like, if you’re looking for something serious (or if you’re not sure), and what star sign you are. Badges help to answer any questions your match might have and are great conversation starters! Starting this week, Kiwis are able to add a ‘vaccinated’ badge to their Bumble profile!
TIP 4: Get verified!
Those who have a photo-verified profile receive more matches than those who don’t. If that isn’t the best reason to use Bumble’s verification tool, we don’t know what is!
TIP 5: Timing is everything
While there isn’t a bad time to see what’s out there, Sundays are typically the most active days with the peak time period being 7pm – 11pm.
TIP 6: Say it with an emoji
An emoji says a thousand words! Women’s profiles typically use smiley faces and crossed arm emoji while males use smiley faces and the New Zealand flag. Emojis will make you seem friendlier and more approachable so don’t be afraid to throw them into your bios (just don’t overdo it!).
TIP 7: Get your first move right
Research from Bumble has found you’re less likely to get a match if you just say “hey” to start a conversation. If you’re struggling with what to ask, Bumble has made it easier to start a conversation with their Question Game feature. Opening with a compliment will always go a long way, even better if you make them laugh!
Top Date Questions
Experts suggest asking these 10 unexpected date questions to gauge compatibility:
- How do you spend your Saturdays?
- How would your friends describe you?
- What’s an ambition or dream you have?
- What were the highs and lows of the last year for you?
- What adventures would you like to have in your lifetime?
- Where do you see your life going?
- What’s your relationship like with your parents?
- How often do you practice self-care?
- What’s your favourite memory?
- If you could live in any other country, which would you pick and why?
If asking some of these questions makes you realise that you’re not compatible with your match, hopefully, you’ll still have a good conversation and end up one step closer to finding what you’re looking for on Bumble!