6 Ways to Get More Matches on Bumble
With over a billion women-led first moves made on our app, we know a thing or two about what your profile needs to get more right swipes. If you feel like your match rate could use a lift, here are the top things you can do to increase it.
Verify your profile
Use Bumble’s photo verification tool to let potential matches know they’re swiping on the real deal. To verify your photos, click the blue shield Badge on anyone’s profile and follow the steps to get verified.
Add Profile Badges
Use Bumble’s Profile Badges to show potential matches what you’re all about, leaving more room for you to play with the space in your About Me. Do you have cats? What are your hobbies? Looking for something serious — or not sure yet? You can quickly answer all these questions with a Badge and create an easy jumping off point for your matches to break the ice with.
Write a short and punchy bio
Having a bio is definitely better than not having one, but don’t make it too long. Our data shows that a quick, punchy bio is the way to go. Share your interests, what you’re looking for, or a fun fact about yourself! Give your potential matches a hint at your personality and save the details for your chat. Here are some ideas:
I love to move, whether it’s dancing, hiking, or doing squats as I watch bad reality shows. Don’t worry—I won’t make you workout with me.
Every time I cook, I accidentally make like 8 servings. Looking for someone that can put down at least 4 of them.
Currently in law school. So if you steal my heart, I’m suing.
Beef things up with Profile Prompts
If you’re stumped on what to say in your About Me, or just want to elaborate further, Profile Prompts are a great way to tease out your personality. Choose up to 3 Prompts that spark your creativity–whether you go serious or comical with your answers is up to you. Here’s some inspo:
My personal hell is…getting to the gym and realizing I forgot my headphones.
What makes a relationship great is… commitment, honesty, and friendship.
We’ll get along if…you’re down to badly sing in the car with me.
Integrate your Spotify and Instagram accounts
Connecting your other social accounts to your Bumble profile allows potential matches to get more insight into who you are. It also creates yet another chance to bond over mutual interests. Maybe they see a band they love in your Top Artists, or recognize a cool museum from your Insta pics. Now you two have something in common and are one step closer to a real connection!
Bumble’s SuperSwipe feature allows you to let potential matches know that you’re particularly interested in them. You tap the yellow heart at the top right of their bio and boom, they’ve been SuperSwiped! Men who use SuperSwipe are twice as likely to get a match, so this is a great way to increase your match count. (And if you run out of SuperSwipes, you can always upgrade to Bumble Boost or Bumble Premium for more!)
Want even more pointers? Check out our Dating 101 guide, which is full of advice on things like how to pick the best profile photos, which opening lines to use to start a conversation, and how to filter to find meaningful connections.