How To Get More Matches On Tinder & Bumble According To Science

If you’re having no luck with dating apps, here’s how you can turn that around.

If you’ve ever wondered how your friends have managed to get into serious relationships or at least get a second date from their dating apps and you haven’t, it might be down to more than just looks and personality.

It turns out, there’s actually a certain science behind scoring matches when it comes to apps like Tinder and Bumble, and there are certain ways that you can alter your profile to get way more matches. It actually all comes down to certain interests you list on your profile which are scientifically more likely to help you match with other people.

Tinder recently published their ‘Year In Swipe‘ data (Spotify Wrapped but for Tinder) and shared the perfect formula for getting more matches.


So, here’s what you need to know:


Want to talk about music on your profile? According to the data, here are the most popular artists to include:

  • Doja Cat
  • Harry Styles
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
  • Mac Miller

And the most popular songs linked to bios are:

  • Bad Habit – Steve Lacy
  • As It Was – Harry Styles
  • First Class – Jack Harlow


So, what things can you list on your profile that are way more likely to secure you a match and spark a conversation?

  • Trainers
  • Sushi
  • BBQs
  • Camping

Star signs

Whether you love or hate star signs it turns out these signs are way more likely to include their sign on their profile:

  • Leo
  • Scorpio
  • Cancer
  • Taurus


It turns out that the top emojis used in conversation on Tinder this year are ❤️‍🩹🚩🦘🌫🐀

We have to wonder why the red flag emoji made it to the top…

Date ideas

Want to make your match last longer than a few messages? Here are the best date ideas to suggest:

  • Grabbing coffee
  • Mini golf
  • Bowling
  • Arcades

So there you have it, if you want to make that super meaningful connection on a dating app by the end of next year, perhaps these are some things to bare in mind!

Plus, don’t forget to check out tinder’s new dating app just for students.