Billy Eichner is all about helping you find success on dating apps. So if your dating app game isn’t as strong as you’d like it to be, Eichner has some suggestions.
A long-winded, overindulgent bio might be a quick way for someone to swipe left.
“I can’t tell you how many guys start their conversation with me on these dating apps with “Hey, bro! What’s up, bro?!” I’m like, “Bro? Don’t bro me. You’re not a bro. I’m not a bro.” Then their profile is like seven paragraphs long, where they tell you everything about their life or philosophy. People going off on politics on Grindr is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen. That’s an immediate sign to run in the other direction. A profile should be ten words or less. Anything more is serial-killer territory. I understand you’re trying to carve out your place in the world, but don’t do it on a sex app.”
Lauren Larson, the article’s writer, agrees. She implores that users keep the song lyrics, the resumé snip-its, the political beliefs, and the long bulleted lists away.
We wonder if Tinder is how Billy’s character on Difficult People meets his new bf, who John Cho is set to play in Season 3.
Regardless, it seems like the general consensus is to wait to reveal your backstory and belief system for a later date. For your profile, keep it short and sweet.