Tinder’s maligned CEO Sean Rad took the stage today at the New Yorker’s 2016 TechFest. While under the spotlight, Rad schooled users on what everyone really wants to know: ‘how do you build a better Tinder profile?’ Rad told the audience:
We have sociologists on staff who look at this stuff all day long. What gets you the most swipes from a sociological perspective? What are people looking for?
It’s true. We’ve detailed the work of these sociologists a time or two in the past. In this case, Rad says it’s better to just keep it simple. “Smiling in a photo is better,” he noted. “Wear bright colors to stand out. Write something in your bio. If you showcase one of your interests, you’ll stand out.”
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Career is also key.
According to the slides in the background of Rad’s appearance, the ‘claimed’ job title of the most swiped men are pilot, founder/entrepreneur, and firefighter — in that order. The most swiped female professions are physical therapists, interior designers, and founder/entrepreneur.
Essentially, you just need to be yourself. Or, if yourself kinda sucks, just get a new job and try to be more like someone else.