Mike, 29, joined Tinder for the same reasons many people do: he’d just ended a long-term relationship and moved to a big city. As a newly single man in New York, he decided to give online dating a whirl in the summer of 2016. Like most guys, he started off pretty clueless, with just one or two photos and no bio. But a year and a half later, he’s among the most right-swiped men in New York City, according to the app’s internal data.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing well, right?” Mike, the founder, and CEO of an advertising startup, told Men’s Health. “I wanted to find better relationships and find more interesting people to speak with and at least have one great drink with and hopefully many more dinners after that. To do that I figured I need to put my best foot forward and get started.”
Mike agreed to share some of his secrets to success via swipe, but asked us to just use his first name for privacy’s sake. Men’s Health chatted with Mike to get some of his best tips for improving your online dating profile and getting matches, regardless of what you’re looking for in your love life.