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No Matches on Tinder? Check These 4 Reasons & Bounce Back

Do you have a Tinder profile but are not getting any matches? This article provides reasons why this may be happening as well as tips to help you start getting matches right away.
Why no matches on tinder?

No matches on Tinder?

It can be hard to break through the noise and find someone that's interested in you. But don't worry! We're here to help with these seven common mistakes people make on their Tinder profiles. So, take a look at your profile and see if any of these are holding you back from finding love.

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Table of Contents

Here is the outline of the article, feel free to jump to the section that interests you the most.

  1. How Do You Get Matches on Tinder?
  2. Is It Normal to Not Get Matches on Tinder?
  3. 4 Reasons Why You Don't Get Any Matches on Dating Apps
  4. How to Get More Matches on Tinder?
How Do You Get Matches on Tinder?

How Do You Get Matches on Tinder?

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In order to understand why you are not getting more matches on Tinder, it's important to understand how Tinder works. We already wrote a full article about the Tinder algorithm and its infamous ELO score here.

Even though I encourage you to read it if you are serious about online dating, I'll summarize the main points here:

Tinder does not rank its users by their looks, but many people mistakenly believe that it does.

There are 3 main factors that determine attractiveness on Tinder:

  1. your profile photos;
  2. the way you interact on the app (swiping right to like someone and left to pass);
  3. and interactions with others through messages or matches.

Hence if you are not getting likes, it may be due to your "poor usage" of the app or the way you carry out a conversation.

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Is It Normal to Not Get Matches on Tinder?

Is It Normal to Not Get Matches on Tinder?

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The short answer is: it is very normal to not get any matches on Tinder.

Let me explain to you why.

study published in 2016 found that the chances of getting a match on Tinder areone in 170 for a man and one in 9 for a woman.

Tinder matches

Source: A First Look at User Activity on Tinder, 2016

If you are not using a premium plan like Tinder platinum, your number maximum of likes is 50-100 per day (this figure varies depending on your location and age). Add to this that people generally swipe right 20-40 times a day.

Bumble's design and algorithm have led to a higher quality match and likes between people on the app.

It will take the average John Doe 6 days to get a mere match!

And that was in 2015...Tinder has become way more competitive today.

If you're a man, then your dating profile is probably not as good as it could be.

The odds are stacked against you and the competition is fierce. Women receive up to 100 messages per day on average, so if you want to stand out from the crowd and get more matches, then you need an edge! Bumble match is one of the most convenient and reliable dating apps with verified profiles making it simple for users to find compatible matches.

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4 Reasons Why You Don't Get Any Matches on Dating Apps

4 Reasons Why You Don't Get Any Matches on Dating Apps


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There are several possible reasons why you may not be getting matches on Tinder. The first thing to do is ensure that your picture is good and that you have the right settings for your account. You should also check if you have been shadowbanned, which can happen if you break any of their rules and regulations too many times.

This section will take a look at all these possibilities in more detail so that you can make sure everything is set up correctly!

Error #1: Bad first picture

If you want more matches on Tinder, your first picture really matters. Every time a girl swipes right or left her brain makes an instant decision about whether she likes what she sees in the picture or not.

If your photo doesn't stand out from all of the other photos in her queue then it's likely that you'll never hear from her again. This means no dates and no chance at love!

In a nutshell, to get more matches on Tinder, make sure that your first picture stands out above all others by following these simple tips

If you really want to make sure your picture is the best it can be, you’ll want some help. ROAST is an app backed by research on 10,000+ photos. ROAST knows better than anyone else what the right picture looks like. With their help, you’re bound to get more matches on Tinder. Try ROAST today.

Error #2: Wrong settings

The second reason why you could not get matches on Tinder is your settings. You need to play around with the age range and the location that matches your target audience.

For example, if you select girls between 20-24 years old. But girls from this age range select 24-30 and you're 40 you may get likes, but no matches.

A good rule of thumb for guys is to select an age range that is a few years younger than you.

Error #3: Low ELO

If you want to get matches on Tinder, it's not enough just to be an attractive individual—you also have to act like one! If you're struggling to get a mere match, you might be wondering why you're stuck at the low ELO.

It could come down to your Tinder profile picture and bio, which are two of the most important factors in determining how attractive someone is on dating apps.

One way to elevate yourself from a lower ELO is by uploading an appealing profile picture that makes you appear as a high-value person (i.e., showing off your body or making eye contact). Another strategy is acting like one by portraying behaviors that others find desirable, such as being successful and outgoing for example. What other ways can you enact this advice?

Check out our article here for more information!

We get it — you’re trying to date, not study the inner workings of Tinder. Why not recruit the help of someone who already knows Tinder inside and out? ROAST is an app developed and run by people like that, and they’re here with proven techniques to help you get more matches on Tinder. All you have to do to start is take a short quiz.

Error #4: Shadowban

This is less frequent than people like to think. Often you don't get matches because your profile doesn't portray your best self.

To test if you've been shadowbanned and reset your account if this is the case, I recommend you to check this article: Shadowbanned on Tinder? Learn How to Reset Your Account (2024 Guide)

Ready to ditch the dating overwhelm? Relax, we've got you covered. it just takes 2 min to begin!

Thanks to our AI trained on 10,000+ pictures rated by dating experts, you will be able to access personalized feedback and tips to boost your dating profile for good.

Discover which pictures work best and why. Take control of your dating life today!

How to Get More Matches on Tinder?

How to Get More Matches on Tinder?

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Focus on your photo

Predictably, your photo is your first step to getting more potential matches on Tinder. You should strive for better Tinder photos; you want a clear, close-up picture of your face taken in natural light against a mostly featureless background, with you making an attractive facial expression that reflects the kind of attitude and personality you're looking for.

The only items in the background should be your bedroom if you live at home or outside if it happens to be an interesting day. I can't stress this enough; plenty of people on Tinder don't need to see more than three inches from their nose!

Close-ups and group photos don't work well because they hide too much about who you are.

Still unsure what type of photo works best? There’s an app that analyzes your photos with AI to see how it measures up against the ones that are the most successful. ROAST is that app, and it even comes with expert advice backed by years of research on what the best profile looks like. Try it today.

Update your bio

Your bio is the first thing people read about you on dating sites, and it's your chance to make a great impression and get new matches. Make sure that your personality shines through in this profile section by incorporating humor or witty comebacks for those who don't understand what you are looking for.

The best part? You may find yourself on more dates with other like-minded singles because they will appreciate how well you can communicate via text message!

Become the perfect user

Once your profile is set, you should focus on your app usage.

Think about it from Tinder's perspective: what does Tinder want its users to do?

  • Like only the profile they really like.
  • Message your matches.
  • Be reactive to keep the conversation flowing.
  • Avoid ghosting — the practice of not messaging a match.

We get it — you’re old-fashioned, and you like thinking of a great first line based on context. It can be hard thinking of a good first message when it’s just a white screen on your phone. If you’re unsure of your first message, ask the experts at ROAST, who have quite literally made it their job to help you get laid. They can be an uncompromising and impartial judge of your Tinder game, ultimately helping you get more matches on Tinder.


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You deserve more than just a swipe left or right. Don't settle for anything less than what you won't - go out there and find it! The perfect person is waiting for you somewhere out there, so keep swiping until you find them!

And remember, no one is perfect – we all have our flaws – but that's what makes us unique and interesting. Keep looking for the one who will love every part of who they meet because they'll never stop loving themselves either.

That’s how true love works!

OK — let’s say you really wish that a profile on a little rectangular screen wasn’t your only obstacle to true love. You’re better in person than in a text message. An app like ROAST can show you how to use Tinder in all the right ways so you don’t have to think about it! It’s got expert advice as well as AI analysis of profile pictures, so you know your profile is as good as it can be. Try it today.

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Ben Bailey

Ben is one of the best Dating Experts I've ever met and one of the few that cracked the algorithm of online dating. Every week, Ben is publishing new articles on ROAST, helping 20M+ of people to get more matches, dates, and find the one!

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