Does TINDER plus work

The main reason you don't have matches on Tinder

Tinder is probably the most popular dating app in the world. The use of Tinder corresponds to the "hot or not" principle. You are shown photos of other people. A so-called swipe to the right means that you like the person. A swipe to the left means the opposite. Only when two people like each other is it a match. Instead of pushing dating into the 21st century, many people are having a bad Tinder experience.

The basic functions of Tinder are free. With the premium memberships "Tinder Plus" or "Tinder Gold" you can buy some advantages. With "Tinder Gold" you can see who likes you, for example, before you have to swipe yourself.

What does the typical Tinder experience look like?

Depending on which gender you ask about your Tinder experience, the answer is quite different. The average man doesn't have matches on Tinder. And if he ever gets a match, the chances are low that the woman will answer him too. Or worse: the woman is well below his perceived level of attractiveness. The average women have enough matches, but the really attractive men rarely write. The attractive women, on the other hand, cannot keep up. Almost every swipe is a match. The attractive women are not really satisfied either. Most of the time, they get a lot of impersonal messages from uninteresting guys, but they don't really like them. And what about the attractive men? They say: "Works". The big winners in the Tinder world are the 20% of the most attractive men.

Most of the men don't have matches on Tinder!

The majority of men have the same Tinder experience. You log in, quickly upload a few photos and start swiping. The first frustration with this app comes as soon as you realize that you are not getting any matches on Tinder. Life on Tinder is cruel. Especially if you're an average looking man. In order to substantiate these subjective impressions with facts and figures, how cruel life on Tinder actually is, a socio-economist researched in two studies and published them under the pseudonym "Worst Online Dater". Since he didn't get any hot dates himself, he had a lot of time to do all of these evaluations. The results are frustrating.

Study: This is how difficult it is for average men to have dating apps

In its first study, Worst Online Dater looked at what the best result a man can get on Tinder. To do this, he created two profiles on Tinder. Once the “Attractive Guy” and then the “Unattractive Guy”. The "Attractive Guy" is 26 years old and has been given a photo of an attractive man from the Internet. The "Unattractive Guy" is 34 years old and has been given a photo of an average man. (The term "Unattractive Guy" is a bit misleading here. Actually, "Average Guy" would be more appropriate). He then swiped every woman who suggested Tinder to him to the right.

As was to be expected, the “Attractive Guy” performed significantly better, but the extent is surprising. The attractive man received a tinder match in 22.6%. The The average man had a meager 0.5% matches. Conversely, this means that the average man has to "swipe" to the right 200 times before he gets a single match. (And then it's not even clear whether this one match is also with a woman who is at least moderately attractive.)

In order to rule out that this difference was due to the different ages of the two profiles, he next swapped the ages of both profiles. “Attractive Guy” was now 34 years old and “Unattractive Guy is 26 years old. The success rate of the "Unattractive Guy" did not change significantly with 0.4% matches. The 34-year-old "Attractive Guy" was able to raise his quota incredible 42% Tinder matches increase.

The moral of the story: Tinder can actually work. But only if you are an attractive man. Men in their 30s in particular are in great demand with women, but only if they look good. Age is of no help to those who are average attractive.

78% of women fight for the 20% of the most attractive men!

In its second study, “Worst Online Dater” analyzed and statistically evaluated the usage data of female Tinder users. The average woman “liked” just 12 percent of men on Tinder. As a result, 78% of all women (regardless of whether they are good-looking or not) are only interested in the 20% of the most attractive men. It is these 20% of the most attractive men who dust off the majority of the matches. For the remaining men (at least 80%) who do not belong to this select group, there are not many women left on Tinder.

For the 20% of visually superior men, this is paradise. The situation is hopeless for the majority of men because most women on Tinder are only into these few, very beautiful men. With this study, the “Worst Online Dater” sends a very clear message: “If you are not super hot, then you are wasting your time on Tinder”. But this situation is unsatisfactory for the majority of women too, because not all of them will get one of the good men.

Tinder more unfair than 95% of all economies

This injustice in the online dating world was calculated by the “Worst Online Dater” and compared with the imbalance in the distribution of wealth in all the world's economies. The result: Tinder is characterized by more inequality than 95% of all economies in the world. Only the distribution of wealth in Angola, Haiti, Botswana, Namibia, the Comoros, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea and the Seychelles is more unfair than with Tinder.

Although this study was carried out on the basis of Tinder, these results can presumably also be transferred to other forms of online dating. Therefore, switching to a Tinder alternative such as Lovoo is not very promising if you are not one of the very attractive men.

Tinder does a lot of damage

Researchers at the University of North Texas found that Tinder does significant harm in men. According to the study, men have significantly lower self-esteem when they use Tinder. With the results from the Worst Online Dater in mind, this can be explained quite easily. If an average-looking man has to give between 100 to 200 women a “like” for a single tinder match to take place, then this can only be reflected in a reduced self-esteem. Even if you are above average, you may only be liked by a few percent of the women on Tinder.

Good news

The good news is that men don't doubt yourself must: They are very average. Because of this there is no need to take it personallyif you don't get any Tinder matches. This is not because you are unattractive, but because of the simple fact that you are not among the 20% of the most attractive men.

Aside from online dating apps like Tinder and Lovoo, there are plenty of other ways to get to know a partner. Have you already had a negative Tinder experience? Or do you not want to let it come to that? Then I recommend you to try out the classic ways of getting to know each other. These have proven themselves successfully over thousands of years - and not only for the most attractive men. When meeting women in the real world, appearance no longer plays the all-important role it does with Tinder, and you can turn your Tinder weakness into a huge advantage. In the book "The Psychology of Flirting" (click here) * you will learn how you can achieve more success with women in real life.

Tinder experience of a very attractive man

Are you wondering what it looks like on the other side of the river? A bodybuilding enthusiast who calls himself “GermanLifter” in an internet forum has carried out an amateur social experiment and published his experiences on the internet. He created a fake Tinder profile to find out how well a male model fares on Tinder. A high match rate shouldn't surprise us now, but it's shocking how women react to news from a hot man. While the average man takes extra care to write a creative message that will hopefully pique the woman's interest, a very attractive man basically doesn't care what he writes. If you look like a male model, you can write almost anything and still get her number. The partly very tasteless but nevertheless entertaining chat history of his Tinder experiment can be found here.

A man's profile picture is the most important success factor at Tinder

By now it should be clear that Tinder and online dating in general are very superficial and your success depends solely on your appearance. No matter how much time you spend improving your Tinder profile description or writing your first messages, it will be in the end your profile picture that matters most.

Most people don't know that Photos don't show us who we really are. Different photos of the same man can turn out completely different in the assessment of his attractiveness. In one photo he can be rated by women as not at all attractive, while in another photo he is a high-flyer. An unattractive profile picture does not primarily depend on bad looks, but on the inability to take good photos of yourself.

Looking good in photos is largely a matter of skill, which can be learned through a lot of practice. Services such as Photofeeler will help you with this. You can upload your pictures and let strangers rate them. You can limit the rating so that your photos are only shown to women in a certain age range. You can take photos and have them rated on Photofeeler until you have shot your perfect Tinder profile picture. In our next blog article we will explain how you can get significantly more Tinder matches with a good profile.


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