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The show to help you date online and 7 other tips to find a match
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The hosts of a new TLC program dedicated to giving online dating tips feel fairly confident they can help you garner more right swipes on Tinder.

According to People magazine, "Love at First Swipe," which debuted last Friday, helps "romance-challenged daters rehab their online image by teaching them Internet dating basics and doling out tips on how to build the perfect profile."

Potential dates then review the woman featured on each episode, ending with her picking one interested man for a date. But The Huffington Post reported that the program's hosts Clinton Kelly and Devyn Simone hope "Love at First Swipe" doesn't only guide participants to more dating victories but also assists viewers.

And whether people want to admit so or not, there's demand for the lessons learned from Kelly and Simone.

"Sure, this might elicit an eye roll from some readers, but let's be real: there are definitely people out there who want to know how they can find more (and better) matches ... which could lead to dates or long-term commitments," according to The Huffington Post.

Kelly and Simone told The Huffington Post a few revisions to online daters' profiles significantly increases their chances of success but they must be open to making those changes.

Here are seven tips to bolster your appeal on apps like Tinder and other online dating services.

Make pictures a priority

GQ reported those seeking love online should post three pictures at the minimum; one or two fail to "convince" other daters of what they really look like.

Also set a selfie limit, Kelly told The Huffington Post.

"Sure, in a photo or two," Kelly said. "But if every photo is of your face, people are going to start thinking you're hiding something."

Avoid pickiness

According to Business Insider, attraction must exist between two daters for a potential relationship to come to fruition, but "it's not realistic to right-swipe only models."

Linda told Women's Health she rejected all men who asked her on dates initially then focused solely on looks.

Soon, however, Linda gave more men chances, a move that led to meeting her husband, according to Women's Health.

Give those bios attention, too

GQ's piece advised tech-utilizing daters to focus on an effective but short bio: Height, a few details about interests and links to an Instagram or Twitter account are "helpful" to potential matches.

What's one thing that isn't helpful? Insecurities, like writing "I'm still not sure about online dating," scare other daters off, according to Men's Fitness.

Chat at "prime-times"

Business Insider reported successful Tinder users might message matches during "prime-times" 7-11 p.m. Monday to Friday, 3-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-11 p.m. Sunday.

"Max," an anonymous author of a book about thriving on Tinder, told Business Insider the prime-times yield successful interactions for a few reasons.

"In many cities, a lot of girls will have followed a friend's recommendation and downloaded Tinder over the weekend," he said, explaining the Sunday time slot. "On Sundays, you have plenty of time to build rapport with these newcomers."

Treat messaging like an art

According to Thought Catalog, asking questions based off a match's bio is "well appreciated" and thoughtful, while asking "How are you doing?" rarely helps build a connection.

And guys, here's this: GQ reported men who included emoticons in messages received 66 percent fewer responses, a study found.

Conduct research on potential dates

According to USA Today, "Tinder Queen" Victoria Bohush suggests checking out matches who intrigue on other social media sites.

"The first thing I do when a date is on the table is for lack of a better word 'stalk' the guy's social media accounts," Bohush told USA Today. "It helps if we have mutual friends because then I can easily find him on Facebook and Instagram accounts are often linked to Tinder profiles."

Max told Business Insider viewing possible dates' Facebook accounts helps uncover who they really are in ways apps like Tinder can't.

Don't forget old-fashioned courtship

GQ's report indicated some dating app users forget a certain something: Meeting potential matches in person is still a possibility.

In fact, some people might find love easier off of their screen than on it, and they should consider either apps more geared toward their wishes or traditional dating methods, according to The Guardian.
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