Sheila Sim and Jamie Yeo found love on Tinder â€“ 9 tips to find that special someone on the app
It’s a match!
If meeting a good man in the real world is tough, meeting a guy online wouldn’t be a walk in the park either. But don’t let those distasteful messages from strangers, uncomfortable dates, unexplained disappearances and ugly breakups get you down. After all, if model Sheila Sim and radio deejay Jamie Yeo could find their significant others on the cult app,Tinder, so could you.
Gold 90.5 deejay, Jamie Yeo, tied the knot with her Tinder beau, Rupert, 10 months after meeting the British corporate risk management consultant on the dating app. Following the footsteps of Jamie, top model Sheila Sim will be walking down the aisle this year with her boyfriend whom she had met on Tinder. So before you hit uninstall, you might want to take a leaf out of their book and give these tips a try.
Don’t be afraid to make the first move. In an interview with 8 days, Sheila revealed that she was the one who started the conversation first. She added, “I don’t know who swiped first, but we mutually ‘liked’ each other and I started the conversation first. Guys can be quite shy”. Instead of the usual, “Hey, how has your day been” text, make a good impression by pointing out something in the profile of your Tinder match that caught your attention.
If you’re on Tinder, consider connecting your Instagram account to your Tinder profile. Instagram is not only a great platform to learn more about someone, it is also an awesome conversation starter. For Tinderellas who are bogged down by work, connecting your Instagram account to your Tinder account is a fuss free and effortless way to keep your Tinder profile fresh without you doing the hard work.
As cliché as it sounds, it is as important to be yourself in real life as it is on Tinder. In your profile, showcase your personality, your sense of humour, your passions and quirks. In an interview with 8 days, the former Growing Up actress, Jamie Yeo, told the weekly magazine that she was upfront in her Tinder profile and made zero attempts to conceal her celebrity and single-mother status. In the same vein, it is also crucial to have a realistic picture that looks like how you actually look. If you are going to post a photo of you and your girlies, make sure you use a photo of yourself as the first picture to spare your prospective match from doing the detective work.
Even though first dates are often nerve-wrecking and awkward, you can’t let your nerves get the better of you. A textingship is not a replacement for a relationship. If you are always saying “no” when guys ask you out on the app, you are wasting your own time and you’re passing up opportunities to make meaningful relationships. That being said, if you are going to meet up with your Tinder date, make sure you are meeting in somewhere public, and preferably crowded.
Don’t be too quick to give out your number. It is a lot easier to unmatch a person on the app if you do decide you’re no longer feeling it than blocking them on mobile. Before you give out your digits, chat within and app until you’re certain you are keen to meet up.
Forget that 24-hour rule or that three-day rule. If you feel like texting that guy back, text him back. Don’t play the “make them wait” game. If he thinks you’re too available or emotional, then he’s not the one for you.
We can’t stress this enough. Don’t ever skip the bio section if you’re serious about finding the right guy for you. While you shouldn’t narrate your entire life story in your bio, it is a chance for you to share your interests, hobbies and what you’re looking for with your potential matches. Aside from working on your own bio, you should also pay attention to the bio of your prospective matches. Look for someone with a bio that makes your laugh or piques your interest. A guy means what he says in his bio, just take his word for it. If you don’t like what you see, swipe left, even if he’s cute.
Rejection is tough but with more than 50 million Tinder users worldwide, rejection is bound to happen. If someone decides to flake or ghost on you, don’t take it to heart. We promise, there’s someone out there for you.
You know what they say, you’re going to kiss many frogs to find your prince. Finding someone you share a genuine connection with isn’t going to be easy but it’s going to be worth it. You might go on a bad date or two but move on and focus your energy and time on guys that have what you are looking for. Remember, good things come to those who wait.