Tinder was instantly nicknamed "the hookup app" when it first came out. Couples formed, people got married, babies were made — and so were spinoff apps.Stories of friends of friends swiping right on the dating app and then hooking up 45 minutes later spread like wildfire (and Wyldfire). Now with a zillion Tinder-like apps out there catering to your every interest, the real purpose of dating apps has gotten of blurry. There are no lengthy profiles, no questionnaires to fill out about who you are and what you're looking for, and no usernames to overthink.
Tell the other person about you, what makes you different, and make it "less about a sterile checklist that scares people off." Scanning through my profile pictures, Bradford says, "it's just your face six times." This was true.I didn't have any photos depicting how I actually spend my time, except for one where I'm eating pizza, which is still up for debate because I was wearing sunglasses.Enter The League, a selective dating app with a solution for perpetually over-scheduled young professionals ... Founder and CEO Of The League, Amanda Bradford, says the app, which pulls in your Facebook and Linked In accounts, is designed for people who are ready to take things a little more seriously and spend their time wisely."They don't have time to go on five bad dates a week, instead they want to go on one date with someone they have a pretty good chance of connecting with."In this week's episode on dating apps for Bustle’s new sex and relationships podcast I Want It That Way, we talked to Bradford all about dating app profile pictures, dating dealbreakers, the About Me section, and what a few Bustle editors are doing wrong in their profiles.Take a listen below: Bios on dating apps are only a few lines each, so how do you stand out?
The About Me is where you can show off your creative spirit, Bradford says.