It’s hard to stand out on Tinder. Unless you’re the most handsome man on the planet, or famous, you’re just another swipe to women.

One bro, John, got tired of getting swiped and getting zero dates. Here’s his backstory.

For the last 3 years I have been in an on and off again relationship. It was nice but after the relationship ended definitely I decided to give Tinder a shot.  No better way to get over a girl than by getting under another one.

At first, things really didn’t work out. A friend told me to swipe right on everybody and simply browse through the ones I would match with rather than individually look into each profile and make a decision for each. The logic made sense, however, despite swiping on everyone, I would get very few matches. Those that I did match with, things never lead to meeting up.

After months of going matchless, John realized he needed to stand out from the other guys on Tinder. I quickly realized that Tinder is a very superficial app where you are rated by your profile photo. I decided to use a photo of myself that I had taken over summer, in which I was posing with a self-portrait where I’m painted to look like Napoleon. I figured it would be different from the topless bathroom selfies men take or photos posing with fish.



My Tinder results changed the moment I switched pics. It was night and day. Rather than getting very few matches, I started getting substantially more. To add to that, women would message me first. Since then I use the same picture and the results keep coming in. I am fairly busy with my studies but I go on an average of one date every week or two, seeing multiple girls at a time. I did not think that dating could be so convenient or that Tinder could ever get this successful.

Smart move, John. The book and cigar also bring a level of class to his profile but the photo really brings it all together.

We asked Max, otherwise known as White Panda, author of Tinder: How to Stop Losing Hot Matches,  for some explanations as to why John saw an increase when he switched to his Nobilifed portrait. According to him, women like a man with an artistic side.  If you have a painting of you, they will wonder if you deal in art or roll in artistic circles.  Primarily, they will wonder why you are so important to require a painting of yourself. He added that   women like a man that can display class.  Being painted as a nobleman, or Nobilified, will intrinsically make a woman associate you with aristocracy, the highest social order.  Logically, she will not necessarily believe this, but emotionally she will be drawn.  John also wisely wore nice clothing to enhance the “class” allure. However according to Max, the strongest draw is that this DP is very unique and mysterious.  You are one of the few who can make her stop and wonder about you.  She will feel the irresistible urge to swipe you right and learn how you came to have such a portrait made for you!  Many women will even start the conversation to satisfy their intrigue. 


August 22, 2017 by Angela D.