In theory, hookup apps should be pretty straightforward. They were designed with the purpose of avoiding all the games and complications that are usually required for an affair, and give people the opportunity to get straight to business. There are many free hookup apps to choose from, but they all work on the same principles, and in reality, things are a little more complicated, because you can never really take the games out of the equation. However, there are some proven strategies that you can try in order to have success on these apps. Here’s what you need to do:
First of all, you need to understand that your end goal here is not a simple date, but what happens after the date. So, don’t lie on your profile, and try to only use pictures that reflect the reality. Sure, you should use your best angles, but don’t Photoshop the pictures, because you will eventually meet and you don’t want your dates to not be able to recognize you. Secondly, write an honest description about who you are and what you are looking for. Lying will only make it more difficult for you to connect with people who want the same thing. So, don’t say you want a relationship, if all you want is a casual affair, because you might end up wasting a lot of time with people who have no interest in getting intimate too soon.
Build a profile that stands out
When you live in a big city, you have a lot of dating options. Since the competition is fierce, try to stand out in any way that you can. Describe the things that make you unique, use pictures that show you have an exciting life and so on. Even if you are just looking for a one night stand, you will increase your chances of success if you build an interesting profile. After all, even one night stands are better with interesting people.
Work on your dating mindset
When you have been in a dating rut for a while, and nothing seems to work, it can be very easy to get depressed and lose your confidence. However, you need to remember that things are not as complicated as you see them. First of all, unlike in real life, on Tinder, you have the advantage of knowing from the start whether or not a person would be interested in you. If they swiped right or they texted you, that means that you seem interesting, at least at first sight. So, use this to your advantage and be confident when approaching your matches.
Don’t be afraid on making the first step
A lot of people match on hookup apps, but few of these matches lead to a date, or even a conversation for that matter. There are many reasons why this happens. In most cases, people are either insecure and don’t know how to start a conversation, or they have too many matches and don’t have the time to approach everybody. So, don’t wait for your matches to text you, and make the first step yourself. A simple hello can be the beginning of a great conversation and who knows, maybe an amazing affair.
Make the most of the app’s features
Hookup apps try to make it as easy as possible for people to connect, which is why they have a lot of useful features, but few users make the most of these features. For example, on Tinder, you can use the Super Swipe, to let someone know that you are interested before they actually get to swipe you. According to Tinder’s statistics, a super swipe is third times more likely to get you a match than a normal match, so don’t neglect this feature. You can also use GIFs and emoticons if you don’t know what to say. Other apps have their own features to help you get matches and spark a conversation, so make sure to familiarize yourself with everything that your hookup app has to offer.