This Was The Most Popular Word Used In Tinder Bios This Year

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Dating profiles are made up of more than just someone’s cute photos — there’s the whole bio section, too, where you can try to sell yourself to potential matches. While some people skip writing a dating bio altogether, others fill it in with a few key words, emoji, or a short and sweet paragraph about themselves or what they're looking for. And now, Tinder has released its first-ever Year in Swipe report, which reveals the most popular terms Tinder users had in their bios in 2018.

The data from Tinder’s Year in Swipe is really interesting,” Dr. Darcy Sterling, Tinder’s dating and relationship trend expert, tells Bustle. “It shows how pop culture, news events and trends inspired people’s profiles. We saw that people loved to include their favorite foods in their bio or use a GIF to spark conversation.”

To get the info, from January through November 2018, Tinder looked at the swipe activity of its users in 11 major markets worldwide: Brazil, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, India, and South Korea. Since 2019 is right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate your own dating bio and see what words stand out.

“Since a lot of people approach dating based on common interests, knowing these word trends could help you craft a more appealing bio,” David Bennett, counselor and relationship expert with Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. “Plus, these terms can also give you ideas on how to open conversations.” Overall, it’s good to base your app engagement on someone’s bio, too, not just photos, he says.

So, knowing the most popular terms among Tinder users can help your dating game in a few ways. Without further ado, here are the top eight most popular dating bio terms among Tinder users.



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It’s probably no surprise that “fun” came in first place as far as what people write in their dating bios, since you probably want someone fun versus not. And when you meet one-on-one, you’ll know soon enough.



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While there may be some people (read: very few) who don’t like traveling, it’s another attention-grabbing word in people’s profiles, and rightfully so.




Food is such a great conversation-starter. I know that when I use dating apps, I mention how I’m from Chicago and still looking for the perfect deep dish pizza wherever I go.



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Since going out for drinks seems like such a popular first-date activity, it’s no surprise that people mention drinks in their profiles.



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Who doesn’t want to go on an adventure with their date? After all, there are so many activity-based date ideas that are not just about meeting for coffee or drinks, including going hiking, biking, or acting like tourists in your own city (or nearby neighborhood).



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Whether people are describing themselves or what they want in a partner, there's no doubt that sarcasm is a hit on Tinder.



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While dating may seem to be all fun and games, it’s also good to know that your new Tinder match is professional and has goals and aspirations in life.



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“Smart” made the top-eight, too, and it goes without saying why it’s a desirable trait in a match, right?

So, as you looked at the most popular dating bio terms above, perhaps you recognized some of them from your own profile or some gave you #datingbioinspo for when you tweak your dating profile.

Of course, some people are more emoji people, and the three top emojis used in bios were: the crying/laughing face, the winking face, and a dog. In addition to the above, Tinder also looked at some other habits of its users, such as GIF usage. For instance, in the U.S., UK, and Australia, the Friends ‘How You Doin?’ GIF was number-one. But in Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, India, Japan, and South Korea, the Waving Fox took the top spot as the most-used GIF.

And if you’re wondering what the best time of day to make a match is, it’s Mondays at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST. You can even set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself of this and do you very own Tinder test to see if you get more matches.

In any case, whether you currently have the above eight terms in your Tinder bio or not, the end of 2018 is the perfect time to redo your dating profile overall before heading into 2019. It can’t hurt — and then you can swipe into the new year more ready to date and with possibly more matches in your inbox.

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