Updated: January 26, 2023
On an app like Bumble, where there are a lot of people to choose from, you want to stand out and show off your personality. But what exactly are people looking for when they check out your profile on Bumble? When faced with the blank screen, it can be hard to decide what to say.
1. The descriptor
There are so many different places you could take your Bumble profile, but one surefire way to be true to who you are as a person is to rely on descriptions. That could be who you are, what you do, or what you like.
I’m a passionate, kind, and loving teacher who believes in social justice and taking Sundays off.
If you asked my friends who I am, they would give you three words: hilarious, thoughtful, and adventurous.
2. The favorite
If you don’t want to use words to describe yourself, there are plenty of other ways to represent who you are in a dating profile. If you’re more comfortable with “things” rather than “nouns,” you may want to take the favorites route.
3. You can’t argue with facts
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but it’s not hard to pick a fact. If you’re the kind of person who’s more comfortable speaking about yourself than about your favorite things, there’s no harm in building your dating profile around that.
I’m the oldest of six siblings and I’m close with each of them. Being a big sister has shaped who I am as a person. (Okay, maybe I’m a little bossy.)
4. Ask a leading question
There is a beautiful in between with favorites and facts, and that usually comes out in the form of a leading question. Do you know what you’re curious about? Just ask.
I have traveled to every single state in the country at least three times. I have lived in 10 of them. I’m currently working on my list of favorites. Where have you been?
My favorite football team is the Seattle Seahawks and I know even more about their roster than most people assume. Ask me anything.
5. Keep it short
Some dating profiles are long and rich with content and intrigue, which is excellent. But some people aren’t interested in length, both as consumers of dating profiles and as the writer of the profile. If you’re more of a funny, obscure person, be true to that.
Who do you think shot JR?
But honestly, whatever did happen to predictability? Does anyone have a milkman, a paper boy, or the evening TV at this point?
6. Identify yourself
There are so many people who respond to identification, and we’re not talking about social security numbers. Are you into astrology? Your Myers-Briggs association? Your Hogwarts house? These are great things to include in your dating profile.
Gryffindor, social media consultant, big sister, comedian. (Okay that last one isn’t true.)
I’m an ENFJ who highly associates as an ENFJ. I bet I can guess yours.