Straight girls guide dating women
If you mostly enjoy eating pie, get that picture of pie up there, stat!
Lesbians are a humor-appreciating people, so don’t be afraid to post ‘non-hot’ photos.
Face it, if you were deciding who you might be attracted to, would a highly saturated sunset photo make you scream, ‘This one! But there’s no point in photographing you reading Ulysses unless you are prepared to lie through your teeth about being a Joyce fan – and trust us, from personal experience, Ulysses is a really hard book to lie about having read when you are trying to impress someone. If you’re not super into fitness, still show it off – literally every body is a bikini body.
First, you have to decide what sort of woman you want to attract. We all have a billion selfies in our camera roll, but the aim of Tinder is to suggest to possible mates that you actually have a life, and/or friends, and/or interests.
If your display picture is you in a bed of weed, surrounded by Broad City posters, it is unlikely you will attract a straight edge power lesbian, for example. So trust us on this one, and maybe limit it to two selfies in the line-up. Choose photos that actually reflect who you are and what you like to do.
Sometimes – and obviously this sucks and shouldn’t be this way but, hey, straightness is the assumed ‘blank slate’ in this world unless signified otherwise – queer women are assumed to be straight by other queer women, just because they don’t look ‘gay,’ and are then swiped left.
Tinder’s algorithm is not perfect, as discussed, and sometimes queer ladies will be presented with the profiles of straight women who have not elected to ‘look for women’.