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4+ Best Tinder Photos for Guys (From a Tinder Expert 🔥)

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I used to be 100 pounds heavier than I am now, and a 5 if you squinted. But I still got damn good results on dating apps since I knew how to take good Tinder pics.

Now that I’ve worked HARD on my attractiveness, I do even better, and I can confirm that the more attractive you are, the more results you can get, but most guys can get what they want on dating apps right now just by improving their photos.

key takeaways

  • Good Tinder photos can significantly improve your dating app results.
  • Show a clear face, body, and cool lifestyle moments.
  • Prove you’re social by adding 1 Tinder pic with friends
  • Friends can help capture authentic shots; professional photoshoots offer an edge.

Who am I though? Why should you trust me?

Joe buchoff

Some people call me “The Tinder Whisperer,” but I prefer Joe.

Much more humble. I’m writing this as a guest post for Menprovement to help you guys get matches on dating apps, find a girlfriend or find whatever it is you are looking for.

I used to get very few matches and even fewer dates. I’d be stuck swiping on the apps, staring at the few matches I had, wondering what I did wrong. Why did they stop responding? Why did they flake on me?

It got to the point that I cried myself to sleep one night in a hostel in Eastern Europe. I was devastated and knew I needed to find out how to turn my luck around on dating apps.

I went out the next day and practiced taking Tinder pictures. I got better and better, adding a new photo and swiping, then repeating the process.

I eventually matched with a very attractive woman, whom I dated for the rest of my trip, curing my loneliness and desperation and giving me insight into what works and what doesn’t.

When I came back to the US, I started working hard to crack the code of what Tinder pics worked and what didn’t. Shirtless pics, group shots—you name it, and I have probably tried it.

People noticed and asked how much I charged for getting them similar online dating photos, and BOOM I was in business. Fast forward, I’ve helped over 100 guys in over 20 cities since then, and I’m still growing. (Btw, that’s me with one of my clients in the photo at the beginning of the article.)

Here are a few dating app photo poses that have helped countless men. ✅

5 best Tinder photos that actually work

Every single Tinder photo is one I personally took of one of my clients, with the exception of the second social photo, because that’s one of my own photos. 😎

Posing men for photoshoots is something I’ve been doing for years (especially online dating photos), but any of these looks can be done with a friend on your iPhone for a comparable result if access to a pro is not an option for you.

#1 The Clear Face & Body tinder Photos

The first 1 or 2 Tinder photos on your profile should be clear photos of what your face and body look like. A girl needs to know if she’s attracted to you. If she can’t tell, she’s more likely to swipe left, even if you are attractive.

After all, why would she spend her precious limited likes if she’s not even sure how your face looks?

Help her swipe right by showing yourself clearly, at least chest up if not full body. But only do 1 or 2 of these; you need to show more about your lifestyle, which we’ll cover in the other 4 types of photos you need to maximize your profile.

#2 The Tinder Action Photos

By “action,” I mean something other than you sitting or standing. You’re DOING something. Some people call this a hobby photo.

Take something you like doing and snap a photo of you doing it. Girls want to see who you are in everyday life.

Don’t be afraid to give them a window into what it would be like to date you, you’ll be amazed at how much girls like getting a peek.

#3 The Urban Walking Tinder photos

The key to dating profile photos is their candid nature. This photo helps you look candid while also looking like a badass.

The key here is to have a great sense of style and walk with a slight bit of swagger (sway your upper body side to side as you walk).

This can overlap with the face/body shot I mentioned earlier, it’s an easy way to show girls what you look like clearly.

#4 The Social Tinder photos

Girls want to see that you’re “normal.” or, in other words, not some kind of psychopath.

You need to show at least one Tinder pic that proves you have a social life and a minimum level of ability to socialize. This photo helps you get there.

A really easy way to do a social photo is to get two friends together. Have one sit or stand across from you, either eating food or grabbing a drink. Have the other friend take a clear shot of you looking natural and candid, but with your friend’s shoulder and head just on the edge of the frame.

This is a tasteful and candid way to show that you’re social without having your friend overshadow you in the picture.

#5 The Bar tinder Photos

This shot can overlap with the social photo, but it doesn’t have to.

The point of this photo is to show that you know how to have fun and relax, and that you go out sometimes. If you don’t drink (I don’t so count me in this group) a photo of you at a cafe with coffee, or a photo of you with a bubble tea, or a photo of you at a food truck is a good replacement.

How to put this into action

Try taking a few of these with a friend or two! As I was figuring all this out before I offered photoshoots as a service, I went out with friends and we took photos of each other. It’s easier and more effective than popping your phone or camera on a tripod and it’s more fun too.

Pro Tip:

Find a friend who’s also interested in getting results on dating apps and help each other out!

Also, of course, I can help you directly if you sign up for a photo shoot. I live in Austin, TX, but I have traveled to more than 20 cities so far to shoot clients in their hometowns, so don’t let distance be a barrier.

If you want to get the absolute BEST online dating photos just book a photoshoot with me by visiting my website Dating Unchained.

Ps: My buddy Jeff from the Divorced Parents Club is very knowledgeable when it comes to Tinder. He taught me a lot, so check out some of his content, like The 249 Best Simple Tinder Bios for Guys and all the other stuff he’s got on there.

Thanks for reading, guys. If you think you’ve got the best Tinder pictures, then we’d love to see them. Join our community at Menprovement X where we teach men how to NAIL the dating market and become the High-value men women will fight about.

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High-quality photos that clearly show your face, photos that showcase your interests or hobbies, group photos (in moderation), and candid shots that display your personality.

Clear headshots, photos that highlight active hobbies (like sports or hiking), pictures with pets, and well-dressed, confident poses.

Girls generally prefer photos where guys are genuine, smiling, engaged in an activity, dressed appropriately, and not oversharing (e.g., shirtless selfies).

Photos where the individual looks approachable and genuine, high-quality images, pictures showcasing interesting activities or travels, and photos that tell a story or prompt a conversation.

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