So I made a tinder account and ironically got a date almost immediately after... with someone that I do not want to see again for various reasons (lied on her profile, didn't respond to any texts, etc), but I also noticed that while I did manage to get a few more matches, I was unmatched almost immediately. I showed the profile to my brother, a guy who does have quite a few girls under his belt, and he said it was far too forward and I should tone it down.
So I wrote a far more generic note, and it didn't seem to help much. Then I outright removed it, seeing as most girls don't even have one on. Most of my matches ended up either bots, girls who said 'hey' then unmatched me for no apparent reason, and one girl who wanted a pizza delivered to her house. I didn't do this because it was a known thing online.
So what exactly does it take to have a successful tinder profile? I've set my stuff for girls aged 18-27. I am 31, and I have three pictures of me on it. I'm alone in those pics, they're all with a shirt on, and two of them were taken in oversea locations. Any advice on succeeding with tinder? At least I learned with that one girl I dated, and it's that age old 'never give a straight answer', since she asked so many questions there weren't any left for her to ask, and whether she was serious or not about wanting a second date, I do not know, but I didn't like how she never responded (albeit she did make a phone call once, but that isn't enough for me). Some experience is better than none.