Sample List of Best Bumble Bios, Profiles, Prompts and Answers For Girls, Guys
Photos (particularly your main profile photo) will have the single biggest impact on your dating success, bios and questions should not be ignored. Incomplete bios and one-worded answers to questions can signal lack of effort, creativity or sincerity. If you are serious about meeting quality people, don’t skimp on your questions and answers. (Click here to read up on how to optimize you bio).
A good bio can be the difference maker whether or not someone is looking to swipe right or left on you and can inspire good creative answers + responses from potential suitors. An unpopular opinion can stir up good conversation and banter while a bad bio can offset your good photos. A good bio complements your photos, adds context and does what your photos are unable to do. Bios can invite an opening to be random, quirky, unique, insightful, bold, humble if done correctly.
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Here are some examples of formats and structures to use in your Bumble profile that allow for creativity, randomness, controversy, insightfulness and personality. Remember, Bumble bio character limit is currently at 300 characters, a balance of brevity and insightfulness is key. Don’t repeat anything that is not inferred from your bio unless you can add some context, lightheartedness, humble-bragging etc.
SF>LA>NYC>SF, Spend way too much time thinking about my next/current/most recent meal. Prefer handwritten notes and wired earphones to texts and airpods. Avid hiker (love Alamere Falls on a weekday without the crowds). Too many unread New Yorkers by my nightstand but learning to embrace audio books.
Guilty obsessions, specific hobbies are great at providing comfort in your own skin as knowledge about particular places.
My week ends with John Oliver on Sunday nights and starts off with Ira Glass on Monday mornings. On the hunt for the best espresso martini in the city. Have a slight obsession with colorful dress socks. Prefer big cities and rustic towns to resorts and lazy vacations. Bar seats > booth and table seats.
Shows your routine, type of drinks you enjoy, and shows that you have some fashion sense.
Last/next trip: Oaxaca/Bulgaria. Expert seat grabber at Nopa. Seeking someone w/ a Netflix as I lost access to my brother-in-law’s brother-in-law’s account. Professional protester since 2017. Google sheets for all my travels. I use any excuse to visit NYC for Kyoto Negronis at Kobrick Coffee.
Shows you travel to fun, unique places vs cliche, Instagram-centric destinations with little cultural substance.
Mathlete turned photographer. Always looking for an excuse to use my camping gear up/down HWY 1. Former salsa dancing instructor. Slight fashion obsession <— spend too much time on Pinterest. Enjoy my time getting lost on Mt. Tam trails. Worst fear: being featured on IG: MidtownUniform
Shows that you have the same type of humor by following the best Instagram account ever. Also shows specific knowledge of something you are an expert at vs a casual explorer.
New to the city, have too many EaterNY bookmarks to explore. Know the best hotel lobbies, public spaces and cafes to work from in the city. 5-star rating on couchsurfing/Airbnb. Carry-on packer, Global entry account holder, 5’11” in heels, old-fashioneds in hotel lobbies are my happy place.
Guys love to help women with suggestions. Ask for dates get advice, seek advice get dates. Also shows you like to get dressed up to nice events especially if you have event photos to complement this style and personality. Also, many guys love a girl that can break the girly-girl mold and add intrigue to their personality whether it be whiskey drinker, guilty obsession for an unhealthy food item, or clumsy demeanor (damsel in distress).
Things To Avoid In Your Bumble Bio
As many good bios that exist on Bumble there are also also some things you want to be careful of. Filling out your bio a certain way can sabotage your profile or make you seem not so interesting, weird, or creepy.
Emojis / Being Too Cheeky
Too many emojis can let your maturity level be known to all. It’s fine to use 1-2 emojis to save space but using them with reckless abandonment will likely drive away people who are serious about meeting someone special. A love of avocado and taco emojis is not only cliche but does not offer any insight about who you are.
Laundry Lists / Empty Adjectives
Limited character counts on Bumble and other dating apps has led to people trying to maximize their profiles and bios with laundry lists. Listing adjectives, preferences does very little to describe in detail what you like. Simply listing hiking does not provide how often you hike, what kind of hikes you like (urban, nature) or length of hikes (<2 miles, 8 miles or camping/backpacking 15+ miles).
Friends say I am thoughtful, generous blah blah blah… This generic intro has no weight. People don’t know your friends and friends are unlikely to be brutally honest. People tend to be biased or lack self-awareness when it comes to listing laundry lists of empty adjectives to describe themselves. Use examples, short stories to communicate who you are and what you are about.
Swipe left if, do not message me if, no XYZ’s etc. These are all negative language in a profile. It makes you look bad. You might think you are avoiding false positives but your are likely driving awaw more people than intended. Instead of listing deal-breakers, talk about you are seeking, what will priortize.
Another related and cliche phrase used in profiles is “my kids come first.” Again, this is not only cliche but obvious. If you need to state this then perhaps you are telling the world you are unable to filter such people out easily. It is a major turnoff. If you fill out your profile correctly and list that you have kids (how many and ages) – this is suffice. Using defensive language is a turn-off. Actions speak louder than words, especially in this case.
Listing a show or a quote from a show may show your interests but it is not a standalone quality. There are plenty of people that watch Game of Thrones and The Office that are people I would never date nor hang out with. These vague and cliche quotes do absolutely nothing when used in isolation. Ability to copy and paste shows you lack originality and creativity. The only thing worst than repetitive movie and tv quotes are inspirational/motivational quotes. *vomit*
Keep In Mind…
With all this said, if you are attractive enough you can get by breaking some, most or all of these rules (particularly true if you are a female but that doesn’t mean you should). If your goal is to attract as many people as possible be vague, be cute, be unoriginal.
If you want to weed out folks, use your bio to show how you spend your time, what tolerate and what you prioritize. You attract who you are not what you seek so if you manage to attract people that you are not attracted to, review your photos and bio to see what they communicate.
Also, make sure to fill out the fields in your Bumble bio as much as possible. Leaving things blank and people will assume the worst or make the most likely assumption (including that you are not that serious, lack creativity, are dull or are merely looking for a hookup or just seeking attention).
Be sure to check out this cliche profile bingo card to make sure you are not using overly cliche answers to your prompts and questions.
About Eddie Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez is a professional photographer specializing in natural, candid online dating photos. Featured in the SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle. In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice and date ideas. https://eddie-hernandez.com/contact/
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