Putting Instagram, Spotify On Dating Profiles: Should You Add Your Spotify, Put Your IG On Bumble? Adding IG To Dating Profile Bios: Hinge, Bumble, Tinder

Many dating apps today are eager to obtain as much data about you as possible in an effort to understand you better and match you with more compatible people (or, so they claim). Providing a glimpse into your lifestyle can provide intrigue and encourage conversation.

It can also invite stalkers and result in a self-sabotaging effort in which your personal life can lead to automatic left swipes on dating apps.

Adding Instagram or Spotify to Hinge profiles and Bumble profiles can add context, add value to your profile but can also send the wrong signals of narcissism, vanity, immaturity and more.

Related Read: Worst Bumble Profiles, Bios & About Me


Linking Instagram On Dating Apps: Hinge, Putting IG In Bio (Tinder, Bumble)

Many dating apps out there limit the number of photos you are able to display, and so linking your Instagram can expand the number of photos displayed. With that said, there is a saying on dating apps that goes something like this, “You are only as attractive as your worst photo.”

Typically, 4-6 photos are enough photos for someone to effectively convey appearance, style, and personality. Using more than 6 photos result in duplicative, repetitive photos either in wardrobe, poses, environments etc.

Aside from self-sabotaging efforts, it helps to leave a bit of a mystery and not pour every detail of your life upfront to a stranger before you meet. The more you share upfront, the harder it might be to carry a conversation or have enough to talk about on a first date.

Related read: Dating Profile Templates


How Many Photos Does Bumble Show From Instagram? 

24 most recent photos regardless of your privacy status.


Hinge Connected Accounts: Connecting Facebook To Hinge Account

In the early days of Hinge, the app would connect Facebook and suggest friends of friends. Thanks to the acquisition by Match Group and ramped up monetization efforts, that is not really the case.

Related read: Hinge FAQ’s


Bumble Without Facebook, Do You Need Facebook For Bumble?

Facebook is not needed to create a Bumble profile. It’s not going to make you appear more, get more likes or matches. 

More Bumble FAQ’s here.


Instagram Handle On Dating Profile, Why Do Guys/Girls Put Their Instagram On Bumble

Some people go a step further and add their IG handle on their dating profiles.

There is a lot of risk involved here from a privacy perspective, but oftentimes doing so sends the signal that one is seeking followers, validation, is lazy (doesn’t want to send a first message on Bumble), is looking for attention or not interested in dating, nor meeting up.

Worst Bumble Bio, Bad Bumble About Me, Bumble Profile Examples, Bumble Bio Woman, Bumble Profile Female

Does Hinge Automatically Update Instagram Feed Photos?



Online Dating Account Privacy, Concerns, Protection

Even though people are unable to view your Instagram account regardless of its privacy settings, it does provide people real-time access to your routine and whereabouts.

This is great for thieves, stalkers and scammers who want to know when you are not at home, what your daily commute routines are and are trying to piece together answers to online accounts.

Always limit oversharing real-time location, details of your life and your routine. Check out this post on online dating safety tips to keep in mind while meeting strangers.


Lifestyle, Conversation Starters On Dating Apps: Music, Photos

Many people are uncomfortable posting photos with friends without their permission on dating profiles.

Others don’t know which photos to keep and which to delete. Linking your Instagram account solves these two problems. Some of the best photos for dating profiles are ones typically displayed for social media outlets.

Instagram (when done correctly) can provide a glimpse into how you spend your time, what you find inspiring and interesting and provide a creative outlet.

It can also hinder your chances for success. If you take a bunch of selfies, post nothing but inspirational quotes or are seen partying 24/7, it can give pause to potential suitors.

The rule of thumb for this is to ask yourself what would your parents or work colleagues think if they found your profile online?

Musical Tastes, Connecting Spotify To Bumble Profile

I generally feel more comfortable and confident in recommending connecting Spotify to dating profiles so people can see your top ten list of artists.

It’s more efficient as you don’t have to waste bio space and it is less lazy than if you were to list artists. Also, there is a validation in terms of deferring to a 3rd party for whom you listen to the most vs stating who you like.

The more random the better. Showing versatile tastes in music but also an ear for awesome independent or local bands is a great way to spark up a conversation with your match.

For the most part, your top artists should be displayed (those you listen to the most within the last few days, weeks). If it looks outdated there are a couple of things you can do.

Binge listen the artists you want to appear at top, disconnect your Spotify account from your Bumble account (instructions below) and/or log out of your Spotify accounts and log back in.


Bumble - Top Artists On Spotify

Bumble – Top Artists On Spotify

Why Do Women List Their Instagram Handle On Bumble? Should I Put My IG On Bumble?

Some women hate messaging first on Bumble but like the app enough in that it verifies profiles. To get around this, some women list their Instagram profiles on their bio.

Others do it for vanity reasons i.e. attention, followers, sales. With a limited profile, users can actually be reported for promoting social media if it looks like they are merely seeking IG followers.

Connecting Instagram to your Bumble account can backfire as people will have more photos to review and more likely to judge you critically by them.

What you do, what photos you take and general vibes you put out signal things to people. Do you appear narcissistic? lonely? boring? Does your dating profile look like it can achieve Bingo on cliche dating photos?


Connect Your Instagram To Tinder, IG on Tinder  

Open the Tinder app >
Tap the profile icon >
Tap pencil icon or Edit Profile>
Scroll down and select Connect Instagram>
Confirm your Instagram username and password.


How To Connect Spotify To Tinder: How To Get Spotify To Show Up On Tinder?

Open Tinder App.
Tap the profile icon.
Go to Pencil Icon or Edit Profile.
Scroll down to My Top Spotify Artists.
Tap Add Spotify to Your Profile.


How To Update Spotify Top List on Bumble (If not refreshed recently)

Go To Settings
Select ‘Spotify Connected’
If done correctly, artists will be gone, and you can re-connect (may have to close/open the app)


Hinge Spotify

Currently, there is no way to link your Spotify account to your profile.


Conversation Starters On Dating Apps (Tinder, Hinge, Bumble) 

Additionally, some apps don’t have captions for photos so adding photos that do from your Instagram account provides context. Additional photos also provide additional talking points and additional conversation starter points.

Many folks are bad at talking about themselves, so photos can assist with helping folks with bridging that gap. (check out this guide on additional tips on conversation starters to help transition from matches to dates).

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Weigh what you can gain from revealing aspects of your life vs. what you are willing to divulge to the public.


Resetting Your Dating Profile, Account (Tinder, Bumble, Hinge)

In the event you get banned or need to reset your dating profile, you may have a hard time doing so if you linked your Instagram or Spotify accounts. You may need to leave these accounts off your new profile or create new Instagram and Spotify accounts.

In some cases disconnecting the accounts and waiting 3 or more months might be enough time for the dating apps to delete your info from their servers. If not, you might know the issue.

Hinge Tips For Men, Women

Learn how to make a good Hinge profile, what prompts to use, what info to put in a profile, should you add photo prompts & photo captions, add IG to profile, send comments with likes, send roses?

How To Add Instagram To Hinge

  1. Within the Hinge app, navigate to your Profile tab.
  2. Tap on the Pencil icon.
  3. Scroll to the very bottom to My Accounts.
  4. Tap on the icon next to Recent Instagram Feed (make sure the icon is purple)
  5. Tap Done to save this change.

How To Add Instagram Name To Hinge

Enter info in a prompt. i.e. My happy place: Beach, resorts, concerts. IG: Account213


How To Disconnect Instagram From Tinder; Tinder To Instagram, Tinder To Instagram DM

1) Open up the Tinder app.
2) Tap the icon in the upper left corner.
3) Tap your photo to view your profile.
4) Select “Edit Info.”
5) Scroll down until you see ‘Instagram Photos’ and select ‘Disconnect’
6) Confirm selection.

Pro-tip: Don’t get banned from Tinder otherwise you will have to wait until Tinder deletes your info from their servers. Even then, they may hold onto it for serious offenses.


Tinder Music Mode, Spotify: Profile Song, 

It’s a 30 second loop of a song that will play on a person’s profile when it’s viewed by others. Different from Anthem song. Anthem is the song you listen to most on Spotify. To change it, listen more of one song. If that doesn’t work, disconnect and reconnect Spotify from Tinder.

According to Techcrunch: “The company says about 40% of Gen Z Tinder users have already added Anthems to their profiles and when they do, they see nearly a 10% increase in matches.”

Can People Find You On Instagram? (Tinder, Hinge & Bumble), Asking For IG On Dating Apps

There is no direct way to unless you provide your username on your dating profile. Some women on Bumble do this to avoid having to send the first message to guys on the dating app.

With that said, based on your locations tagged, people can search by locations and scroll through photos to find your profile (assuming it is made public). If your profile is private, not to worry. Users can’t follow you unless you accept their follow request.

Some might view this is as creepy, some may view this as normal or even preferred. Everyone is different. Once you leave the app, all bets are off in terms of harassment, ambiguity, ghosting, etc.

Related read: Dating Background Checks (using social media to find info)

Alternatives To Dating Apps

How to meet men, women without dating apps. Alternatives to online dating. Where to meet women, men in real life. How to meet women, men offline, in-person.


Did Bumble Get Rid Of Spotify?

No, it’s merely in the account settings of your profile at the bottom below your bio fields and Instagram connect setting.


How To Find Someone From Hinge On Instagram? From Tinder, Bumble?

Just ask them for their info. If you can’t do that, don’t be a creep.


Listing Snapchat on Tinder, Bumble & Hinge

Many people try to get off of Tinder asap and will give their SC or ask for  Snapchat right away. I typically view this as a red flag for moving too quickly but also as a means to make it harder to report profiles for bad behavior when the conversation has moved to Snapchat from Tinder.


How To Unsync Instagram From The League?

Go to your app settings/permissions to see what apps have access to Instagram.


How Do I Get My IG Link??

Log in to a desktop or browser on your phone (not the app) and copy/paste the url once you click ‘profile’. Similarly, it’s https://instagram.com/username/ (just swap out username for whatever your username is. It’s whatever is at the top next to edit profile on the browser or what is on the top left in the app.


Should You Link Social Media Accounts To Dating Profiles?

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jul/10/five-dating-app-dilemmas-answered-by-experts


Bumble Instagram: Banned From Bumble For Getting Instagram Followers

While listing an Instagram handle might seem harmless, if it’s obvious you are seeking followers or don’t have anything in your dating profile (empty bios, lazy answers to prompts) it’s possible to get banned from the app. Don’t be lazy.

Read: Getting banned from dating apps.


Bumble Banned Account Removed Spam

Bumble Banned Account Removed Spam

How To Connect Instagram To Bumble, How To Add Instagram To Bumble

Go to edit profile (click your profile picture), scroll down to ‘connected accounts’, select Instagram and follow the instructions. 

You have to be logged into your Instagram account first. If that doesn’t work, contact Bumble directly (info here).


How Do I Find My Instagram Link? How Do I Find My IG Link?

It’s in the top left of your profile page… Instagram.com/username (should be an upside down arrow pointing down next to your name). 


Disconnect Instagram From Bumble

Go to your settings in Bumble and revoke access.


Can’t Link Instagram To Hinge, Can’t Connect Instagram To Bumble

Could be your phone is not connected to your account. You might need to login to IG first on your phone before connecting.


Is Instagram A Dating Site? IG Dating App, Can Instagram Be Used For Dating

It can be. You don’t date online, you can use apps as an introduction tool. You are not dating if you have not met.

Just message the person you are interested. It’s that easy.


Dating Profile Tips – How To Make A Good Dating Profile

For tips on making a good Hinge profile, read this. For help with making a good Bumble profile, read this. For those that are brand new to apps and don’t know where to start, contact me today for a consultation.

How To DM A Girl From On Instagram From Tinder? How To Ask For Instagram On Tinder? 

Don’t be creepy. Ger her IG handle from her first.

Dating Profile Critique, Review Services

App Choice, Photo Critique (Order, Captions), Bios, Prompts; Wardrobe, Hobbies, Grooming  Recommendations, Body Language, Facial Expressions, Lifestyle Choices (Men & Women).

About Eddie Hernandez

Eddie is a dating coach for men & women in San Francisco (clients in NYC, LA, Chicago, & beyond ), as seen in the NYT & Bumble). He helps w/ profiles, photos, wardrobe, messaging, date ideas, red flags, lifestyle choices, hobbies, grooming/hygiene, communication, social skills & offline efforts.