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Welcome to SwipeHelper
Your One Stop Shop for All Things Tinder and Online Dating

The point of SwipeHelper is to answer all questions you might have about Tinder and other online dating apps, and explain how they work behind the scenes.

Knowledge is power, and with the knowledge of how these apps really work, what their algorithms value, and what secret rules its users live by, you can give yourself an edge and get more matches!

Read or free guides, become a subscriber to get access to our ad-free premium section with more content and additional perks, or get expert help with your profile and messaging:

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The original SwipeHeler site, containing all of the basic guides you need to understand Tinder and other dating apps. There’s tons of good advice here, and the only real downside is the ads, which in turn are necessary to keep the lights on, assuming people prefer reading this content for free.

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All the content from SwipeHelper, minus the ads and much of the trackers, plus:

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Endless Options Tinder Coaching

Endless Options provides various levels of Tinder coaching, from free advice, to profile and texting coaching and support, to a completely hands-off experience.

Why not start with their free advice for first messages, see if that’s working out for you, and then discuss how else they can help?

Endless options has my fullest confidence and I believe you’re in good hands with them.

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If you can’t make any headway on your own, if you need some assistance along the way, or even if you’d simply like to hand the whole cumbersome procedure before getting to the the date over to professionals: We’ve got you covered and we’ll work out the plan and level of involvement best suited for you together.

The only thing we can’t do for you is to go on the actual dates. Of course we could, but you wouldn’t want to pay us for that. Right? Right.

Most Recent Posts

5 Rules to Follow to Get More Tinder Matches in 2021

For the full explanation of how Tinder works behind the scenes, and all of the advice I currently have to give, I recommend reading The Ultimate Guide to Tinder Post Series. That includes how to build a good profile, messaging, etc. The short version, i.e. the most...

Tinder’s Algorithm 2021 – How It Determines Who Gets to See Your Profile & What You Can Do About It.

How Does Tinder's Algorithm Work? Last updated on 2021-07-17 Tinder's matching algorithm and the (formerly elo-, or desirability-) score it assigns to you based on a number of factors, determines whose profile you are shown and to whom your profile is shown, and how...

The Ultimate 2021 SH Guide To Tinder – Part 7: Messaging & Beyond

  Having swiped your best swipe, you should hopefully have at least some matches to show for it after a few days. If not, it might be a good idea to have another look at your profile and if you're really putting your best foot forward. You may also consider...

The Ultimate 2021 SH Guide To Tinder – Part 6: Swiping & Behavior

  Having configured our settings to our liking, the time has finally come to do what Tinder is all about: Swiping. And I'm here to help with that. Haha, get it? Tinder Swiping Strategies Okay, so, the way you swipe on Tinder should be intuitive, and there should...

The Ultimate 2021 SH Guide To Tinder – Part 5: Settings

Between setting up your profile and getting to swiping on all those HOT SINGLES IN YOUR AREA, you should take a moment to have a look at the settings and possibly adjust some of them. Tinder Account Settings Phone Number Below the ads for Tinder Plus, Gold, Platinum,...

The Ultimate 2021 SH Guide To Tinder – Part 4: Profile Creation

Assuming you've made the recommended preparations in Part 2, this stage of your Tinder journey should be trivial. I would still recommend reading through everything before starting the signup process, so you can be as quick as possible about it and not waste valuable...

The Ultimate 2021 SH Guide To Tinder – Part 3: Considerations

While preparing your pictures and bio, armed with the knowledge of how Tinder works behind the scenes, you might already want to familiarize yourself with Tinder's premium options and decide whether or not, or what tier may be appropriate and/or beneficial to you....

GPS Spoofers & VPNs for Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and Other Dating Sites – SH Research Brief

GPS spoofers used to be popular and ubiquitous for Tinder, but not since they have made virtual relocation a paid feature with Tinder Plus. For the purposes of a bigger test, I recently tried a couple of options I saw recommended elsewhere, and thought...

Announcement: Introducing the SwipeHelper Insiders Affiliate Program

The SwipeHelper Affiliate program lets both SwipeHelper Insiders and pure affiliates share in the profits Swipehelper generates by recommending the its subscriptions, services and products to others. New Insiders are signed up automatically, while existing Insiders...

Is Tinder Platinum Worth It? A Review.

When Tinder Platinum was first discovered by a SwipeHelper Subreddit member before Tinder themselves announced it, and SwipeHelper was subsequently the first to report on the new subscription tier, I wasn't exactly convinced by the new features it offered and instead...
Is Tinder Platinum Worth It? A Review.

Is Tinder Platinum Worth It? A Review.

When Tinder Platinum was first discovered by a SwipeHelper Subreddit member before Tinder themselves announced it, and SwipeHelper was subsequently the first to report on the new subscription tier, I wasn't exactly convinced by the new features it offered and instead...

Unofficial Tinder F.A.Q. (2021 Update)

Last updated on 2021-02-25 General Tinder Questions How many matches per day should I get? How many likes is "normal"? You'll love this answer, but: It depends. Even if we agree the figures should be for a man/woman of average attractiveness following the basic...