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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:

The Levels of Swipehelper Care

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SwipeHelper Basic


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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SwipeHelper Insiders

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

  • members-only premium content; advanced guides and nifty extras
  • 20-50% member discounts on our and our partners’ offered services and products
  • members-only help forums with guaranteed responses from SwipeHelper (as opposed to Reddit)
  • Dark Mode, and more…


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SwipeHelper Profile Review

Get your Tinder profile reviewed and optimized by SwipeHelper!


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.


Full Service Dating Coaching

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

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...

Have You Been Shadow-Banned on Tinder? (Hint: Probably Not)

The term "shadowban" gets thrown around a lot these days, and usually it is misused. Since I adopted or adapted the term early on in my Tinder guides, I feel at least partially responsible for the misconceptions around shadowbans, or at least for the widespread use of...

Narrowing Your Desired Age Range May Increase Your Tinder Matches – SH Research Brief

Choosing a narrow, age appropriate age Range on Tinder may increase your matches. Hypothesis First of all, it's important to understand a key fact about Tinder, from our unofficial F.A.Q.: Users can only see other users if their chosen age ranges overlap, i.e. you can...

Tinder Does NOT Use Facial or Image Recognition – SH Research Brief

Does Tinder use facial recognition, or more simply, image recognition? ~ Tinder users, usually after trying (and failing) to reset their account, noting a persisting lack of matches and believing Tinder must be tracking them and sticking them with their old score, or...

The Great Big 2021 SH Online Dating Service Test

Tinder vs. Bumble vs. Hinge vs. OkCupid vs. Zoosk vs. Eharmony vs. vs. Elite Singles vs. AdultFriendFinder - which online dating service is best? Time is valuable and dating site subscriptions are expensive. I've tested the top contenders so you don't have...

Announcing the First SwipeHelper eBook & “SwipeHelper Insiders” Membership

  The turn of the year has been a very busy period for SwipeHelper and I'm proud to announce both my first eBook, and the SwipeHelper Insiders membership model! "The Ultimate SH Guide to Tinder" eBook "The Ultimate SH Guide to Tinder - 2021 Edition" represents...

Tinder Prompts Cheat Sheet

Before the grand opening of your Tinder account, you might want to already prepare one or two prompt answers to show in your profile. (See UTG pt 2.) To help you with that, I've already looked through all the possible prompts Tinder will present you...

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...

Getting Fewer and Fewer Tinder Matches? You’re not Alone.

If you got significantly more matches in the past, but have seen them dwindling over the past months or year, or if you took a long hiatus from Tinder and just came back to dismal match rates that make you think your app might be broken, then this article is for you and the many people sharing your experience; Because yes, you are not the only one and it’s probably not your fault.