Tom Maxwell, a 24-year-old journalist, got his Tinder profile reviewed by an expert for Insider's Dating App Clinic.
Our expert said he needs to get better, full-body photos and toss out the tattoo picture.
Tom should also reconsider his deal breakers for possible matches.
Tom Maxwell, a 24-year-old technology journalist, volunteered to have his Tinder profile reviewed for Insider's Dating App Clinic, a new series where we ask experts how to revamp your dating profiles to increase your chances of finding a match.
"I want to convey that I'm an unconventional person by many standards but hard working," Tom said. "I'm down for anything and constantly trying new things, like hobbies and food."
Using Tinder and Bumble, Maxwell told Insider he wants to find someone who can match his adventurous energy.
Rori Sassoon, an NYC-based dating expert and co-owner of matchmaking agency Platinum Poire, told Insider what Tom could do to improve his dating profile to increase his chances of finding a match.
It's great that we can see Tom's face and smile in the photos
Starting with the positives, Tom's photos do a great job showcasing his face and eyes, the expert said.
"Sunglasses conceal what a person truly looks like, and we are able to see both his smile and entire face," Sassoon told Insider. "He evokes a happy-go-lucky spirit, presumably with some cheekiness intertwined."
He needs a wider variety of photos and to get rid of the tattoo picture ASAP
However, Sassoon said Tom needs to add some variety to his profile by including photos of his full body and pictures that showcase his hobbies.
She also said Tom should get rid of the tattoo picture and write about his love for tattoos in his bio instead.
"His chosen profile pictures do him a disservice - especially the tattooed image," Sassoon said. "It is detracting from the rest of his profile. His first picture should be his best, and he needs to insert a full body photo where he is radiating his best smile and posture."
Tom's bio should cut down on unnecessary puns and focus on his interests and career
As far as his bio goes, Sassoon said Tom does a good job outlining his career and his interests by saying things like "looking for new friends who want to go hiking, get drinks, and do other fun stuff."
The Jeffrey Epstein pun he includes, however, isn't doing him any favors according to Sassoon.
"A lot of people overly use certain quotes or pop culture references. Side note: Seinfeld and Friends are classics in their own right, but they do not differentiate you from a sea of vanilla profiles," Sassoon said. "Jeffrey Epstein should be erased from the profile in a similar fashion."
In addition to removing the pun, Sassoon said Tom should use more specific adjectives to describe his sense of humor and what he wants in a partner.
"Tinder is a dating app at heart, and he should say what he is looking for in a match - whether that be casual, long term, or somewhere in between," Sassoon said. "What does he value in a partner?"
Tom should reevaluate some of his deal-breakers like 'large size' and 'extravagant lifestyle'
As far as deal breakers go, Tom said he isn't interested in people "advertising their drug use," people with "large size," and people who live an "extravagant lifestyle."
Sassoon said Tom should reconsider his alienating and possibly offensive descriptions of people.
"Living a high-end lifestyle does not make a person good or bad. He is alienating a group of individuals before he matches - let alone meets a person," Sassoon said. "'Large size' is vague and potentially offensive. Is Tom referring to a large chest size? Joking aside, he should truly specify what he wants."
Overall, Tom should reconsider his deal breakers, use different photos, and take puns out of his bio, she said.
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