Tinder is pretty simple to use. You upload a picture, say something about yourself and swipe right until you find love right? Wrong!
Tinder may be simple to use but there are many things you can do to improve your odds of matching with someone worthwhile. We've gathered as much information regarding Tinder as we could find in order to create the ultimate guide to increasing your matches. So you can either pay attention and improve your odds or you can just keep meeting the same creepers over and over.
1. Facts you should know
There are 50,000,000 people on Tinder and over 10,000,000 active daily users.
38% of Tinder users are 18-24 years old and 45% are 25-34 years old.
Surprisingly only 62% of Tinder users are guys. (We thought it would be a lot more)
A whopping 42% of users aren't even single.
There are 15,000,000 matches every day.
Matches increase by 60% around Valentines day.
2. The people you meet
The Staller - They talk to you for weeks but are never actually willing to meet in person.
The Hook-Up - They're only here for sex and they make that very clear.
The Undercover Hookup - They're only here for sex and they make that very un-clear.
The Enthusiast - Their to-do list is endless. They hike, they live at the gym, they skydive, they're always attending some kind of class or activity and they are exhausting to keep up with.
The "My Diet Defines Me" - Why does every fact about you revolve around your eating habits?
The No Photo - Everything about them is perfect, but no photo. Not worth the risk.
The Robot - " Thanks for the message, check out my profile on this other website so we can chat". Seems legit.
3. The Perfect Picture
Pictures are the most important part of any good Tinder profile so pay attention:
Profile picture - This the most important one. Make sure it's a clear, good quality photo of you from the waist up. If it's only your face, people assume you're fat. If there are other people in the photo, people assume you're the ugliest one.
Original picture - Your profile should feature at least one photo of you doing something other than sitting on the couch. Show off your interests or any sport/activity you're into.
Group shot - Now is the time to put the picture of you and your friends. We've established which one you are, now prove to us you're not a total loser.
Picture with members of the opposite sex - This one must be done carefully, it must show that you aren't repulsive and you can attract members of the opposite sex, but it can't be a romantic setting otherwise it just looks like you aren't over your ex.
Make sure your pictures aren't all selfies - that proves you aren't narcissistic and you actually have friends that are willing to take pictures of you.
This especially works well for women, a funny offbeat comment can easily win over someone who's on the fence about swiping right.
5. Don't be creepy
This is self explanatory, if you require more than you're probably already being creepy. Stop being creepy.
Luckily — or unluckily, depending on how cute or creepy you think he is — Theodore's next stops are at ports across Quebec, including Montreal. And you can go take photos from the water's edge and in ports, COVID-19 protocols permitting.
As part of his sustainability efforts in collaboration with Swim Drink Fish, Theodore is aiming to collect 100,000 watermarks over the next year for the Watermark Project, which collects personal stories of people on their local waterways.
The idea is to "help researchers identify waters where people swim, drink, or fish, so that those uses can be protected in the future while building a legacy of connecting Canadians to the water."
Theodore Too is expected to arrive in Montreal on June 27. The exact location will be provided closer to his arrival.
Teleport is a new video speed-dating platform where you get set up with five people that you share similarities with and get to go on five dates in 30 minutes.
Afterwards, you're able to continue messaging the people you met during the dates if you both chose the option to keep talking to one another.
It is designed for people of all sexual orientations.
To get paired up, you get yourself a "ticket" for different events that pique your interest, such as one called "Outdoor Adventure anyone?" then you will get to meet people who also signed up for the same event when it begins.
Teleport will officially launch in Montreal on June 17 at 8 p.m. and you'll be able to start signing up for events that evening, which will allow you to go on dates with people of similar interests.
"Starting June 17th, we will have weekly events on Thursdays, 8 pm where people are smartly paired," Teleport told MTL Blog.
Why do the creators think Teleport is necessary in today's world?
The creators of Teleport, Chad Goodman, Tyler Greenberg and Michael Ding have been working on the app for two years now. "We completely evolved the way you meet new people," the creators told MTL Blog.
"The future of social is live, in the moment, and as exciting as the real world. We believe that the best encounters are face-to-face. When you can see their smile, hear their voice, and feel their energy."
"Swiping right will never replace that magic. But, swiping and texting have replaced real connections. The very apps that seek to bring us together are what are making us feel so alone."
They concluded by saying, "Dating should be exciting, in the moment, and face-to-face, not a mindless game, swiping on fake profiles. Teleport is inspired by the real world, and we believe that it’s the first real dating app.”
How can I make a Teleport profile?
Once Teleport launches on June 17, you'll be able to go to either the website or the app, which you can find under "Teleport Dating: Video Events" on the Apple App Store, and start building your profile.
When creating your Teleport profile, you'll be asked different questions like your star sign, how often you exercise, "do you enjoy drinking?" and more to help the team at Teleport get to know you better.
You can also write a bio about yourself and add various photos.
Once your profile is all set up, you can take a look at the events happening for Montreal and see which ones you'd be interested in video chatting people at!
Summer is approaching, and one thing I’m beyond excited about is park days. After a few drinks, some sunshine and a great time spent with my roommates, it’ll feel like any other normal year (kind of).
As someone who's very into the outdoors and living a healthy lifestyle, I’m very conscious of what I’m putting in my body — especially when it comes to alcohol. But at the same time, I do love the idea of a boozy refreshment after a day of activities.
Excited for the summer and knowing it’s going to be full of picnics and lake days, I wanted to find a fresh new drink I can enjoy that’s still relatively low in carbs. I had noticed the ubiquitous alcoholic seltzer, White Claw, popping up all around and it seemed like the time to find out what all the fuss is about.
Right off the bat, I was super impressed with the nutritional information. With 5% ABV, each 355 ml can is made with just one gram of carbs and 100 calories. With no artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or preservatives, it checks off all my boxes for a drink you can feel good about.
In order to prepare for a summer full of outdoor adventures, I thought it suitable to try out the different flavours of White Claw carried by my local dépanneur (they're also available in grocery stores and the SAQ).
The variety pack includes cans of Black Cherry, Mango, Natural Lime and Ruby Grapefruit. In addition to this, I bought an extra can each of Raspberry and Watermelon. Here’s what I thought of each flavour.
Immediately after taking my first sip of the Black Cherry, I was transported back to my childhood. The tart and sweet cherry taste reminded me of my favourite gummies that I loved as a kid. If you're new to the hard-seltzer game, this is the flavour I’d recommend you start with.
It has a light black cherry flavour with a carbonated feel. However, White Claw Black Cherry is more distinctive than the others, making it a great easy-drinking option if you're looking to enjoy a couple, perhaps on a rooftop terrasse or balcony.
It seems like everyone's favourite White Claw is Mango. I actually remember people struggling to find this flavour last summer, so I had pretty high expectations.
When it comes to mango-flavoured beverages and candy, I'm personally not a huge fan, but the White Claw Mango hits the spot. It's as smooth as the Ruby Grapefruit with the freshness that I loved in the Natural Lime flavour.
Natural Lime and Black Cherry were my absolute favourites, but I was still impressed with Mango. If I had to have a mango-flavoured beverage, this one would be first on my list.
The packaging is adorable, and the yellow basically screams summer and sunshine. Its fruity flavour makes it the perfect drink to relax with after an active, adventure-type day. I would grab a few White Claw Mangos for a post-yoga picnic or to relax after a game of beach volleyball.
The Ruby Grapefruit flavour is much more bright and citrusy but still tastes like fizzy water. The best thing about White Claw, in my opinion, is how subtle the flavour of each fruit is. It makes it easy to enjoy without feeling too overwhelmed.
This one was smooth, with a light hint of zesty grapefruit. It would be great at the end of a fun hike or during a barbecue at the park.
The White Claw Raspberry didn't come in the variety pack, because (along with White Claw Watermelon) it is a new addition to the lineup. The deep red colour on the can immediately grabbed my attention and I just had to test it out.
In general, I love raspberry-flavoured anything, and this drink only reinforced that trend. I found that it was a brighter flavour than the rest, without being overly sugary, which is something I really enjoyed. I think fans of the Black Cherry can expect to like Raspberry too.
The first thing I noticed about this addition to the White Claw family is the adorable use of colour on the can: pink and green, just like a watermelon. The drink's aesthetic immediately appealed to me before I even cracked it open.
Watermelon on a hot summer day could be one of my favourite things in the world. So naturally, I saved the best for last, and this flavour did not disappoint.
If you're looking for a White Claw with a more distinctive taste, this one would be my recommendation. Super light and refreshing, this drink still carries the recognizable White Claw flavour, while maintaining the freshness needed to keep cool on a warm day.
This drink would go hand-in-hand with a juicy piece of fruit after a long day of outdoor activities, with some music in the background, sunshine and a slight summer breeze.
I'm glad I jumped on the White Claw bandwagon and I'm surprised I hadn't done it sooner. They're now sold at grocery and convenience stores across Quebec, as well as at the SAQ. I've never really been one to love seltzers, but White Claw has completely changed that.
I'm happy I tried out the different options because now I feel like I have a specific flavour in mind for different activities. I'm looking forward to sipping a White Claw Natural Lime on my balcony on a casual Tuesday night, and enjoying a few cans of White Claw Mangos and Black Cherries on the weekend!
White Claw is now available across Quebec at grocery stores, convenience stores and the SAQ. To learn more, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Although products were provided for free in this review, the author's opinions are genuine and do not reflect the views of Narcity Media.
Narcity does not condone the overconsumption of alcohol. If you're going to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly and only if you’re of legal age.
You could make $19.75 an hour with insurance and more.
Now that the province is slowly going back to normal, many people are looking for work. Although job searching might seem scary in a post-COVID-19 world, don't be discouraged: prospects are actually brighter than they seem.
A lot of companies are hiring despite the pandemic, and National Bank of Canada is one of them. The financial institution is looking for part-time and full-time customer service representatives to work at its Montreal and Sherbrooke offices.
As one of Quebec's biggest banks, National Bank helps its 2.7 million clients meet their financial goals and bring their projects to life, like buying a home or starting a business. This people-centric mindset applies to the bank's employees too, who have access to great perks from day one.
If you're bilingual, have a high school diploma and know your way around technology, you can bring your ambitions to life by joining one of National Bank's call-centre teams. As an equal-opportunity employer, the company is open to candidates who are just starting out and to seasoned professionals who want to try a new career path.
As a customer service representative, you'll give clients an optimal online experience and bring a human touch to their interactions with the bank by answering their questions, helping them resolve their issues and giving them advice for their banking needs.
To succeed in this position, you'll need to be a good listener and have great people skills. You should also be good with computers.
On top of being paid $19.75 an hour, as a call-centre employee, you'll have access to paid training, flexible group insurance, retirement savings, stock-option plans and even tuition reimbursement. Depending on your schedule, you could also get night- and weekend-shift premiums.
You can also expect raises during your first year as you grow within your role.
Because National Bank wants its team to feel fulfilled at work, you'll have a ton of opportunities to grow your career, not only in the bank's call centres but also in other fields, like investment, credit, insurance and brokerage.
The company has an employee-assistance program and virtual healthcare to improve working conditions and employees' well-being. Staff can also volunteer for organizations that have a positive impact on society through National Bank's community involvement program.
As one of 26,000 National Bank employees, you'll receive preferred banking rates — so you can not only better understand clients' needs by putting yourself in their shoes but also find the best products and services for you.
If you want to take on new challenges and start on a fresh career path, you can apply for a customer service job online at the bank's website. There are several positions available in downtown Montreal and Sherbrooke.
Customer Service Representative
Company: National Bank
Locations: 600, rue De La Gauchetière O. in Montreal, right next to the Square-Victoria–OACI metro station, and 91, boul. Jacques-Cartier S. in Sherbrooke
Details: If you want benefits like flexible group insurance, a retirement savings plan, and a fast-paced and challenging work environment, National Bank is a great choice.