Now that you can add Spotify music to your Tinder, the pressure is on. The best "My Anthem" songs for your Tinder profile hit that sweet spot between sparking an awesome conversation and showing off your A+ taste in music. Ideally, your song choice gains you brownie points for a pitch-perfect pop culture reference and conveys something meaningful about who you are and what you're looking for.
Don't get me wrong, I know that's a tall order. But it's doable, I promise.
Stuck? Think about what you might choose to sing on a karaoke date (let's pretend for a sec that belting into a mic in front of a hot person who was a stranger until very recently is something we are all comfortable with). You want the song to convey how you're feeling in the moment without being totally cheesy. There's a reason that none of the suggestions below include Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing." It's a fantastic song, but the context makes it creepy.
You could go the funny, ironic route, or you could pick a song that accurately represents what you're actually looking for on Tinder. Below, my recommendations for an anthem that'll get you more matches and lead to more satisfying conversations.
If You Keep Matching With Total Losers
TLC said it best with "No Scrubs." Back in 1999, the band was annoyed with guys "Hangin' out the passenger side / Of his best friend's ride / Trying to holla at me," but in 2017, those same slackers wind up bugging you on Tinder. Fend off scrubs from the start by selecting this as your anthem, and watch people fall all over themselves to prove why they're worth your time.
If You're Sick Of Conversations That Never Lead To Actual Dates
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen cuts right to the chase:
Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
But here's my number
So, call me maybe
Plus, it's just flirty enough to kick off a conversation without feeling too cutesy.
If You're A Serial Dater On The Prowl For Your Next Fling
Taylor Swift released "Blank Space" as a tongue-in-cheek nod to her reputation as a boy-crazy serial dater. But take a look at the lyrics — have you ever seen a song more perfectly suited to Tinder?
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love's a game, want to play?
This pop hit is just meta enough to work.
If You Want A Relationship
Here's your plan:
Song: Kanye West's very underrated "Bound 2."
Bio: "I just want someone to love me as much as Kanye loves Kanye."
Boom — you'll be wifed up in five seconds by someone with excellent taste. It'll be fine.
If You Want A Surefire Hit
Go with "Chanel" by Frank Ocean. Everybody loves Frank Ocean, it's science.
But seriously, this is a good pick if you're not trying to make a huge ~statement~ with your song and just want to showcase that you have taste.
If You're DTF
Real talk, is there any song that drips with more sexual innuendo than "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber? No, no there is not. And ever since Bieber overhauled his reputation with his last album, there's a weirdly high number of dudes out there who love the Biebs. So yep, "Despacito" it is. Be safe, have fun, good night!
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