The Best Tinder Profiles Ever, In Case You Need Hilarious Inspiration

Ad failed to load

A lot of work goes into creating the perfect Tinder profile: choosing the right first photo, choosing the other photos (because one photo means you’re either a bot or a serial killer, no middle ground), writing a clever bio and, if you’re feeling adventurous, displaying the perfect song as your anthem. If you're not currently competing for "Best Tinder Profile of All Time," what are you even doing?

Don’t think you can just waltz in here with some sloppy group shot that you took at a bar three years ago, tack on a lazy “new to this Tinder thing,” and hope to get laid before week’s end. That’s not how this works. Anyone worthy of a right swipe on Tinder knows that if online dating is a game, Tinder is basically American Ninja Warrior. What’s the goal, you ask? Simple. A very public and often embarrassing battle to the death or, you know, to the first lackluster, "Hey."

There is no limit to the ways in which you can damn yourself to the hell fires of a matchless Tinder experience. Oh, what’s that, a dead animal in your profile photo? Next. You’d like to only speak in Seinfeld quotes for the rest of your life? Hard pass. You don’t have basic Photoshop skills and, for this reason and this reason only, have neglected to crop your ex out of your photos? Delete your account.

Ad failed to load

But for every Tinder fail, there’s someone out there who’s been paying attention. Someone who knows how to choose a profile photo, someone who’s here to win your heart, someone who just wants you to know that James Blunt was right, you are beautiful. Look no further, because here they are.

These are the best Tinder profiles I’ve ever seen — if only they lived in my area.

Ad failed to load

This PowerPoint presentation is better than anything I sat through in college.

I especially appreciate the dynamic layout and consistent color scheme.

Ad failed to load

Did this man just rickroll his way into my heart?

Although I’m a little concerned about his profession — what exactly does a wingman at Hallmark do? — I’m impressed by the time and effort he’s dedicated to each aspect of his Tinder profile. I mean, did you see that detailed pro/con list?

Ad failed to load

I strive to be as true to myself as Necie is.

Good at beer pong, loves McDonald’s… what more could you possibly want?

Ad failed to load

This woman calculated her attractiveness projections, three years into the future.

Gorgeous and smart.

Ad failed to load

This man’s not too sure about his skills in bed, but he does have "decent taste in Netflix."

Obviously, the key to owning Tinder is list-making and reaffirming testimonials.

Ad failed to load

This woman is a national hero.

Well, that's one way to make sure you and your Tinder matches are politically compatible. Honestly, I have never loved someone more.

Ad failed to load

I haven’t seen this one but I think it’s gonna be the one that saves me.

I love a good story in someone's Tinder profile. It doesn't hurt to know that this guy is not only funny, but also a fan of the '90s.

Ad failed to load

And the award for best animated picture... I mean, best Tinder profile goes to…

No but, seriously, have you seen his son?

Ad failed to load

When it comes to Tinder, a sense of humor goes a long way in your conversations and in your profile. You shouldn’t have to spend hours editing it. The presentation-style profile works because it’s honest, funny and light-hearted — not because anyone cares about your mediocre Microsoft Office skills. If you’re looking to improve your Tinder game (who isn’t?), start with a good profile photo (no significant others, no Snapchat filters), a descriptive bio and a well-placed joke.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Ad failed to load

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

The Travel Accessory You Need This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Leaving behind your hometown and exploring the great beyond is one of the most important things you'll ever do in your lifetime. It breaks the monotony of your daily routine, pushes you out of your comfort zone, and forces you to appreciate a world c…
By Roya Backlund

6 Commitment-Free Ways To Change Up Your Look After A Breakup, If You Feel Like It

I'm married and not breaking up (I just had to clarify before I get a call from my husband wondering what's going on). However, if for some reason we ever did separate (again, not happening!), I've imagined I'd have this Eat, Pray, Love moment where …
By Stephanie Montes

Here's Everything That's Leaving Netflix In June

Summer is here, and with it comes plenty of opportunity to binge watch more movies and TV shows that we never knew we needed in our lives. May has passed by in a blink of an eye, so I definitely need to catch up on what Netflix is getting rid of afte…
By Kristen Perrone

Cherry Print Is One Of Summer's Biggest Fashion Trends & It's So Much Sweeter Than Florals

If there's one thing that I've had my eye on this summer it's a cool, flirty cherry-print dress. Along with versatile black tops and blue denim, the color red has become a staple in my wardrobe this year and anytime I can infuse it into my daily look…
By Ariana Marsh

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Life After A Breakup, Because You Will Survive 

If you've ever been through a bad breakup, you know that the struggle is real. For the weeks (or possibly months, if it was a really bad one) that follow, life can be rough, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Don't believe me? Just l…
By Rachel Shatto

Here's How You Can Find Out What Your Aura Color Is

Do you remember that movie Almost Famous? More specifically, the scene where William is trying to have a phone call with his mom, but a clairvoyant Band-Aid keeps shouting "Your aura is purple!" in his face? Well, that was the first time I had ever h…
By Roya Backlund

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

3 Early Signs You Are Going To Have Undeniable Chemistry With Your Crush

I don't know if there's anything better than the excitement of having a new crush — especially when that feeling's reciprocated. The butterflies that rush through your stomach as soon as they enter a room. The electricity that zips through your veins…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Emoji Pool Floats Are Here To Match Every Mood You’re In This Summer

Searching for the perfect poolside accessory to lounge around in this summer? This year’s hottest warm weather water trend isn’t a big floppy hat or designer sunglasses — it’s an emoji pool float. That’s right: Your favorite little digital expression…
By Rachel Murphy

Here's How Your Mood & Your Favorite Music Are Secretly Connected, According To Science

If you're someone who's likely to be found with ear buds in her ears at all times, you might not realize just how often you listen to music, or the ways in which it's really affecting you. From your morning commute to the tunes you blast while you co…
By Caroline Burke

This Is How Long It Takes For A Partner To Really Trust You, According To Experts

Trust is easily one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship, but typically, it's not something that's fully there from the start because it takes some time to build. How long it takes for a partner to trust you is a question that doesn'…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Bask In The Glory

It's officially the second week of May, and the warmth of spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bright weather is allowing everyone to finally break out their favorite pair of shorts. If you think the gorgeou…
By Roya Backlund

7 Men Reveal What Attracted Them To Their Last Crush & They'll Make You Swoon

He reminded me of Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. That's legitimately what I found appealing about my most recent crush. Sorry, but it doesn't get any deeper than that. In other instances though, when I'm not trying to live out my lustful, adolescen…
By Sydnee Lyons

A Relationship Expert Reveals His Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

"Long-distance relationships are extremely relaxing and easy to navigate," said no one in a long-distance relationship ever. Whether you are bicoastal babes or a quick two-hour train ride apart, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes…
By Kimmy Foskett