Tinder is one of the most used apps in existence, and it’s no wonder why. It’s hard to hate an app that is so incredibly convenient and lets you hook up with people in your area with such ease. With millions of people all over the world using this app, it’s important for people to know how to master the perfect hookup. There are a number of steps that you will need to follow before you can do this, and they will improve your sex life greatly.

1. Don’t Take it too Seriously
Tinder is just an app, not a way of life. A lot of people get far too caught up in this app for their own good. Don’t let it become an obsession, because that is when it is unhealthy and detrimental to your life. The best way to enjoy this app is casually (just like your hookups). When you start to over think and dwell on things, you are no longer having fun. It’s really not that big of a deal if someone wasn’t interested in meeting you.

2. Don’t Concentrate too much on Getting Laid
While it may be true that you are on Tinder to get laid like everyone else, you should take a relaxed approach. A lot of guys on this app get really carried away with finding girls to sleep with that they end up getting rejected left and right. The fact is that women don’t want men who are going to treat them like an object, even if they are just hooking up.

3. Take Good Quality Photos
Make sure that you have good quality photos of yourself, because otherwise it will be impossible for people to know whether or not they are attracted to you. Your face and body should be clearly displayed in your photos. If you are still using old pictures, make sure to update them. The last thing you want to do is trick someone into having sex with you by showing them old pictures from when you were younger and perhaps a bit trimmer.

4. Don’t Hesitate
Remember the saying “He who hesitates masturbates?” Well, it’s true. You shouldn’t wait for the other person to write you. Take the leap and engage the person yourself if you are interested in them. There is a very good chance that the person you are talking to will be very happy about your choice to write them.

5. Clearly State What you Want
You should always make a point of clarifying what you are looking for right in your profile. It’s never a good idea to give others a false sense of your intentions on an app like this. If you are just looking for sex, you should make that crystal clear. There is nothing wrong with wanting anything, as long as you make it known. It is never a good idea to lead people on, because it won’t end up very well.

6. Keep the Conversation Flowing
There shouldn’t be too many awkward pauses in your Tinder conversation. Make sure that you keep the conversation flowing freely and do your best to impress whoever you are interested in. The more the conversation starts to slow down, the less likely you will be to get the person in bed or on a date. You also need to be as interesting as possible, because these days people have very short attention spans. If you are boring or slow to respond, you aren’t going to get very far.

7. Realize When it’s Time to Call it Quits
If it just doesn’t seem like the other person is really that into you, it’s important that you know when it is time to just stop and give up. Sometimes they won’t be into you, and that’s okay. Just make sure that you don’t pathetically try to keep hanging on. This app is all about being casual and fluid, so keep that in mind when talking to people on it.

8. Don’t Try to be Someone Else
You should always try to impress the people you are talking to, but you don’t want to pretend to be someone else entirely. Both men and women can sense when someone is doing that, as it is usually pretty obvious once they meet in person. If you ever plan on actually meeting the person, you definitely don’t want to do this. This is a good rule to follow even if you are just trying to have sex with someone.

9. Drive the Conversation Towards the Real World
While it’s fine to do some classic Tinder flirting at first, you will need to work on driving the conversation towards the real world, which means getting their number. You can also ask for their Facebook if you feel the time is right. You definitely don’t want to rush things by asking too soon though.

10. Meet the Person As soon as Possible
You don’t want to wait too long to actually meet the person, because you could miss your golden opportunity. A lot of people make the huge mistake of trying to play games or getting nervous and just talking for way too long. This can quickly turn off the other person and kill any chances you had of getting them into bed or on a date.

11. Don’t Plunge Right into Sex
It’s usually not a great idea to dive right into having sex, even if both of you just want something casual. When you take some time to get to know each other, you can make the whole experience of having sex a lot more enjoyable all around. Most people don’t want to be treated like an object that is to be used just for sex, so keep this in mind. It is important that you take things slowly or at least slow-ish. This is particularly crucial if you are a guy who has found a girl that he likes on Tinder.


Anna Perkins is a relationship writer who offers her own forthright opinion over the worlds of dating, romance, relationships , marriage and friendships. She loves cats, traveling, spending time with her son and husband.

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