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Tinder ELO Score 2022: what is it and how to increase it

Tinder's ELO score has a big impact on your dating success. Find out what is your score, how to calculate it, and how to improve your tinder elo.
tinder elo what is it and how to reset it 2022 edition

In the ever-changing world of dating, Tinder has become a mainstay in most young adult's lives. We swipe left or right on potential matches and hope for the best. But have you ever wanted to know what your rating is? That's where Tinder Elo comes into play.

There is a lot of mystery behind what Tinder uses to match people and organize people's "deck" of profiles to see. Tinder has been communicating around it several times, including this famous article.

This blog post will tell you all about this hidden feature that not many people know about!

Of course, this only applies if you are a legit user, not banned. If you have issues at this stage checkout our article to properly reset.

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Table of Content

Here is the outline of the article, feel free to jump to the section that interests you the most.

  1. What does ELO stand for?
  2. Does tinder still use Elo?
  3. How do you get ELO on tinder? How to increase it?
  4. How to Reset Tinder and Restore Your Elo Score in 2022
what does elo stand for

What does ELO stand for?

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ELO is a system invented to evaluate the relative skills of players, in a zero-sum game (think of chess, competitive video games etc).

We can think of Tinder as a match-making app, a big dating tournament. Within your swiping session, you will see a certain amount of people from a deck of profiles in front of you.

Imagine you, opening the app. Your eyes scan the screen, searching for a potential partner. You see people in front of you and can decide whether or not to accept them as your teammate or opponent.

You carefully examine each person's profile before choosing who will go on with this game session by clicking yes (swipe right) or no (swipe left).

Of course, there are certain questions that arise from both perspectives. Questions that arise for you, AND for Tinder:

  • Who do you see?

  • In what order?

This task, Tinder has at hand when people use their service: figuring out how to place these potential matches on an algorithmically generated list that will most likely give them exactly what they want (basically making sure your love life doesn't suck).

Have you ever wondered why Tinder is working for your friends but not you?

It's hard to know what makes a dating profile attractive, and even harder to know which pictures are good or not.

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Does tinder still use Elo?

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Well, it is no sure. They actually denied it several times, but the algorithm itself stays blurry. What is sure is that the question I mentioned before has to be answered one way or another.

What do we know for sure?

  • Tinder has to get a sense of who you are likely to like.

  • It also surely needs to get an idea of who is going to like you.

Don't forget that Tinder wants you to be happy on the app first, unlike what people think. If you are desperate you'll just leave the app. However, it wants you to still get a glimpse of what you could have.

In order to get you to use the app more, Tinder wants you to dream. Dream to match those perfect girls you see. It also wants you to be able to find people that might like you back, so you get matches from time to time and stay happy!

Those two conditions make it almost compulsory for Tinder to get a sense of your attractiveness. It may not be an exact score, but very similar in the end.

In other words, it has to rank you.

This is true if you are either a man or a woman!

Now the HACK.

Because I see you coming at me :

"I'm not a model, I am doomed".

Of course. I've been there.

Read this:

Your attractiveness is not only "how good-looking" you are.

It actually mostly is not.

Your beauty is for sure important while dating. But a good photo is not about that! Spending time shooting the perfect picture can really skyrocket your results alone. Then swiping will get more pleasant.

Your general attractiveness depends on your behavior. The algorithm knows it!

The better Tinder user you are, the more likely to be shown you are.

A lot of people think that Tinder ranks its users by their looks, but this is not the case. In fact, there are three main factors in a person's attractiveness: profile pictures; behavior on the app (swiping right to like someone and left to pass); and interactions with others through messages or matches.

A lot of little details are favored by the app: how often do you use it? How long? How fast and often do you engage with your matches?

Many others can be thought of: are you a model user, using all the available features?

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How do you get ELO on tinder? How to increase it?

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It is easy. There are 2 main things you need to do. First, show Tinder that you are a person of high value and success. Second, behave like a person of high value and model the behavior of other people on Tinder.

You can improve your profile by editing your photos and adding a bio. This is the key to better online dating results and improving your score! Think about quality. A bad photo can really impact your ratings.

Many people don't take enough pictures of themselves, or they think it's useless to spend time on that.

But this can help you stand out among other men on the app!

We talk about this in our e-book, to quickly stand out from other men on the app.


Honestly, in 2022, with a smartphone taking professional-level photos, what is your excuse not to work on your poses and take as many as needed?

Second point: be a model user.

Respect yourself and behave like a high-value individual.

Your usage of the app will impact a lot your ELO. What would a high-value person do? Swipe only on the girls you REALLY like.

If you swipe right fiercely on all the girls that are shown to you, you will quickly be perceived as a non-selective person. And will therefore be shown anyone, or mainly similar users, that may not be so attractive.

Engage FAST with your Tinder matches.

Send your first message fast to the woman you matched!

It is not in Tinder's interest to let matches expire so they are motivated for both parties to keep the conversation going.

This means that if you engage with people on tinder, it will increase your ELO score. If a person doesn't interact at all with anyone on tinder, their ELO rank decreases and this can lead them to get booted off of the app completely or have limited access to other users.

There are many other tricks we discuss in our ebook about behavioral importance.

All those changes take time to show their impact. Be patient.

Last bonus tip: the money impact.

A good way to improve your rank is to pay in the app. You will be shown more and get bonus exposure. But you should not do this if you have had no results before!

It joins what I just described, paying makes you a better user from Tinder's perspective. It could be Tinder plus,  Tinder gold, or Tinder platinum (the best).

But I insist. Build a strong profile, and strong habits, with quality photos before!

You can get a lot of quality matches before spending a single dime.  

Small aside. Did you know it is possible to make your profile more attractive in 2 minutes and get more matches every day?

Thanks to our Artificial Intelligence trained on 10,000+ pictures rated by hot girls, you will be able to access personalized feedback and tips to boost your dating profile for good.

You will know exactly which pictures are good or not, and most importantly why.

So, what are you waiting for to take charge of your dating life?

how to reset tinder and restore your elo score in 2022

How to Reset Tinder and Restore Your Elo Score in 2022

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Now here you are, you read the article but you are thinking

Great thing, however, my ELO must be SO low since I have 0 matches, what can I do?#

You may be too deep in the deck.

What does this mean? Too deep in the deck: no one or very few girls will see you! If no one sees you, how can they like you?

Reset your account on Tinder and you can get your ELO score back. There are two ways to do it.

  1. One way is to make a lot of changes in what you do, like your habits or photos as we saw before.

  2. The other way is if you are too deep in the profile deck, or think that you might be shadow-banned, then resetting your account will help.

Also, Tinder hates it! It makes you look like a bot, and you may be banned for it!

So warnings: This can be dangerous, and you should not do it without the intention of changing your habits. If you are banned on Tinder, this will make things even worse!

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After reading this article, you should have a good understanding of how Tinder Elo works and what factors influence it. Armed with this information, you can start taking steps to increase your own Elo rating.

We suggest focusing on increasing the number of right swipes you get as well as boosting your attractiveness rating. However, remember that there are other factors that contribute to your Elo score, so don’t neglect them! Keep up with your profile picture quality, bio content, and overall engagement on the app. And lastly, always stay humble – no one likes an arrogant user.

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Ben Bailey

Ben is one of the best Tinder Experts I've ever met and one of the few that cracked the algorithm of Tinder. Every week, Ben is publishing new articles on ROAST, helping 1M+ of people to get more matches, dates, and find the one!