Tinder ELO Score: How It Really Works + How to Hack for More Matches

Tinder elo score

What if I told you…

… there’s a top-secret, behind-the-scenes score behind your Tinder account.

A mysterious number that isn’t meant to be leaked – but still crucial regarding to WHOM you’re shown in the match game and HOW MANY likes you get…

A tiny number that can be one of the biggest reasons why you’ve FEW to NO success on Tinder.

What am I talking about?

The Tinder ELO score.

You’ll get:

  • What the Tinder Algorithm is and how it blocks your chances of love OR helps you find match your favorite women
  • How to increase your Tinder ELO using simple tricks
  • Simple follow-along steps for more matches
  • A guide to resetting your Tinder ELO score and starting fresh
  • Your way to the Tinder Hall of Fame
  • Much more about the Tinder ELO and Algorithm…

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And today I’ll show you in surgical precision how it works and how you can influence it in your favor.

And without any fuss, we’ll get right down to business.

Tinder algorithm: What is the Tinder ELO score?

If you understand the Tinder ELO score, more matches are inevitable.

So, let’s clarify once and for all what the 3 letters in ELO actually stand for.

*There’s a big surprise coming your way*

Well… to be precise, ELO isn’t a shortcut…

The ELO score is named after its creator, Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-American physicist.

He developed the ELO score in 1960 to evaluate the performance of chess players so that fairer matches could be created.

For example, there were (and still are today) certain minimum values that players must reach to participate in a chess tournament.

This should result in more balanced matches.

Yeah… The score that determines your popularity on Tinder these days comes from goddamn CHESS!

But even if the scoring system was originally designed for chess, it’s still used in a wide variety of areas…

For example:

  • At matchmaking in eSport (League of LegendsDotA, Starcraft II…)
  • In football
  • In basketball
  • At table tennis
  • And of course your absolute favorite dating app, Tinder

Good. Now you know where the ELO system actually comes from.

But how the hell does it work?

Let me give you an example.

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ELO system for dummies

Imagine you want to play a game online.

There are 3 potential opponents online: Tucker, Frank and Max.

Since you’ve been relatively successful in your last matches, you currently have an ELO score of 100.

Tucker also has 100.

Frank has 120.

Max’s score is 60.

Now let’s assume that you can earn extra points as follows:

When you win a game, you win 10 points. If you lose one, you lose 10 points.

In case of a tie your value remains unchanged.

Max doesn’t seem to have been very victorious lately compared to the others.

He only has 60 points.

This is also the reason why you would probably prefer to compete against him rather than against one of the others.

He should be easier to defeat after all.

You could simply compete against him more often to earn juicy points.

And when Max has a good day, you only lose 10 points. No big deal. At least for you.

If you ask me, this game seems to have a damn unfair matchmaking system.

Bad players aren’t rewarded for defeating a “titan” with many points.

Good players may be thrown into a match with bad players again and again and may be underchallenged.

This is exactly where ELO comes in.

ELO makes the game FAIR.

With the ELO rating, good players are rated higher than lousy players.

If Max, with his low score of 60, beat Tucker by 100…

… then he would also earn MORE points than in a game where he beats an opponent of his caliber.

Tucker, on the other hand, would lose MORE points if he loses against a low-rated opponent.

If Frank (with 120 points) beat Max (with 60 points), he would earn less points than a challenger of his caliber.

Much fairer, right?

You can’t “beat” anyone at Tinder, though – so how does your ELO score come out there?


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The real reason you can’t get matches on Tinder

Does Tinder seem unfair at times?

Then maybe you didn’t know that you can shoot yourself in the knee with every single action you take in the app.

Maybe you aren’t even aware of how much you actually cöckbløck yourself.

Let me explain what I mean by that.

If you’ve ever had the chance to walk through the Tinder profile of a beautiful woman, you’ve probably slid your jaws down to the core of the earth.

Attractive women get tons of likes. And no matter who they swipe right – every f*cking guy seems to be a match.

Some time ago, one of my friends texted me in complete outrage. Her message consisted entirely of capital letters.

She was upset…

…because she had liked a guy it WASN’T an instant match. That had never happened to her before.

She wasn’t sure if the app had a bug or not.

“Swipe right means a new match.”

That’s the way she was used to it before.

That’s how Tinder usually works for them.

Unfortunately, the reality of 11 out of 10 men is different.

They have to fight for their matches.

And it’s not like it’s going to get easier for them over time.

Many men have the problem that they might get some Likes for the first two or three days, but then – out of nowhere – they don’t get any new likes.

It seems to them that Tinder is limiting their reach, so they’re literally forced to invest in the premium subscriptions and boosts of the app.

But let me tell you something, bro.

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It’s not just the app that can make your success difficult.

Many men already meet it halfway and fu*k their profiles up, so that Tinder has almost no choice but to assign them a low ELO score.

Imagine this scenario:

  • You’re a man using Tinder for the first time. Tinder is happy to have you as its new user and blesses you with a newbie boost that temporarily increases your ELO score. However, this boost will only stay with you for a short period of time until it loses its effect and you get few or no more matches.
  • So, what do you do? You lower your standards a little bit and get more swipey. You notice how you get more matches when you’re not too picky about your choice of women.
  • To your surprise, your tactics work only moderately. Yes… you’ve scored some new matches through it, but their quality is also a bit worse. Frustrated by this, you lower your standards even further and you start swiping every woman to the right. Later, you can still decide who you really like among them and hit them up. Sounds like a solid plan, right?

This is the “strategy” of many men. What they don’t realize is that Tinder punishes them EVERY time they lower their standards.

They signal to the app’s algorithm that they will also settle for less popular women.

And their ELO score falls into infinite depths, which reduces their chances of success IMMENSELY.

But what does a fresh start look like for most women? As a woman, your Tinder experience would look something like this:

  • Whether you use your first free boost of the app, getting matches is effortless. There is no reason to complain.
  • It hails match after match and you get the impression that you’re even more sought after in the app than in real life. That’s why you become a bit pickier and more often swipe men left. You’re way too popular for them anyway – check out all your matches, girl!
  • Most likes turn into juicy matches. You’re hit up left and right. You don’t have the time to follow the whole text flood anymore. Meanwhile you only like men you find extraordinarily attractive.
  • Your ELO score will be catapulted into another galaxy, because firstly you get thousands of likes and secondly you swipe selectively – so you seem to have demands. The algorithm classifies you as a top-notch woman. Men with a low ELO score won’t be shown to you and you won’t be shown to them either.

This is the Tinder reality of many men and women.

Do you realize how this endless vicious circle can only make your situation more hopeless and frustrating?

The discrepancy between your ELO score and that of hot women is increasing to such an extent that they don’t even know you exist.

But how the hell can you break out of this vicious circle?

What is my Tinder ELO score?”: THIS is how to find your ELO score

So, you want to know what your ELO score is and how to pimp it, huh?

Then I’ve good news and bad news for you.

The bad news is that you CAN’T find your exact ELO score unless you’re a Nobel-prize winning programmer and part-time hacker…

The good news is that you can actually boost your Tinder ELO score.

But before I show you how to do that, let me first tell you…

3 plausible indicators by which you can see how high your ELO score is.

  1. The quality of the women you see in the match game
  2. The number of likes you get
  3. The number of matches you get

Yeah, I know, bro. This method isn’t super ideal – but it’s the ONLY way to get a feeling for your ELO score.

Now, if you notice how all the above indicators don’t work in your favor…

… then your ELO score is most likely quite low.

And this is the point where we go back to the good news.

You can heal your ELO score. Regenerate it. Polish it up so it shines like never before.


Well, by doing this:

The ultimate step-by-step guide to a royal Tinder score

Listen, bro.

I will tell you exactly how you can improve your ELO score.

I have to tell you one thing, though:

If you expect the steps, I’m about to tell you, will just take two seconds, you’ve cut yourself.

There is NO magic “hack” that will give you 69 times more matches in milliseconds.

You will have to invest time and energy to really get started with Tinder.

Are you willing to do this?



Then we surf the same wave.

Here are my top 5 steps for groundbreaking Tinder results:

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Step #1: Rebirth (How to do a Tinder ELO score reset)

Yeah, bro. Tinder is actually giving you a second chance.

If you delete your profile under “Settings” and uninstall the app from your phone, you will grant yourself a rebirth in Tinderland.

Tinder will reset your ELO score.

All you need to do after that is to download the app again and create a new profile.


If you perform this process too many times, you run the risk that Tinder will classify you as a spam account and shadowban you. When you’re shadow banned you will be still able to create a Tinder account but only rarely be shown to low quality profiles in the match game.

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To prevent this, I recommend you using a different email address and mobile phone number when you create a new profile. This way the app will think that you’re actually a new user, from which you can benefit massively.

Insider tip:

Your parents, uncles or aunts probably don’t use Tinder. Maybe your friends or colleagues don’t think much of the app either. You can make use of this by taking their number to verify your profile.

If you want to log in with Facebook, you can create a new profile for this purpose, which you use exclusively for Tinder (creating a new Facebook profile takes less than 2 minutes… and it can be your salvation).

Step #2: Enter a powerful alliance with social media

Tinder’s like the NSA…

The app rewards you for revealing a lot of information about yourself.

Is it doing it for its own marketing purposes?


But also, because the chances are higher that you’re a real person behind your profile.

After all, nowadays there are countless catfish and fake profiles that only advertise dubious websites.

By connecting your Tinder profile to your Instagram, Spotify and Snapchat account under “Edit Info”, you will earn additional ELO points.

As easy as that.

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Step #3: Upload spicy profile pictures

Your profile pictures are the first thing women see of you… duuuuh.

You can NOT afford to take third class pictures here.

After all, you only like women who make an interesting impression.

If you think that is superficial now, don’t whine about it and instead take exquisite pictures of yourself.

You can’t imagine how many results you could achieve if you would just invest more time, money and energy in your photos…

By the way, in this article you can find out what kind of profile pictures are by far the most attractive for women:

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Step #4: Tune your profile text

One plus one is two.

It’s dark at night.

The sun is a star.

And a bueno profile text helps indecisive women to choose for you.

“Coincidentally” I also have a powerful article for you, in which I give you powerful profile text templates, which you may shamelessly copy.

You can find it here:

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Step #5: Be a PROACTIVE boss

Tinder doesn’t like inactive users who don’t text back and NEVER update their profile.

In plain language: The app minimizes its ELO score.

Therefore, it’s better for you to stay active:

  • Don’t text women you’ve a match with weeks later – do it within the first 24 hours.
  • Swipe regularly during match play in the app (don’t forget to swipe selectively – after all, you don’t want to be categorized as an undemanding douche)
  • Update your profile every few weeks. Add a picture, remove one – adjust your profile text every now and then

Got it?


Your way into the Tinder Hall of Fame

Hallelujah, brother.

You now know everything you need to know about the Tinder ELO score and how to finally reset it – no, even polish it up.

If you follow and apply all the tips in this article, you will soon realize…

…you can get a ton of matches.

But this creates a new challenge.

A lot of hot matches are a sweet thing.

However, they’re absolutely NO use to you if you’ve no idea how to seduce women via text at all…

No matter how strong your profile is.

If you’re more unfamiliar with flirting than a bricklayer in the cockpit, you won’t even be able to get a woman to go on a date.

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