How to Tell If You’re Compatible With Your Bumble Match

When you’re dating with the intention of meeting a partner, it’s likely you’ll want to find a compatible match. In fact, over 60% of respondents to Bumble’s latest sex and intimacy survey in the U.S. are trying to find a partner who’s the best fit for them. But how can you actually tell if someone is or isn’t a good match? We talked to experts to find out.

Focus on what their pictures are saying

So often we focus on what a person looks like in their photos instead of what they’re doing in them. While attraction is certainly a big deciding factor, when it comes to compatibility, you want to go a little deeper than that.

“Lifestyle is important,” says relationship expert Susan Winter. “If someone has photos of themselves climbing mountains on their profile and you’re more of a hang-on-the-couch person, they may not be your match.” That might seem obvious, but often we’re attracted to the idea of someone who has an exciting photo, rather than thinking about how that type of lifestyle will mesh with ours in the real world.

Winter suggests really getting to the core of what your version of happiness is. Think about what your life consists of and what kind of life you’d want a potential partner to lead. Ask yourself questions like, “what’s my day-to-day like?” and “what activities bring me the most joy?” Viewing someone’s profile through your lifestyle lens will help you decide who may, or may not, be the best fit. Read more