Got New Dating Photos? Try this Dating App Reset

If you’ve had a dating profile up on one or more dating apps for a while, and you finally pulled the trigger on hiring a dating app photographer, this hack could be the difference between getting a small bump in likes and matches, and a HUGE one. 

Doesn’t matter if you do this before you upload your new dating profile photos, or after, but I recommend before so you can really get that clean slate.

>>shoutout to my Client Seth who shared this insight with me so I could pass it along. Here’s the scoop…

After our dating photo session, Seth uploaded his new dating pics to his old Bumble profile, and left his written bio pretty much the same. 

Seth’s Bumble profile photos before he hired me were…not good.

In his new dating profile photos Seth looks HELLA FINE. To be fair, Seth *is* hella fine. But he also hired a great dating profile photographer (I’m not even attempting to be modest anymore, lol!). 

Anyhow, after his dating photo session Seth uploaded his new hella fine dating photos to Bumble. He told me “I saw a slight increase in likes and matches but it didn’t feel right considering the giant leap in the quality of my new photos…”

He marinated on it for a week or too and then he tried something…and it worked. Here’s what Seth did: 

He deleted his Bumble account, unlinked the Facebook app, waited a day, and then signed up again (same phone number, same bio, new pics). 

>>>Seth’s likes “skyrocketed to 100 in ONE DAY”.  

Seth said he had been on Bumble for “too long” so maybe that has something to do with it. I like to speculate on all manner of things and I feel like this might be a dating app algorithm situation (I have zero technical expertise here but a handful of software developer dating photo clients tell me there may be something to this theory PLUS, there’s pretty much no downside to trying).

My theory is that if you’ve had a profile up on a particular dating app and haven’t been getting much action, the dating app’s algorithm stops surfacing your profile as much so fewer people lay eyes on you. Delete the app, wait a few days, then start again, and the app’s algorithm might see you as fresh meat. And in this case–the meat is fuckin FRESSSSHHHHH because your new dating photos look amazing!

If you’ve massively improved the quality of your dating profile photos and aren’t seeing what you’d expect in terms of increased likes and matches, try this…


  1. Copy your written profile (or take screenshots) so you can recreate it later
  2. Delete your account for that dating app
  3. Unlink any social media (not sure how necessary this is but why not)
  4. Wait 24+ hours
  5. Sign up for the dating app again (same phone number is fine)
  6. *optional* pay for premium (some clients tell me this helps if you do it as a fresh start)
  7. Recreate your bio and upload your new & improved dating profile photos

I’m not an official hacker, nor am I a dating app algorithms expert so take this with a grain of salt. What I do know is that dating apps use complex algorithms to determine which profiles to surface and to whom, and it makes sense to me that a “new” profile might get preferential treatment (like, “ladies! Check out this new stud!”), plus I bet they want to get a “new” user stoked about all the hotties they’re meeting so they spend a lot of time on the app.

At this point, this little reset has worked for Seth and a number of my other clients so, maybe it could work for you! Plus, it’s pretty damn easy so what do you have to lose?

Good luck! Let me know how it goes for you — email a dating profile photographer.