Builders Get More Tinder Matches Than Other Trades, Valentine’s Day Survey Shows

Builders Get More Tinder Matches Than Other Trades, Valentine’s Day Survey Shows

Trades who add the job title ‘builder’ to their Tinder bio can almost double their chances of a Valentine’s Day match, a new survey has revealed.

With love in the air for Valentine’s Day, Showers To You investigated whether adding a trades job title into a bio on dating app Tinder would increase the chances of a match. 

The findings were especially positive for builders: being a builder will get you more matches than any other tradesman job, the research found. 

To investigate how effective listing a trades job title on Tinder would be, Showers To You created male Tinder profiles and ensured the name, picture and age remained unchanged. Only the job title changed on the bio. The profiles were left online for 48 hours, and a total of 200 people swiped right (indicating a match). 

Builders received 111 matches, nearly double the amount of those without a tradesman job in their bio (60). Plumbers followed closely behind (101 matches).

However, men with a fireplace installer in their bios were not deemed hot enough, getting only 38 matches. Tilers were also unlucky in love when their job title was included in their bios.

On average a male with a tradesman job in their bio received 80.6 matches in two days. The research did not account for female tradespeople.

Not Just For Valentine’s Day

While single builders will seemingly have plentiful Valentine’s Day dating options, it is electricians who are regarded as the friendliest tradespeople in the UK. And striking up a rapport with a tradesperson is an important aspect of building your own home. 

Builders and tradespeople can play a significant role in a self build or renovation, and taking on a tradesperson for the first time can always be a gamble. Before hiring, it can be a good idea to visit a project they have worked on and/or speak with previous clients.

Word of mouth remains one of the best ways of sourcing a builder or tradesperson.

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