You can apply to be on Love Island through your Tinder app - here’s how

You can apply to be on Love Island through your Tinder app - here’s how (Photo: Shutterstock/ITV)

For the first time ever, hopeful singles can apply through Tinder to try and appear on the new series of Love Island.

The dating app has partnered with the hit ITV show, giving users the opportunity to be added to a so-called ‘priority list’, guaranteeing them the chance to be seen by the casting team.

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How do I apply through Tinder?

From 23 March 2021, Tinder users will be able to swipe right to apply for this summer’s series.

Swipe Cards will appear between potential matches on the app. To apply, swipe right on the Swipe Card and your profile will then be submitted to the Tinder team for review and verification.

Once selected by the Tinder team, Love Island hopefuls will be contacted by Tinder.

Applicants will need to confirm details, and once that is complete, the Tinder user will be added to a prioritised list for the Love Island casting team, taking them one step closer to sitting round the firepit.

Tips for getting your profile noticed

Love Island mentions in Tinder bios increased by 30 per cent between the first episode of the programme in January 2020 and the final episode.

Tinder and Love Island have supplied five top tips for getting your profile noticed when applying for the show:

  • When applying for the show, be authentic. Show off your unique personality by creating a bio that gives us the insight into the real you
  • Make sure you upload pictures that best represent you. And by you, we mean just you. Ditch the group shots and go solo in front of the camera
  • Show off what you love to do in your spare time by telling us about your hobbies and interests - add in your Spotify anthems and generally a bit more about you
  • The more you tell us, the more likely you are to get noticed. Make sure you select your ‘passions’ in your profile
  • We need to see that you’ve been looking for love on Tinder. Have you matched on Tinder recently? If not, get on the app