Since Surge is quite a visual app that heavily relies on profile pictures, it is obvious that the app has strict guidelines when it comes to this. Profile pictures are reviewed and often rejected if they do not comply with the community standards. This can allude to the fact that the app's developers have been studying the trends of online dating that they only want what's best for their community.
They want clear headshots of their users only--the more HD, the better. They reckon that having a well-lit, crisp, and clear photograph of your face can increase your chances of getting more likes and matches. Say goodbye to cute animal photos, group shots, blurry or dark photos since those are the major no-nos of this app.
Aside from the profile picture, you can also add five public photos of yourself and three private photos. The rules of these photos are laxer. As long as you are recognizable in them and they don't have any explicit content, these photos can be anything--may they be nature shots or group pictures. Note that only Premium Members can access the private photos you are willing to share.
To further personalize your profile, you can link your Facebook, Instagram and Spotify accounts. Not only will this plug your other social media accounts, but you can also give others a glimpse of what you are really like as a person. They can check out your playlists or Instagram feed and might find a thing or two in common.
Surge is also heavily reliant on location. Your phone's GPS automatically detects your location. The app will show you potential matches based on their location and whoever is the nearest. To view men from other cities, you must be a Premium Member to manually change your location.