Dating apps make it a little easier to meet people, but they haven’t made dating easy. Rejection is still rejection and it still hurts, even online. But there are things you can do to boost your chances of success on dating apps. According to a survey from dating site Hinge, asking certain questions leads to conversations on dating apps - and good conversations can lead to better dates.
Let’s start with what you shouldn’t say. Only one in 1,500 conversations that start with a plain “hey” actually lead to anything or get answered. So short and sweet is NOT the way to go here.
According to Hinge’s data, the best dating app conversations include a little self-deprecation, a little vulnerability, and being willing to open up to share cringeworthy moments from your past. And these are the top questions Hinge found to make good conversations happen on dating apps.
“What’s your worst roommate story?” - This is a great way to get a little insight into their past.
“Who was your childhood crush?” - This will tell you what kind of kid they were and what kinds of shows and movies they were into.
“What’s your go-to karaoke song?” - This is a tough one. And what does it say about you if you don’t have one?
“Did you ever have a fake ID?” - This will tell you if they’re a rule breaker.
“What did you want to be when you grew up?” - This is a fun ice breaker with a new person.
“How did your parents meet?” - This is a roundabout way to ask about someone’s family without being too direct.
“Who would you donate a kidney for?” - This will tell you if they have a brother or a BFF that they’d give a piece of themselves to.