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😅😈🙃 You just matched with someone on Hinge—how exciting! This is the first step towards a thriving relationship. But now what do you do? Starting a conversation on Hinge can be a piece of cake once you’ve Matched and know what to do. In this article, we’ll fill you in on all the best ways you can get and keep a conversation going on Hinge.

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Comment on their profile prompt answers.

  1. Each Hinge profile features interview-like questions you can respond to. Rather than generic bios, Hinge lets users personalize what they want to share on their profile. This feature sets Hinge apart from other dating apps and gives you something to break the ice with.[3]
    • "Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who’s never had a fast food burger."
    • "You want someone who looks at you like you look at pizza? Lucky for you, I love pizza."
    • Make sure to add plenty of prompts to your profile too! These will help your Match as much as theirs help you.

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Play a game of “would you rather.”

  1. A "would you rather" question can help you skip the small talk. This simple yet fun game is a great way to learn more about your Match and get a better idea if you’re compatible. Not to mention that every answer can lead to a follow-up question, helping the conversation continue way past introductions! Here are some questions to get you started:[5]
    • "Would you rather control the future or change the past?"
    • "Would you rather have all the time or money you could dream of?"
    • "Would you rather spend the weekend watching Netflix or going out on the town?"
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Say “hi” and ask them about their day.

  1. Sometimes, a bit of small talk can get the conversation started. If you’re nervous about messaging your Match and don’t know what to say, that’s okay! Start by saying "hi," telling them about your day, and then asking about theirs. Their response will give you something to branch off from, and before you know it, you’ll be having a full-on conversation. Check out some of these starters:
    • "Today just got a whole lot better when you commented on my pic. How’s life?"
    • "Hey! Your Like brightened this gloomy day. How are you spending this rainy day?"
    • "Hi! Matching with you has made this awesome day even better! How’s your day going so far?"

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Share a joke.

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Stay positive.

  1. An optimistic attitude can go a long way when starting a Hinge conversation. Rather than focusing on what’s ailing you in real life right away, concentrate on the positives. This is your Match’s first time talking with you, so stay clear of complaints and aim for positivity.
    • Everyone has different experiences with dating apps, but why create a negative experience for someone else if you can help it?
    • Online dating can leave people feeling frustrated rather than hopeful, so help cultivate a good experience by being friendly even if things don’t turn out in the end.[6]

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      This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Aly Rusciano. Aly Rusciano is a Creative Writer based outside of Nashville, Tennessee. She has over ten years of experience in creative, academic, and professional writing. Aly’s writing has been nationally recognized in the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and featured in Blue Marble Review, The Sunshine Review, PopMatters, and Cathartic Literary Magazine. She graduated from The University of Tennessee at Martin with a BA in English, focusing in Creative Writing and and minoring in Theatre. This article has been viewed 4,361 times.
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