An increasing number of people are choosing Hinge as their go-to dating app. But, despite its popularity, knowing how to come up with the best Hinge answers for your profile can be tricky.
While the popular dating app can be a great tool for allowing potential matches to learn more about you, it can also be a bit daunting. You only get to choose three questions to display, and there are so many options it can be hard to narrow it down. Not to mention, it can be difficult to decide just what to say in your answers.
That’s why we’re here to help! Below, we’ve put together five top tips for writing the best Hinge answers to help get you started!
5 Tips for Writing the Best Hinge Answers
Of course, if someone doesn’t support your passions or like your personality, they’re probably not right for you, but the worry about putting the right answers out there is totally still valid. So, here are some tips for the best Hinge answers.
Choose answers that can lead to a deeper conversation or at least a date
Ideally, you want to pick questions where you can write answers that not only tell people something about you but something that they can comment on as well. For example, your annual trip to Alaska, or your membership to your neighborhood’s book club.
While food topics can be basic, answering a question with something about food can lead to a potential date saying something like, “Oh, you love Italian food? There’s a great spot by my office, we should go some time.”
Avoid being pessimistic
If you’re a guy, responding negatively can come off as a huge red flag, and make you seem a bit pessimistic. Sure, dating apps can be tough going at times, but having a positive attitude will likely lead to positive experiences (and scare away less potential matches).
Take risks, it’ll pay off
While you don’t want to run the risk of turning anyone off with your Hinge answers, you also want to make sure that your profile stands out. Sure, there are probably a million people who like The Office, but wouldn’t it be even better to find just one person who is as into 90s anime as you are?
Showcase your real personality and interests, even if they’re a little weird. The right person will love you for it, and even the so-called wrong people will think you’re way more interesting than every other profile that mentions loving pizza.
Avoid making sexual innuendos
Even if you’re looking for a just-sex relationship, starting off with a sexual innuendo can cause your match to assume that your mind is only on one thing, and it just makes you look skeevy! So, try to save them until you get to know someone a little better (or preferably, until after you’ve gotten intimate with them).
Put time into it, and when in doubt, ask for a second opinion
As we’ve established, answering just a simple three questions can seem daunting and be time-consuming (especially if you’re prone to overthinking), so you might be tempted to just answer them quickly so you can get started swiping.
But, if you avoid putting a little bit of time into answering your profile, it gives off a signal to potential matches that you’re too lazy to do a lot of other things, and generally, that’s not a quality people are looking for in a new partner.
If you haven’t answered the questions because you’re worried your answers aren’t great, just ask a friend what they think of your profile. Putting time into writing your best Hinge answers is definitely worth it and will pay off.
Instead of overanalyzing your answers too much and worrying you’re going to scare cuties away, look at them as an opportunity. The best Hinge openers are a great chance to showcase a bit more about your personality and interests that you can’t always convey via photos.
It’s a chance to meet someone that you really click with, so have fun with it and see where it can take you. A great match is sometimes only one answer away!
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