If you’re dating on Hinge, you’ve read countless boring Hinge prompts and responses. Oh, you love tacos and hiking? Groundbreaking. The Officeis your favorite show? Who would have thought. After a while, your eyes just start to glaze over when you see the same prompts with the same answers, over and over.
The first step to success is to set up an eye catching profile that shows off your personality and starts a conversation. We’re here to help you answer the most popular Hinge prompts and start a conversation with something besides, “I’m 6ft, if that matters.”
And seriously? We’d take a short king over that kind of attitude any day.
The Best Hinge Prompts If You Actually Want to Get Off the App
1. “The Best Way To Ask Me Out Is By…”
Set yourself up for dating success. If you tell them how to ask you out, you’ll know whether they actually looked at your profile before they take initiative. We love someone who can read and follow instructions. Pro tip: name your favorite restaurant. Then at least you’ll know that if the date goes south, you’ll have delicious leftovers to eat your feelings.
- Naming a time and a place.
- Inviting me for chips and guac at your favorite Mexican restaurant.
- Making a date to watch a college basketball game.
Don’t use: “Asking me out.” This isn’t an English essay. You can’t just repeat the question to fill up the word count.
2. “Green Flags I Look For…”
List your criteria so potential suitors can see if they match the job description. Use this Hinge prompt to describe the person you’re looking for without being too generic. Like a personality quiz, it’s more engaging when the reader thinks, “That’s so me!”
And don’t be afraid to get specific. Like, “green eyes, brown hair, singer of the hit, ‘Watermelon Sugar'” specific. We’re sure he’s out there somewhere.
- You’ll say yes to coffee even if it’s 9:00 pm.
- You have a signature dish you love to cook for friends.
- You order pancakes for the table at brunch.
Don’t use: “The flag of Turkmenistan.” Nobody cares who you represented in Model UN, even if you still have your Best Speaker trophy displayed on the mantle.
3. “Can We Talk About…”
What can you talk about non-stop? Everyone has something, and anyone you date needs to be ready to hear about it. Constantly. There’s no off switch. Plus, it’s easy for them to start a conversation when you literally tell them what to say. And it doesn’t matter how much of a rule-follower you were in school, this is a cheat sheet worth giving out.
- Which plants you’re growing this spring.
- Your Dungeons and Dragons character.
- The best Survivor cast member of all time.
Don’t use: “Anything!” We did assume you would be willing to have a conversation, but thanks so much for clarifying.
4. “My Most Controversial Opinion Is…”
A strong opinion is a great conversation starter. This Hinge prompt is also a mini-test on how they handle disagreement, and it may preview how they deal with conflicts in your relationship. If they can’t respect your opinion and the conversation is more Crossfire than The View, steer clear.
- Wired headphones are better than Bluetooth ones.
- I would rather be hot than cold.
- One Direction was better than The Beatles.
Don’t use: “Pineapple on pizza.” This is so generically controversial that it loops right back around to uncontroversial.
5. “My Love Language Is…”
Will you and your potential new boo be speaking the same language? People express love in all different ways, so this Hinge prompt can show you if they are willing to take your needs into consideration and think about things from your perspective.
Your love language could be one of the five official options, but it can also be anything that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
- Words of affirmation.
- Dinner reservations.
- Filling my water bottle so I don’t have to get off the couch.
Don’t use: “Physical touch.” Even it if is, that’s basically a written invitation to creeps, and you do not want to get that RSVP. You can let them know that once you actually start talking.
6. “I’ll Fall For You If…”
This prompt is a chance to showcase your personality and what you really care about. Don’t give a generic answer that applies to everyone. Sincerity is key to finding the lid for your pot, as opposed to sticking a baking sheet on it in a panic. Especially if it still has cookies on it.
- You’ll practice choreography with me so we get a high score on Just Dance.
- You unironically quote the Twilight movies.
- My cat gives you the honor of sitting on your lap.
Don’t use: “You tripped me.” We’ve seen it a million times before. If you want to go the corny route, come up with original dad joke material.
7. “The Secret to Getting to Know Me Is…”
Some people are an open book. But many of us are indoor cats now and are scared of the outside world. This is your opportunity to establish some rapport outside of your comfort zone.
Be honest about what works for you. If you’re going to clam up at a loud bar, pick an activity where you can come out of your shell. Like visiting the hermit crab section of the pet store, for example.
- To play a board game with me.
- To talk on the phone, not by text.
- To browse through my Libby history.
Don’t use: “Seeing past my flaws.” Everyone has flaws, but you don’t need to advertise them. They’ll find out the first time you give them directions while they’re driving.
8. “Worst Idea I’ve Ever Had…”
This Hinge prompt is like the first sentence of a novel. It should hook the reader so they want to know what happened. How will they find out what happened next? They’ll have to message you. But save the whole story until after they buy you a drink.
- Getting frisky after eating jalapeño poppers.
- Taking a job at Theranos.
- Bleaching my own hair – and I have photo evidence.
Don’t use: “Downloading this app.” You’ve done it. It’s too late. You could delete it if you want to, but you’re here now, so participate.
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