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4 Tips for Chatting on Online Dating Apps

4 Tips for Chatting on Online Dating Apps

Published by Programme B

Online dating has become incredibly popular. At this point, most people know what Tinder is, and millions of people sign up for it to either find someone to hook up with or find a person with whom they can build a long-lasting relationship. 

However, you will not be able to do either of these things if you do not know how to chat with other people on online dating apps. Instead, you might end up appearing really creepy, and it will not make anyone want to talk to you. 

In this article, you will find a list of tips for chatting on online dating apps, ranging from avoiding generic responses and asking relevant questions, to being genuinely interested in the topic at hand. Check the list out and become an online dating expert today!

Avoid Generic Responses

One thing that many people do that ends up making them come off as creepy is using generic answers to every single question they are asked. For example, if someone asks you what your favorite movie is, you might respond with something like “I like action movies” or “I like comedies.” However, if you simply answered this way to every question on these apps, it will quickly become evident that you are not genuine. 

Instead, you should try to think of a more specific answer. For example, instead of saying that you like action movies, you might say that your favorite movie is The Avengers. This way, you will stand out from all the other generic responses you are getting from other people.

Of course, you shouldn’t go too far. For example, if someone asks you what your favorite toy is, responding with thrusting dildos may not seem too encouraging (even if it’s true). In other words, think twice before you respond to any question. 

Ask Relevant Questions

Another thing that you should do when chatting on online dating apps is to ask relevant questions. For example, if someone mentions that they went to a concert the last weekend, try asking them about more details. If they mention an artist, you can ask them what their favorite album is, and voila! You’ve successfully started a conversation.

This way, you will be able to see if you have the same taste in music, and it will make them feel better about themselves because they know that they are talking to someone who cares about the topic at hand.

Avoid Being Creepy

One thing that you should make a point of avoiding when chatting on online dating apps is coming off as creepy. It is especially true if you are talking to someone you do not know very well or if their profile mentions that they are not interested in hooking up with anyone. For example, if someone mentions that they are currently looking for a long-term relationship, it is best to avoid asking them whether they would like to go to dinner with you. 

Instead, you should be patient and try to start a conversation with them when they mention that they are interested in getting to know you better in their profile or beginning the conversation themselves. 

However, even if someone’s profile does not mention that they are looking for something serious, you should still avoid sending them hints about what you want to do with them after exchanging a few messages. 

Do Your Research Before You Start Chatting

Finally, one last tip for chatting on online dating apps is to do your research before starting a conversation with someone new. For example, if you want to talk about something specific, it is smart to look it up before saying something about it. 

Let’s say someone mentions that they went camping recently, and you want to ask them about it. If that is the case, look up information about camping before you say anything else. Then, make sure that the first thing you say is something nice about how much fun it looks like it was, and then move on to ask more specific questions about their experience. 

Suppose your conversation partner sees that you care about what they have to say and that you are genuinely interested in what they think about the topic at hand. In that case, they will be more likely to enjoy their time chatting with you and might even be more likely to go out on a date with you in the future.


Online dating has taken the world by storm. What’s more, it has turned out to be a useful tool in times of coronavirus pandemic. In fact, with all the restrictions and social distancing rules, Tinder, Badoo, and other similar apps, are the only way to meet new people.

However, to make them work to your advantage, you have to know how to make the conversation. If you don’t know how to engage someone in talking with you, then how will you be able to convince another person to meet up?

That’s why the next time an online dating app matches you with someone, make sure you go through our tips above again.

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