Leaving a great first impression with online dating can be tricky. The first thing new online daters do is put the focus on their profile. And yes, your photos and biography matter a lot. However, it is how you start the conversation with your match that seals the deal.
Sometimes a simple ‘hey’ would do. Unfortunately, most conversations that start these are difficult to transition into deep interactions. If you want a connection that will have you chatting back and forth for a while, here are a few questions you could use.
8 questions to help start the conversation
What are your three favorite emojis?
An emoji is worth a thousand words. If you want to know a little more about your match’s personality and temperament, these could come in handy.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
This one is a great general question to ask when your match doesn’t reveal a lot on their profile. It is personal but not intrusive and therefore a great way to break the ice.
What are three things you cannot live without?
The answer teaches you a lot about the person’s priorities. It is also one of those questions that act as the perfect gateway to further and deeper conversation. The answers help here by giving you an idea of what their interests are therefore helping you find the perfect conversation topics.
Can I tell you a joke?
Yep, tickling her funny bone will get you a long way. More often than not, the answer to this question will be a yes. I mean, who doesn’t like a good joke? It is a great opening line if you have a great sense of humor and value the same quality in a partner. Just make sure that the joke is funny.
Is that furry little angle yours?
If your match has a picture of their dog or cat on their profile, then this is an avenue you need to explore. Pet owners love to talk about their furry little buddies. This question will get you their attention and get the stories flowing.
Do pineapples belong on a pizza?
Another great way to start a conversation is by evoking your match’s passionate opinions. The best way to do that is through controversial topics. In this case, the pineapple on pizza argument is the best. It is one of those few topics that everyone has a strong opinion on that you can discuss without having to worry about political correctness.
Which is your favorite of all your tattoos?
A good question for people with photos of their tattoos on their profile. Do not be that tacky guy who hits her up with the ‘Is that real?’ question. Instead, show your interest by asking more about the art like which one is their favorite if they have many. And if it’s just one, you could ask for the story behind it.
Is your name Wi-Fi?
Follow that up with a “Because I can feel a connection,” and you’ll be singing happily ever after in no time. Sometimes the best way to go with these first-time conversations is being corny. And there is nothing as corny and endearing as a witty pickup line. Just beware that some girls might not like it, but it is still a risk worth taking.