How to Start Meaningful Conversations on Dating Apps


An easy way to spark a conversation is to first find out more about the person by reading their profile (via Women’s Health). Finding clues about who they are and what they like to do can help guide your conversation. “When engaging with someone for the first time, it’s important to signal that you’re interested in them,” Dr. Jess Carbino, a former Tinder and Bumble sociologist, told Women’s Health. “The safest question to ask is, ‘Where are you originally from? because everyone comes from somewhere.”

Since a strong opening can be tricky even for a seasoned online dating app user, lean in to ask questions to keep the conversation going. Bustle recommends asking about a specific TV show, what they made for dinner, or what made them laugh recently. “You might be surprised to find that you both share a similar outlook and/or unique sense of humor,” Dr. Marisa T. Cohen, relationship coach and marriage and family therapist, told Insider.

And if someone can make you laugh on an app and you can do the same for them, that’s like hitting the dating app jackpot. “A shared sense of humor is vital in relationships,” Connell Barrett, dating coach and relationship expert, told Elite Daily. “We want to laugh with our partner. It’s human nature. Laughing together is a powerful way to affirm our romantic bond.”


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