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How to Respond To hey on Tinder: 10 Best Ways

Learn what to reply to one word messages such as hey. Find ways to do this successfully. We give you practical examples here, wether you want to continue the conversation or not.
How To Respond To Hey On Tinder?

After taking the time to create a strong Tinder profile and swipe through potential matches, you’ve managed to get yourself a first message on the app. When you get a “hi” from a girl on Tinder, it can be difficult to know how to respond. How can you keep the conversation flowing and show off your flirty game with a two-letter response?


Fortunately, it doesn't take too much effort to show her you're genuinely interested in her and online dating. There are plenty of conversation starters for Tinder you can use to get her excited about you. Here is how you can help the conversation flow if you get this short response from a girl.

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Table of Contents

Here is the outline of the article, feel free to jump to the section that interests you the most.

  1. Ask her how it’s going
  2. Talk about her interests
  3. Open with a joke
  4. Use a pickup line
  5. Ask playful questions
  6. Have fun with a few emojis
  7. Send her a gif
  8. Ask her open-ended questions
1. Ask her how it’s going

Ask her how it’s going

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To keep the conversation going, ask her how it’s going or how she’s doing. If you reply with a “hey” back, you could run the risk of not getting a reply at all so instead, ask a question. Asking a question keeps the chat open, so check in to see how her day is going and what she got up to. 


With this simple question, you won't put too much pressure on her to come up with a good response and she can easily be herself and talk about her real life.

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2. Talk about her interests

Talk about her interests

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One of the biggest pieces of dating advice that any relationship coach or dating coach will give you is to ask about your match's interests. It'll be a pleasant surprise for her to be talking to someone on a dating app who shows genuine interest and isn't just there to talk about themselves.


People love to talk about the things that make them happy including hobbies and passions they do in their spare time. Ask her an interesting question about her hobby to keep her talking and feeling excited about chatting with you. 

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3. Open with a joke

Open with a joke

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Funny responses can go a long way on dating apps like Tinder, so make use of the short response to keep things light and humorous. The perfect response can be you poking fun at her short message in a funny way. This will show her you're confident enough to respond to hey on Tinder, and can keep the conversation past the Tinder Read Receipt.


Humor is the best way into someone's heart, so show her you don't take yourself too seriously and can keep the chat funny and relaxing.

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4. Use a pickup line

Use a pickup line

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You can't go wrong with a cheesy pickup line, especially if you're not sure what to say and don't want to make things too serious. Pickup lines will easily start a conversation and can be just what you need to land yourself a first date in real life.


Here are a few examples of pickup lines you can use in your next Tinder conversation:

  • I'm researching important dates in history. Do you want to be mine?
  • I thought all of the angels were in heaven, but I guess a few of them are on Tinder, too.
  • Roses are red, I like to drink Carling. You're really pretty, would you be my darling?

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5. Ask playful questions

Ask playful questions

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Ask her a playful question about herself, life, or anything you may share common ground on. Being playful is a simple way to respond to hey on Tinder where you can be flirty while still managing to ask an interesting question.


She probably gets common messages like a one-word reply or boring questions, so make sure to keep things fun and flirty.

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6. Have fun with a few emojis

Have fun with a few emojis

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If you're really struggling with what to say, send a few emojis that tell how you're feeling a text message. Your emojis can be funny, cute, or anything that you think will get her interested in chatting with you. If you have mutual interests, include them in your emojis to see if she'll be motivated to start a conversation with you about them.

You can also give your match some insight into how your day was or something that's new with you by showing a story through emojis. This is an easy way to keep the conversation interesting while setting you apart from other guys.

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7. Send her a gif

Send her a gif

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Online dating has many perks, and one of those is gifs. When all else fails, and you've run out of ideas, send her a funny gif. This will show her your sense of humor and your ability to keep a chat going which will make a great first impression. You can send her a gif of a cute animal, or anything else that will pique her interest.


You'd be surprised by how long you can keep a conversation going by sending only gifs to each other. If gifs are your love language, she'll be glad you're not a boring texter and instead like to keep things interesting.

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8. Ask her open-ended questions

Ask her open-ended questions

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An open-ended question is essential when you're looking to send the right message and are aiming for a long conversation, rather than one that dries up quickly. There's a fine line between open-ended questions and those that are too personal, so make sure to keep things lighthearted when online dating, while still asking things about her.


Avoid questions that she can answer with a yes or no answer, or in a few words or less. You want her to have to describe something or go into more detail to answer your question as this will give you more to work with.

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Conclusion

Dating apps can be tricky to navigate, especially if you're getting short first messages like hey on Tinder. With these tips, you'll be able to respond to the short message, while also reviving the conversation to keep it flowing and lead you to landing a date in real life.

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Ben Bailey

Ben is one of the best Dating Experts I've ever met and one of the few that cracked the algorithm of online dating. Every week, Ben is publishing new articles on ROAST, helping 20M+ of people to get more matches, dates, and find the one!

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