One of the trickiest things to do on any dating app is to get the conversation started. And to have a fun conversation, you need a solid conversation starter. In fact, pretty much everything that goes into your Bumble profile, from your photos to your bio, should give your Bumble match something to talk about.
But just having subtle conversation starters isn't enough on dating apps, you also need to be ready to ask direct questions when you're given a chance. Especially on Bumble, where she needs to message first, putting questions in your bio can take the pressure off of her when she's deciding what to say. And the easier it is for her to write a message, the less likely the match will end up expiring before anyone has said one word.
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People love to talk about themselves, and it's difficult to resist answering a direct question—especially when it's on a topic you care about. From music to movies to food, people love sharing their opinions and preferences, and once you get someone started it's easy to keep the conversation flowing.
Online dating is about a lot more than swiping, so unless you're using dating apps like a video game, you need to actually talk to the people you're swiping on! And asking questions is one of the best ways to do that.
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Wondering what questions to ask on Bumble? We've got examples. And you can also use these suggestions to get your own ideas flowing and improvise on any of these themes. Also, once you understand what goes into a good question, you'll have no trouble coming up with your own questions to ask on Bumble.
The great thing about this question is that a typical job doesn't have to be the answer. Maybe someone wants to be a professional panda cuddler or ice cream taste tester. The possibilities are endless. And although open-ended questions are usually best, you can also make any question multiple-choice if someone is struggling.
This question is a doozy! You'll find out tons of information about someone's taste, and what kind of social groups they identify with. You can also modify this question to be more or less specific.
For example, you could ask what celebrity poster they had up in their childhood bedroom, or that they used on their phone's lock screen. Or maybe your Bumble match even belonged to a fan club!
Only ask this question if you're ready for the answer—because this conversation can take you on an amazing adventure. Sure, maybe someone's talent is they can touch their tongue to their nose, but some people's talent is a lot wilder.
You never know where this is going to go. And remember, any question you ask someone else might get turned back around on you, so make sure you've got your own answer in mind before you open this can of worms and decide what to ask on Bumble.
It might sound like a throw-away question, but someone's go-to comfort food says a lot about their personality. And while it might not sound that way at first, this question can easily lead to a deeper conversation.
People have a lot of memories tied up with their favorite foods, and you can also learn about someone's childhood or cultural background by discussing food.
This is a great question because it gives someone a chance to be a little more honest than they might be under other circumstances. For example, it gives people permission to show off, even if they're usually modest. It's also a great chance to look out for subtle (or not-so-subtle) red flags.
For example, if someone says their friends would describe them as weirdly competitive, you might want to ask follow-up questions so you know exactly what you're getting yourself into!
Here's a question to separate the sky-divers from the couch potatoes. And there's no wrong answer here. But if you're on a dating app to find someone you actually want to spend time with, it's important to figure out if you're compatible.
So if you want to explore distant jungles, and they want to reach the end of their Netflix cue, that might not be a match made in heaven.
Maybe not a first date activity, but if you're looking for a relationship, you're probably going to spend weekends together. So you need to know if a romantic thing like breakfast in bed is their love language, or if they prefer a spontaneous thing like being woken up to two fully packed backpacks so you can make it to the top of a mountain by lunchtime.
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You can never (okay, rarely) go wrong asking questions. A direct question is one of the best ways to get a conversation started because people love talking about themselves. And it's also a great way to cut to the chase and find out exactly the information that matters to you—whether you do that directly, or by asking a question that gets to the right information in a more discreet way.
By asking the right questions, not only can you figure out if someone is the right fit, but you can also demonstrate that you care about what makes them tick and that you're paying attention. By asking follow-up questions, you'll make it clear that you were really listening, and not just waiting for your turn to talk.
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Ben is one of the best Tinder Experts I've ever met and one of the few that cracked the algorithm of Tinder. Every week, Ben is publishing new articles on ROAST, helping 12M+ of people to get more matches, dates, and find the one!