The plethora of dating apps on the market means that more and more people are meeting online. When faced with a blank box and a whole lot of opportunity to get to know someone, how do you break the ice? What questions will help the person on the other side of the screen open up to?
When it comes to icebreaker questions and apps like Tinder and Hinge, the start of the conversation is more important than ever. After all, they say that first impressions are everything, and the wrong message can get you unmatched before you can say “oops.”
So, what are some of the best icebreaker questions to ask a potential significant other? Keep reading to find out!
“Quickfire answer, cats or dogs?”
They say that nothing helps you get to know a person better than knowing their pet preference. Cat and dog people, apparently, are very different. And given how innocent the question is, you’re likely to get a response.
“Pineapple on pizza – Yes or No?”
The age-old question. Do you like pineapple on your pizza? People are very opinionated about their pizza and this question specifically.
Another bonus is that you’ll know whether or not you can share a pizza in the future.
“Are you more of a chat person, or let’s get a drink person?”
This is an important one. Especially when it comes to online dating, some people can sit on the app for hours having conversations but never pull the trigger when it comes to meeting in person.
It’s an open question that lets you know whether they might be serious about getting a drink in the future. Or if you’re both chatty and want to stay online, it gives you that bit of insight as well.
“Better Discovery: Netflix or Avocado?”
According to one account executive that spoke to Mashable, this line worked like a charm on her potential SO’s.
And we can see why. These two very different things are popular with the young crowd and seemingly impossible to choose between.
Besides, who doesn’t want to know whether you’re going to Netflix and Chill or get avocado toast in bed?
“Crunch or Smooth Peanut Butter?”
This is another topic that people have a lot of opinions on. It can make or break relationships. So, why not start the relationship with one of the most important possible questions.
Get your peanut butter preferences out into the open early and often. Based on the feedback, it works pretty well.
“Reading anything interesting these days?”
You know what also works excellent? Reading through their profile and designing a question around their interests.
Into a bookworm? Great! Ask this question, and you’re sure to get an exciting response that opens up the door for more conversation. The same can be said for the outdoorsy types and music lovers if you just change your question around a bit.
The options are endless when it comes to starting an engaging online conversation. Just make sure to avoid “How Are You” as an opening line.