There are various reasons for downloading dating apps, whether to get a funny date story, a disastrous dating experience, or looking for a long term or short term partner, the use of prompts is a key part of the matching success.
After downloading a dating app, you may think you put more time into who you swipe right on, but the reality is you invest more time on creating hilarious prompts.
Dating in 2023 is a daunting, complicated and quite frankly exhausting time yet can be fun and exciting.
Hinge is a popular app that as its said in their description is ‘designed to be deleted’.
The app uses prompts which are like interview based questions that serve as conversations to other dating users on the app.
Hinge puts itself in a different level compared to apps such as Tinder which is superficial and shallow as its based off looks alone and used as more of a ‘hook up’ app.
Apps like Hinge are supposed to promote a more meaningful chance to get to know someone with the prompts to further delve into their personality with a chance to spark up a conversation.
It used to be so simple, meet someone naturally and fall in love, now there is jargon, rules, games and players.
Some would say that dating apps like Hinge help put yourself out there, meet new people, slay your single era or even see the type of people you attract.
But some people may say that is enables a hook-up culture and emotional instability and commitment issues.
One way to avoid Hinge disappointment is to vet your candidates thoroughly before deciding to take the next level and meet in real life.
One bad date story shared amongst the CBJ newsroom is from Scarlett Acres, 20, who went on a date to Bunk in Nottingham, with a catfish who had no front tooth, describing that ‘he could fit a curly fry through the gap’.
Hinge prompts have become incredibly popular online, with advice and help on TikTok to help get the best hinge prompts and hilarious hinge dating stories.
‘guess my secret talent… I can hip thrust your body weight’
paula cullington, 20
Some prompts that have proven successful for our CBJ team on the dating app are such things like: Paula Cullington, 20, uses ‘guess my secret talent… I can hip thrust your body weight’ suggesting she is a gym girl which many men could find attractive.
‘don’t hate me if I leave you for Dave’
elanor lawrence, 21
Eleanor Lawrence, 21, uses ‘don’t hate me if I leave you for Dave’ which gives insight into the type of music she likes which could spark up conversations.
“Where there’s a Will there’s a way.”
Will Simpson, 20
Other prompts acts as a play on words, incorporating their own name into the pickup line itself, such as Will Simpson, 20 who quotes “Where there is a Will, there us a way.”
“I won’t shut about One Direction or being the president of the feminist society at Uni”
Megan Lewis, 20
Talking about hobbies or interests are the perfect way to express your passion, for example pop-culture and celebrity crushes or societies you are apart of, like Megan Lewis when she said “I won’t shut up about One Direction or the President of the Feminist Society at university.”
“My simple pleasures are thick thighs, loud laughs and sunshine baby.”
Emma andrew, 21
Or even taking it back to basics and discussing simple pleasures, for an upbeat, light hearted approach to a prompt like Emma Andrews, 21,”my simple pleasures are thick thighs, loud laughs and sunshine baby.”
“One thing I’ll never do again, end up in a Kendrick Lamar mosh pit with flip-flops on”
maisie Edmond, 21
Some even opted towards sharing more embarrassing experiences in order to prompt discussion such as Maisie Edmond, 21 who said “one thing I will never do again, end up in a Kendrick Lamar mosh pit with flip-flops on.”
“biggest risk i’ve taken is getting a tattoo without telling my parents about it.”
rachael gray, 21
Maybe talking about risks makes potential suitors see your daring rebellious side? Rachael Gray thought so when she said “Biggest risk I’ve ever taken is getting a tattoo without telling my parents about it.”
Either way, a Hinge prompt is arguably the best insight when it comes to showcasing your personality on your profile, this collection of examples proves the diverse ways people have expressed themselves online.