It's annoying, it's awkward, and when you've had to do it thousands of times, it becomes boring. Yet that initial first impression still speaks volumes about a connection—perhaps even whether or not you have one. Silly, right? Dating apps like Sweet Pea are trying to solve this conundrum by helping users make more meaningful connections with their matches.
Breaking the Ice Online: The Good, Bad and Ugly of First Messages
Here are the Tinder icebreakers guaranteed to get a response
Although you and the person have likely been messaging back-and-forth for a while — and have maybe even had a phone call or two — you still need to see if your conversation flows in person. So how do you break the ice on a first date? Varsha Mathur, dating and relationship coach at KnowingLuxe Coaching , says to start with a light topic. And if it's an online date, make sure you take another look at their profile. If you met online, an easy go-to icebreaker is asking your date about something specific from their dating profile. Spira agrees. Having similar taste in music can help you and a date bond, and if you ask them about the last concert they went to — or even the best concert they ever went to — it can help you learn more about them.
17 Messages That Guarantee A Response Back On Your Dating Apps
When it comes to online dating, taking the initiative to break the ice and send that first message is often the hardest part. What if they think my message is lame? What if they reject me?! However, with that said, many people still struggle with writing a suitable first message. Nice to meet you!
The main rule you should know while dating online is that first messages matter! Most of the first messages are either lame, or boring and impersonal. Not even saying that most of them are simply lame.