I know the above title sounds too good to be true.
Usually, when experts promise to show you how to start a conversation on Tinder, they’ll give you a first message based on marketing techniques such as open loops or clickbaits.
They’re like those weird online ads with captions like “Doctors hate this trick.”
Most likely, some smarty pants thought he could use the same techniques in dating, and everyone’s been copying him since then.
What I have to show you today couldn’t be more different from what you see online.
I’m not a marketer, and neither are you… well, even if you are, still, we’re not trying to manipulate or trick her into buying one of our products. Instead, we want to build a real connection with her.
So how about we create a first message that not only gets her attention but also suggests you’re attractive and different?
It also sets up the conversation to create a real deep connection, and it’s totally customizable based on your personality.
Sounds great, right?
But that’s not all…
In the next few minutes, I’ll show you:
- The best time to send a message to stand out from all the other guys fighting for her attention on Tinder
- The step-by-step psychological breakdown of how a woman decides if she’ll text you back or ignore you
- 5 Things you absolutely should avoid if you want her to reply
- A Real-Life Example of the Efficient Tinder Conversation Starter you can legally steal whenever you’re struggling to come up with your very own message
Let’s dive in:
How to start a conversation on Tinder
If you’re absolutely out of ideas, the easiest place to start is to just ask a question or to give a compliment about their profile photos. Everyone loves to talk and read about themselves. So you can use it to your advantage to capture their attention quickly. And to increase your chance of a reply significantly.
I’m sure I’m not the first one to tell you this.
But if you’re in a rush, you can use this advice to craft a decent message.
Now, if you want to super-charge your message and get tons of replies, then do the following…
How to start a conversation on Tinder with any woman with these 12 simple ingredients:
Here are 12 tips to start a conversation on Tinder:
1. Forget about pickup lines
Yes, sending a copy-paste message is better than sending a plain “Hi.”
In fact, copy-paste messages seem like a great solution, especially when you don’t know how to text a woman efficiently. They promise fast results with minimal effort, but they do more harm than good if you think about it.
First, you won’t be the only guy using it.
Especially if where you copied it from is quite popular and has a big audience among other men. The more guys use it, the less effective it is.
Second, let’s assume the copy-pasted message got her to reply.
Most likely, you have no idea how to continue the conversation.
Even if the message’s original author knows how to move forward, it will be in his own style. So you have to rely on copying and pasting all of his subsequent messages. This eventually leads to two problems:
- The girl has to respond to your copy-paste message as predicted so you can send the next message. If she goes off-script even a little bit, you won’t know how to react, and the conversation stops.
- Even if you manage to get her on a date, do you think she’ll notice you don’t talk in the same style as your copy-paste messages?
And if that happens, what are the chances you’ll get a second date?
Exactly, close to zero.
2. Don’t creep her out
After generic openers, sexual ones are the most common mistake men make… crazy, right?
So it’s not surprising if women ignore or block you as soon as you write something creepy or too direct… even if it’s just a joke. Instead, you must get her to feel comfortable enough to trust you. The more comfortable she feels with you, the faster she’ll get sexual.
The most efficient way to do that is by letting her get to know you and showing genuine interest in her. The conversation starter I’ll show you by the end of the article allows you to do just that.
Wouldn’t you love to start building trust with her right away and not waste time playing games?
3. Stop saying “Hi”
Most first messages guys use online look like this:
- “Hey, gorgeous”
- “Pls marry me.”
- “Show Boobs”
- “Wanna see my doll collection?”
… and whatnot.
While these openings look totally normal at first, they really make it hard for women to reply.
I mean, why should she answer a message she has already heard 100s of times before?
Such openers are a missed opportunity in my book. They don’t tell women anything about you or your personality, so they have reason to want to get to know you, let alone be interested in you.
Bonus Tip: Did you know the more your messages go unanswered, the lower your Tinder algorithm score will be?
The algorithm will just assume women don’t want to talk to you.
4. Don’t share too much
A lot of guys think the more they tell a woman about themselves, the faster she can decide if she wants to be with them or not.
It’s true… but sharing walls of text right from the start is the wrong way to do it. It shows to her you’re putting her on a pedestal. Trying to qualify yourself, hoping she chooses you. A better way to share your strengths quickly is by having a great profile.
I explain to you how to build a great profile in detail in my article: How to get more matches on Tinder.
Sharing good profile pictures (that display your hobbies, job, friends, etc.) and having a profile bio that tells her something else about you gives her a good idea of what dating you would be like.
And it does so without you explicitly trying to impress her.
After you match with her, you can gradually text her more about yourself and get to know her better.
5. Don’t insult her
Do you like to get insulted by strangers?
Well, neither does she. I know it can be tough sometimes to keep your cool, especially if she doesn’t respond to you for days. But it’s absolutely pointless to send her rude messages.
It might make you feel better to vent, but it also kills every chance you still have to get her on a date.
6. Text her at Tinder Prime Time
On average, a woman gets 5-10 new messages each day on Tinder.
And some women even report getting as much as 150-200 a day. This means that even if you write her the perfect message created by Shakespeare, she might not see it.
So to get the pole position inside her cluttered Tinder inbox, text her at the time she’ll most likely be online and see your message pop up first:
- Monday-Thursday 8-10 p.m.
- Sunday Afternoon or 8-10 p.m.
Saturday and Friday nights are the worst times as she is out with her friends.
7. Text her as soon as you match
“Don’t wait until it’s too late.”
With this simple slogan, you can remind yourself to text her when you match. As I mentioned before, a woman’s Tinder inbox is full of messages from guys fighting for her attention. So if you’re too busy to text during the prime time, do it immediately after you match.
Otherwise, you risk that your message will collect dust inside her inbox.
8. Work on your presentation
Even the best first message may not work if your profile isn’t well crafted.
Because this is how a woman decides if she texts you back:
- She reads your message
- She checks your profile again
- She replies
Because she instantly forgets what your profile looks like after swiping right on you. Therefore she’ll check again to make sure she made the right choice.
So make sure you have great pictures and a well-crafted bio.
9. Read her profile
Don’t be lazy!
When you get a match with a woman, take a minute and read her profile. It’ll pay off. You can figure out what interest she has and what you like the most about her…
And all this information will come in handy when crafting your first message.
10. Mention her name
By using her name, your opening message will be personalized and doesn’t look like a copy-paste message you send to every girl.
Also, there’s a reason why Dale Carnegie – author of the best-selling book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ – said: “A person’s name is the sweetest sound they can hear.” It simply works.
That’s why all the best dating app openers should include her name.
11. Admit the real reason why you’re texting her
Most of us pretend to do online dating because it’s convenient.
While this may be true, there’s another hidden reason most guys prefer online dating: They’re afraid of rejection in real-life, so online dating seems like a much easier option.
But you know what?
Having such fears can be your greatest ally in dating.
Let me explain:
An attractive woman has a sixth sense of when guys are pretending to be confident. As I said, most guys start a conversation by using creative pick-up lines to impress her.
Because they’re desperately trying to hide their insecurities and fears.
But you’re going to impress her and connect with her (on a level most guys never will) by just admitting the real reason why you’re talking to her on Tinder. It will make you a hero in her eyes.
I’ll show you some real-life examples of exactly how to do it below.
12. Tell her that you find her attractive
Give her a reason why you want to talk to her.
In the book “Influence,” psychology professor Robert Cialdini describes a fascinating study on the power of giving people a reason why when requesting something. The study concluded that adding the word “because” to a request made it much more likely for it to be accepted.
In our case, just be specific about what you find attractive about her. Using “because” is good but don’t get hung up on it. It’s still better to just mention a reason why than to say it.
Most likely, it was something about her profile that caught your attention, right?
Well, that’s your reason for talking to her.
By mentioning it, you also make your romantic intentions clear right away, so it prevents you from getting friend-zoned.
Pretty cool what just a first message can do, right?
Tip: And if you’re wondering how to start a conversation on Tinder with a girl with no bio, just comment on her picture.
The Efficient Tinder Conversation Starter
What kind of message can you create by combining all the ingredients?
A message that creates a strong and unique first impression while also setting you up for going on a date with her as soon as possible.
I call it the Efficient Tinder Conversation Starter.
Let’s take a look at a real-life example:
Efficient Tinder Conversation Starter – Real-Life Example
Try not to copy this message 1:1 but use this article to craft your own message.
It’ll be unique, so you don’t have to worry about other guys sending her the same message.
Your Efficient Dating Advisor,
Herman The German