The Most Commonly & Overly Used, Repetitive Answers and Responses Found On Hinge by Girls, Guys. Hinge Bingo
If you have been on Hinge long enough the answers should look very familiar to you. Although photos are the most important items on your dating profile (most people would agree 80-90+% of your dating success is driven by photos), prompts should not be overlooked.
A bad prompt choice and/or corresponding answer can signal you are not that serious, lack creativity or are just trying to play it safe. Prompts should provide the platform to let your individuality shine – it is what can separate you from the masses. Using examples, stories, anecdotes, self-deprecating humor, an intro to a humble-brag or using a prompt to discuss something not easy to bring up organically are the best ways to utilize prompts on your profile.
A good prompt and answer is also helpful with respect to messaging. It makes it more inviting to start a conversation and makes it easier to reply to messages. Photos by themselves don’t always have good backgrounds, environments, details to help guide conversations. If that is the case with your photos, be sure you nail down the prompts to make up for challenging photos that make it hard to initiate a conversation.
Pro-tip: If you need help on deciding which prompts to use and how to answer them, check out this post where I cover some top open-ended questions: https://eddie-hernandez.com/best-hinge-questions/
Here are some of the most lazy, unoriginal answers to prompts. Have any that take the cake? Did I miss any here? Comment below with some cringe worthy examples. Some of the most commonly used answers include references to fur-babies, The Office, Jim and Pam, Netflix, tacos, love languages, Harry Potter, ‘Just Ask’, Pineapple on Pizza, Everything, Sarcasm, Witty Banter and more boring pickup lines as seen on Reddit.
For examples of most cliche profile bios on other dating apps like Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, OkCupid click here: https://eddie-hernandez.com/cliche-dating-photo-bingo-card/
For the visual types, check out the Cliche Dating Photo edition of the bingo card. This handy little guide will alert you if your online dating photos are dull and repetitive like everyone else.
About Eddie Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez is a professional photographer specializing in natural, candid online dating photos. Featured in the SFGate, ABC7News, East Bay Express, Salon; contributor to Good Men Project, Plenty Of Fish and Meddle. In addition to photos, he provides guidance around app choice, bio optimization, messaging techniques, wardrobe advice and date ideas. https://eddie-hernandez.com/contact/
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