The Worst Hinge Prompts To Use For Guys and Girls


As an online dating photographer, I have reviewed and improved countless dating profiles, photos and bios over the years. While photos (particularly your main profile photo) will have the single biggest impact on your dating success, bios and questions should not be ignored. An incomplete bio or one-worded answers to questions can signal lack of effort, creativity or sincerity. If you are serious about meeting quality people, don’t skimp on your questions and answers. 

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A good prompt on Hinge can inspire good creative answers as well as responses from potential suitors. An unpopular opinion can stir up good conversation and banter while a bad prompt and answer can offset your good photos. A good prompt can invite an opening to be random, quirky, unique, insightful, bold, humble if done correctly. Read my previous post on the best prompts to use.

Below are some of the worst Hinge prompts and answers I have seen recently. They are either short answers, lazy or a waste of space if they cannot be answered. Don’t be these people.

A few bad or difficult to recover from Hinge Prompts include:

“Never Have I Ever…”

Usually people put something unoriginal or boring like Ikea, Costco, In-N-Out which for some could be a good enough conversation starter but for most people it lacks originality, depth or a hook in which conversation can be facilitated easily. 

“What I Order For The Table…”

Same thing goes for ordering at restaurants. Chips + salsa, pitcher of margaritas are some of the most cliche answers out there. Again, this is a situation observation and lacks depth, insight, character etc. Prompts and corresponding answers like this are usually a sign of trying to play it cool as to seem not so vested in dating apps so that one has an excuse when things don’t go right.

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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.

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