Are you using Hinge? If you’re single, you should be. Hinge is a dating app that offers a variety of different features to connect people who may not cross paths otherwise. Unlike competing apps like Tinder that simply allow you to swipe left or right to make a connection, Hinge lets you show interest in a variety of ways. It also includes features like profile questions to allow you to showcase the best parts of your personality. And if you want to attract high-value women, you want to have the best Hinge answers around.
Questions range from things like “go-to karaoke song,” “worst roommate story,” and everything in between. Some people can easily come up with answers to these profile questions. But if you feel like you need some inspiration when it comes to crafting the best Hinge answers for guys, I’ve got you covered. I recently created my own Hinge account for research purposes and canvased a plethora of male profiles. I picked out the best of the best when it came to the following answer categories:
- Best Hinge Answers
- Funny Hinge Answers
- Creative Hinge Answers
- Honest Hinge Answers
Take a look below for the hinge answers that reigned supreme, along with some additional tips to help you find success when using dating apps like Hinge! And once you master the “answers” portion of Hinge, make sure you checkout my other Hinge article that’ll help you master another very important topic: Best Hinge Comments for Guys.
*Side-note: If you or someone you know has a highly effective Hinge Answer that you believe should be on this list, email me a screenshot of it along with your reasoning: [email protected]*
Let’s Start With The Best Hinge Answers for Guys
Whether showcasing a great sense of humor, killer creativity, honesty, or a bit of each, the following reign supreme as the best Hinge answers. Each of these responses is guaranteed to capture attention (positive attention, that is) and coax tons of high-quality single women to match with you.
Best Hinge Answers#1: Karaoke + a Grand Romantic Gesture
I absolutely love this answer because it makes me think of this scene from 10 Things I Hate About You:
Trust me when I say that women will immediately think of this scene if you list this as your go-to karaoke song — and anticipate your reenactment. Moreover, the fact that this guy makes sure to “scream the I LOVE YOU BABY bit” tells me that he’s outgoing and doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Exhibiting these traits makes you seem more desirable because you’re showing that you know how to have a good time and acclimate to different situations.
Best Hinge Answers #2: Getting Caught in the Rain
Not sure if this guy likes pina coladas, but he certainly likes being caught out in the rain. More importantly, he takes to rainy days with gusto. While many of us want to curl up in a blanket, order takeout and binge watch old episodes Parks and Recreation (AGAIN) on Netflix, this guy is too busy burning calories to let a gray day get him down.
I like this response because it shows that this guy likes to stay active, is sociable (he’s nodding to passersby as he runs) and also knows how to stay prepared, i.e., he’s sure to keep his iPhone safe and sound while getting in the zone.
Best Hinge Answers #3: Favorite Mistake
I chose this as one of the best Hinge answers because:
- It shows you that some “mistakes” can lead to amazing experiences, which is why you shouldn’t live with regret
- It’s extremely intriguing
This answer leaves you wondering exactly how the mistake happened and, more importantly, what happened during the trip that made him happy he went. When you respond to Hinge profile questions, make sure to not give too much away when it comes to cool stories.
Holding back a bit when it comes to details encourages women to match with you in order to get the rest of the story.
Best Hinge Answers #4: What Happens in New Orleans…
Let me just say that New Orleans is one place where an answer like this is appropriate, regardless of whether or not you like to party. If the travel story in question involved Utah or Connecticut and a night out left this guy with an ambiguous piercing, I’d be concerned her simply has a drinking problem.
But because he enjoyed a time at a city that basically encourages round-the-clock drinking (and was there during the Super Bowl no less), this answer simply leaves me intrigued and eager to learn the rest of the story.
Best Hinge Answers #5: A Great Date Idea
This guy describes an awesome date idea for his “simple pleasure.” By doing this, he’s painting a picture in the minds of potential matches of what a date with him might be like.
And, honestly, how can you go wrong with music, seafood and good beer by the water?
Best Hinge Answers #6: Andy and April = Relationship Goals
If you’re wondering why this is listed as one of the best Hinge answers for guys, look no further than the video below.
Best Hinge Answers #7: Wait…What??
I don’t know how you manage to do much of anything during a drunken stupor, let alone move to a different country, but I would match with this guy based solely on a desire to get some details.
Best Hinge Answers #8: Ambition FTW
I really like that this guy is talking about a variety of fitness goals. Physical health is an extremely important part of overall wellness and self-confidence. Staying active can help you feel more confident in the dating world, make you more appealing to potential partners and also help you craft compelling date ideas.
I created a dating blueprint for the first three dates (more about that in a bit). For the second date, I always recommend doing something free and physical in order to escalate sexual tension. By talking about fitness goals and interests, this guy is likely to attract women with shared interests and won’t have a problem coming up with some awesome physical date ideas.
Best Hinge Answers #9: Social, Fun, and Competitive
I love it when a man is social, competitive, and likes to have a good time.
Funny Hinge Answers for Guys
Women love a guy who has a good sense of humor. The Hinge profile questions allow you to showcase your wit in a variety of ways and I suggest you attempt to tickle some funny bones whenever possible. Take a look at some of these funny Hinge answers for inspiration.
Funny Hinge Answers #1: The Highest Bidder
Sometimes you can make an impression with as little as three words.
Funny Hinge Answers #2: Tinder
Going the tongue-in-cheek route, I like that this guy used a competing dating app for his punchline. On a side note, if you’re looking for other sites/apps to meet more women, check out my article here: List of Free Dating Sites and Apps.
Funny Hinge Answers #3: An Epic Visual
Research shows that nostalgia can boost mood and decrease stress. If you can incorporate a bit of nostalgia (i.e., this millennial anthem from 1999) in one of your Hinge answers, you’re likely to get some attention.
Funny Hinge Answers #4: Literally…
Sometimes the most literal responses are also the funniest.
Funny Hinge Answers #5-7: Outer Space 3x!
This wouldn’t have become one of the funniest Hinge answers if the guy hadn’t repeated this basically three times. To be honest, the strategy of answering with “outer space” three times over is way funnier than it has any right to be. I don’t know why I spent a good 30 seconds laughing at this, but here we are. Hence, this guy gets a place on my list.
Funny Hinge Answers #8: This Guy Wins
Mic drop. This guy freaking wins. Clearly a twin, this guy went all in with the “worst roommate story” and I’m pretty sure he’s getting a plethora of matches based on this answer alone.
Creative Hinge Answers For Guys
Whether it’s filling out a dating profile, approaching a woman in the real world, or coming up with a date idea, it’s important to think outside of the box. Moreover, when it comes to answering Hinge profile questions, the last thing you want to come off as is boring. These guys brought their creative A-game when answering the Hinge profile questions. Take a look!
Creative Hinge Answers #1: Best Bucket List Ever
Scuba diving and skydiving could both be considered common bucket list items, but this guy takes it to a whole different level. I’m not even sure why New Zealand would be considered a prime location for jumping out of a plane, but I’m intrigued enough to ask.
Creative Hinge Answers #2: But…How?
How did you fit in there, even as a child? And what do you mean “before it was cool”? Is hiding in a refrigerator commonplace or did I miss that rite of passage growing up?
Regardless, I’m once again intrigued and leaving a woman curious is a prime way to get her to match with you.
Creative Hinge Answers #3: Truthfully, This is Awesome
Honestly, all of the things listed in this guy’s “two truths and a lie” are at a level of awesomeness where I won’t be disappointed no matter which is a lie. And that is exactly how you should treat responding to this type of question.
Creative Hinge Answers #4: Mind = Blown
This is officially the best super power ever and I am anxiously awaiting Marvel to catch onto this and make Subatomic Particle Man a thing.
Creative Hinge Answers #5: WTF?
This creative Hinge answer made me not only match with him, but quickly comment on what exactly he meant by this!
Clever Hinge Answers #6: Good Question
This guy is clearly trying to create some leverage and is showcasing that he enjoys museums. But the interesting thing here is he ends with a question that only museum lady-buffs might know the answer to. I like this because if a woman truly knows this answer, then the museum-interest-commonality might spark a nice first date with her.
Creative Hinge Answers #7: Really, Why?
This makes me want to know more. And I think a lot of American women would agree with me.
Creative Hinge Answers #8: A Life on the Slopes
Who doesn’t love a hot ski instructor who enjoys life. Enough said.
Honest Hinge Answers for Men
Honesty is the best policy in all facets of life, dating being one of them. You can’t have love without trust, which is why you should practice honesty 100% of the time when it comes to romance.
However, there’s no need to get super vulnerable on a dating app. You want to keep it light on the outset while remaining genuine. These guys do a perfect job of showing off their best traits honestly and also incorporating some humor into their answers when appropriate.
Honest Hinge Answers #1: Tell Me More
Once again, here’s an answer that leaves singles intrigued and wanting to learn more. I also like that this guy mentioned that he did a solo trip because it shows fearlessness and independence.
Honest Hinge Answers #2: Self-deprecation FTW
I’m sure that what he lacks in grace, he makes up for in humor. Self-deprecating humor is extremely charming if you utilize it the right way, which this guy does.
Honest Hinge Answers #3: Not All That Irrational
Depending on how many pointy objects this guy ends up around after drinking one too many, this fear is kind of legit…
Honest Hinge Answers #4: A Vicious Cycle
Isn’t this answer all of us on a Saturday?
Honest Hinge Answers #5: Must Love Tacos
Along with pizza, tacos are something that we can pretty much all agree on being awesome, correct? A man who knows to sidle up to the taco bar immediately at a party is a smart man.
Honest Hinge Answers #6: Your Parents Lied to You
This is a recent revelation for all of us, which makes this guy’s answer super honest AND relatable.
Honest Hinge Answers #7: When I Grow Up…
I have a feeling that this childhood dream came to fruition for this guy.
And speaking of height, I have many male clients that ask me about disclosing height on dating apps. It tends to become a point of anxiety for guys who are on the shorter side (or even the extremely tall side) but it doesn’t have to be.
Want advice? Check out my articles, Does Height Matter to Women While Dating?, Should I Put My Heigh on Bumble, Tinder, & My Other Dating Apps Profiles?, and 7 Reasons Why You Should Never Fear Dating a Taller Woman.
Honest Hinge Answers #8: Get Specific
Pretty much everyone enjoys watching things on Netflix. But if you simply put something like “I like binging Netflix shows,” you’re going to come off as generic. I like that this guy offered a couple specific examples because this helps attract women who also enjoy those shows or something similar.
Connecting over shared interests is the first step in creating a romantic bond with someone, so be sure to find shared interests when from the start.
Honest Hinge Answers #9: We’ve. All. Been. There.
Along with slap bracelets, butterfly clips, chokers (wait, are those back in fashion now?) and fanny packs, most 80s and 90s kids can relate to this type of fad. I also love that this guy added a period between each word for emphasis. Grammar is always a good thing when it comes to writing a dating app profile but don’t be afraid to take some creative liberties when it comes to syntax.
After You Match
Using the best Hinge answers is bound to increase your match rates. However, that’s only one step when it comes to turning online connections into real life dates.
After you match, be sure to keep her interest with great conversation starters. Don’t open with “hey,” or “hi” because that’s not likely to lead to much of a conversation. Check out her profile and ask her an open-ended question about some of the interests she has listed. You could also open with a joke or funny Gif to get her laughing.
Don’t Wait Too Long to Ask Her Out
One issue a lot of people have on dating apps and sites is messaging endlessly without setting up an actual date. When you wait too long, the conversation devolves into nothing and you never get to meet in real life to see if there’s actual chemistry between you and your match.
What Makes a Date Compelling?
A compelling date is one that aligns with the person’s interests and also introduces them to a new experience. For example, let’s say the woman you’re asking out is really into marine biology. You could say:
“Hey Melissa. I know that you and I both have an interest in marine biology and animals. There’s a rare leopard shark exhibit that’s happening at the California Academy of Sciences. How would you like to go check it out with me this Saturday at 1 pm, date-style?”
This is extremely compelling and also illustrates perfect use of a TDL.
What is a TDL?
A TDL is an acronym used to describe the three critical components of a date request’s call-to-action, the time, the date, and the location of the date.
The “T” in TDL stands for the “Time” the date will take place. When asking for a date, you must give a woman the time you’d like to meet with her so that she knows whether she is available at that time or not. The “D” in TDL stands for the “Date.” When asking for a date, you must give a woman the date you’d like to meet her on so that she knows whether she is available on that date. The “L” in TDL stands for the “Location.”
When asking for a date, you must give a woman the location you’d like to meet her at so that she knows whether or not she can meet you at that location.
Why Does a TDL Work?
Using a TDL when asking for the date assures that you won’t get stuck in limbo between talking and actually meeting up in person. Every client I’ve worked with who wasn’t getting dates before we started working together was failing to use TDLs when asking women out.
Similarly, every client who learned to use and consistently employ the use of TDLs after working with me, has ended up getting more dates with beautiful women–some of them have even gotten more dates than they know what to do with.
Don’t Rely Solely on Hinge
Hinge is a great tool to add to your dating arsenal. However, if you want to find success FAST in the dating world, don’t rely solely on Hinge. I recommend my clients download a few different dating apps to get started so they don’t get burnt out.
Moreover, there are several ways to meet women in the real world. Check out sites like Eventbrite and Meetup to find activities with likeminded singles. Meeting singles through trusted friends is a great way to put yourself out there as well, along with speed dating, which is one of my favorite recommendations when it comes to practicing your dating approach and increasing confidence.
Using a variety of means to meet eligible women allows you to date women concurrently, which is an effective strategy known as MegaDating.
What is MegaDating?
MegaDating is a dating process that involves going on dates with several different women at the same time. A lot of people mistakenly believe you should date/get hung up on one person at a time, even if it’s just the first date and the two of you are not exclusive.
When you MegaDate, you see that there is plenty of fish in the sea and that settling isn’t necessary. This allows you to open yourself up to new opportunities and actually enjoy your life as a single exploring different dating options.
MegaDating increases your overall confidence, which makes you more attractive to women and fulfilled in your personal life. When you MegaDate, you diffuse your energy by keeping your social calendar full. You also get to practice your dating strategy consistently and, as they say, practice makes perfect.
This decreases anxiety, allows you to go with the flow, and ultimately find an awesome long term girlfriend to share your life with.
I used MegaDating as my main strategy during my 100-date experiment. This strategy led me to a long-term, compatible partner and it can do the same for you!
Best Hinge Answers and Beyond
Want more in-depth help when it comes to responding to Hinge profile questions? Would you like individualized advice on navigating your way through the complex world of online dating so that you can crush your goals? Did you know that hiring a dating coach could speed up the rate at which you find love by over 300%?
If you’re ready to crush your goals and stay out of the friendzone for good, head over to my calendar and book a 1-on-1 Skype session with me today! During our session, we’ll diagnose your dating history, create an action plan to help you overcome your dating roadblocks, and see if my 3-month coaching program is right for you!
I look forward to connecting with you.