15 “Swipe Right If” Answers to Dating App Prompts
Nowadays, everyone 35 and younger knows what “swiping right” means.
It’s now part of every single male and female’s lexicon, regardless if they’re on dating apps or not.
When you ask your friend if you’d swipe right on that taco, barista, apartment, etc. they know exactly what you’re getting at.
So it should make sense that the “Swipe right if…” prompt is one of Bumble’s most popular prompts.
If you’re one of the 42 million Bumble users, buzzing around the Hive you probably already know that to use Bumble you need to fill out three profile prompts.
The “Swipe right if…” prompt is one of the most popular for obvious reasons. It gives you — the single male in need of a date — a chance to either tell a woman what you’re looking for or to boast about your own qualities.
Unlike other apps, Bumble isn’t nearly as superficial as say Tinder for example.
I say this because, unlike Tinder, swipers are forced to scroll past written prompts in order to see more photos.
This design encourages users to actually read prompts, thus giving the user a chance to humanize themself.
That said, not all users — males in particular — take the opportunity to get the most out of these prompts.
In this article, we’ll show you how to create an amazing “Swipe right if…” response and score more matches.
Here we go!
Swipe Right If…
Your objective is to showcase your personality and to speak to a specific audience thus filtering out women that need not apply.
Do this by getting as specific as possible and by using humor.
Women decide not to swipe right either because the guy isn’t cute enough, or because she doesn’t have enough information about him.
She can’t hear his voice, imagine his jokes, or know anything about him.
Look, women can be kinda creeped out by dating apps and the men that use them.
As this Pew Research study shows, women don’t always have amazing experiences on dating apps.
Because of this, it’s your job as a man to assuage her of all her fears. Do this by making her as comfortable as possible.
But what does this look like exactly?
Here are some examples (I encourage you to steal them).
1) Only Real Travelers Need Apply
I’m sure you’ve noticed that everyone is into traveling nowadays.
No doubt you can identify a few cliche travel pics by now (Machu Pichu, Leaning Tower of Pita, hand-holding photo, etc.).
It’s okay to talk about traveling as long as you’re not being cliche and offering the reader insight into who you are.
Clearly, if you’re not into cruises you’re probably not into Applebees, Yatzy, or Ariana Grande either.
Frankly, it doesn’t matter what your interests are as long as you make them clear.
2) You’re A Man Of Culture
Speaking more than one language is a sign of intelligence, depth of character, status, and sometimes is just plain sexy.
This is your chance to flaunt your stuff while also making it known what you’re looking for.
Let’s also not forget that when it comes to Bumble, women message first, and if they don’t message within the first 24 hours after a match the match gets deleted.
Women will only message if they’re inspired to do so. A woman that speaks more than one language will message you in that second language if you let it be known that’s what you’re looking for.
Don’t be afraid to list out the languages you speak in the form of emojis: “I can flirt with you in these languages 🇪🇸🇫🇷🇸🇪🇮🇹”
3) Don’t Be Afraid To Show Her Who You Really Are
This is what I like to call a segue prompt.
Ya see, the objective of a dating app is to actually go on a date.
The app itself is a space where two strangers can be introduced, it itself is not a space to date.
You want to get off the app as quickly as possible.
That’s easy to do when you two bond over a certain activity and then you (the male) proposes that you do that activity in person.
When asking a woman out be sure to use a TDL.
A TDL stands for time, date, location.
When asking a woman out you want to specify these three things.
A TDL might look something like, “Hey Janice, want to harmonize this Thursday at Crooner’s at 6 p.m.?”
This my friends this is how you ask a woman out. Give her something concrete she can sink her teeth into so she can then give you a very clear yes or no answer to.
4) What Kind Of Foodie Are You?
Everyone’s a foodie nowadays.
Talking about food is a good decision as long as you’re not discussing your love for tacos.
This is by and far one of the worst cliches on dating apps.
Talking about food is a low-hanging conversation starter. If she too is into Indian food she’ll react positively and hit you up asking what your favorite dish is. From here you’re only a few messages away from planning the first date.
Also, keep in mind that you have limited real estate to showcase your personality. Use every all the space afforded to brag about yourself.
By the way, bonus points will always be awarded to men who know how to cook.
5) Don’t ONLY Talk About Netflix
News Flash: Everyone watches Netflix.
Listing your favorite shows is a pretty lame way to set yourself apart from the crowd.
Two people vibing on their favorite shows is pretty shallow and something that anyone can do.
She doesn’t want just anyone, she wants a man that stands out.
Be that man by talking about your hobbies outside of sitting on your couch in the dark and binging The Office for five straight hours.
6) Tell Her About Your Personal Projects
I think it was TLC that best summed up what women want when they said, “Well a scrub checkin’ me, but his game is kinda weak, and I know that he cannot approach me, ’cause I’m lookin’ like class and he’s lookin’ like trash, can’t get wit’ a deadbeat ass.”
Ya see, women want a man with initiative — and that goes beyond just holding down a 9-5.
They want someone with aspirations, hobbies, and a complex life all their own.
Tell her about how unique and spectacular your life is by talking up your personal projects. Women want to see that the man she’s dating isn’t willing to settle and is always looking for ways to grow and improve himself.
7) Talk About Your Pooch
Webbox, a UK-based dog food company wanted to find out how effective a wingman dogs actually are.
There are two things we can learn from this.
One is that you should 100% include photos of you and your dog (just don’t steal your friend’s k-9).
Secondly, talk and chat up your dogs as often as possible.
Women see dog owners as more responsible, caring, and better parents than non-dog owning users.
It’s likely that her first message will be about your dog. Follow up by asking about her dog and then offer to go on a doggy date. Just remember to use a TDL.
8) Tell Her How You Travel
If you’re a single 20 or 30-something travel is bound to be one of your hobbies.
How do I know this?
Because what young person doesn’t like to travel?
It doesn’t quite matter that your hobby is common, what matters if how you tell her about it.
Let’s take a closer look at the text above.
I could have simply written, “love to travel” as the response for “swipe right if…”
However, that would’ve been basic and without character.
Not only did I name drop Scott’s Cheap Flights, but I told the user that I want to go to Malta.
I gave her two nuggets of information that her and I can bond over. When in doubt provide specifics.
Everyone loves to travel, so tell her how you like to travel and where you want to go. Tell her a travel story or brag about all the countries you’ve been to and what you’ve learned through your travels.
9) Be Polarizing
Luckily Bumble already lets users indicate their political leanings.
However, making where you stand 100% clear will only serve to help filter out unwanteds.
If dating someone with opposing political views is a dealbreaker let it be known. Don’t waste your time or hers.
And hey, you don’t want to cast a wide net.
Matching with every woman you swipe right on would be a curse. You only want to match with women you’re highly compatible with.
10) Make Her Giggle
Women love funny men.
That’s just a fact.
Another fact is that if you can make her LOL while reading your profile you’re more likely to get her to swipe right than if you don’t.
Make her chuckle, giggle, or laugh internally, however she does it, it’ll ultimately give you a better chance of scoring a first date.
11) Make Her See You
You want to give her such a detailed image of who you are and what you’re about that she can just about write your profile for you. The more she knows about you the better.
Of course, there are some things you might want to keep to yourself. Any weird phobias or idiosyncracies are best kept secret until you’ve built up a rapport.
If you don’t know what to write it’s best to write too much than too little.
As you can see the prompt just above is really just a list of things our test user likes and is looking for in a partner.
The more images you can give her to hold onto the more likely it is that you two will form a connection.
12) Allow Her To Imagine What Life With You Would Look Like
There are a couple of things I’d like to point out about this post.
One is that it makes the reader clearly see what life with the test user would look like.
It clearly outlines an ideal Sunday, one that consists of lounging about while also enjoying the finer things in life like waffles and wine.
Although there is one negative I’d like to point out.
There’s a grammar error in this prompt.
Grammar errors are actually pretty big turn-offs. Not putting the effort into making sure your profile makes sense is just lazy. Thousands of women will read your profile. Grammar errors are quick and easy fixes that can have a major impact on the number of matches you receive.
Always double-check what you write before posting.
13) Unpopular Opinions Make You Stand Out
Is it true — probably not.
But will it be read and reacted to — definitely.
Just be sure that you name-drop an artist that you actually like and one you think is overrated. Feel free to swap in your own artists.
14) Popular Unpopular Opinions
Everyone knows that come Super Bowl time there are two types of people.
There are those that watch the football game and those that watch the commercial.
Making known which tribe you identify with will certainly make some women swipe left on you, but that’s okay. You only want to attract women whose views align with yours.
Despite the age-old wisdom that opposites attract this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Let’s Get Swiping!
When penning your Bumble profile write in such a way that the woman reading it knows exactly who you are.
Showcase your personality with wit, talk about your likes in detail, and always be positive.
Adhere to these tips and you’re sure to bag a few numbers.
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