This Viral Hinge Prompt “Hack” Actually Isn’t A Good Idea


This Viral Hinge Prompt “Hack” Actually Isn’t A Good Idea

Sure, dating apps are in their flop era, but singles are still turning to them to try and find their person — or, at the very least, a steady situationship. While a picture is worth a thousand words, the prompts on apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are your chance to show off your personality to potential suitors before they swipe left or right. They’re an integral part of the experience and if you’ve been on the apps for a while, you’ve likely spotted some common themes in prompt responses.

Quick Facts

  • Some users attempt to use banal prompt responses to increase matches on Hinge.
  • A social media user’s experiment with generic prompt responses yielded unexpected positive results.
  • Experts advise against using non-genuine responses for dating app prompts.

Some people like to brag about their somewhat legal international escapades and others insist they’re looking for someone who “doesn’t take themselves too seriously.” But then there are folks who answer prompts in a way that lacks personality and individuality. In some cases, those responses are downright boring. X user @yourhammergirl seemingly saw a trend of such answers and wanted to see if using banal prompt responses would help them get more matches.

Funnily enough, though, the prompt changes seemed to work. Less than 10 hours after changing their profile answers, the user updated their followers, saying “I’m so extremely blackpilled by this. I changed my profile at 1:30am and I woke up to more likes I’ve ever gotten in my life.” Ouch.

And while @yourhammergirl might’ve gotten more matches from the edits, following in their lead to get more dates probably isn’t a good idea, according to experts. Dr. Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, a professor of sexual communication at California State University Fullerton and host of the Luvbites by Dr. Tara podcast, previously told Bustle that being clear and honest in your dating app profiles will lead to more meaningful matches. So don’t take the easy way out.