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Here’s How to Respond to the Most Popular Hinge Prompts

Plus, a comprehensive list of every prompt available to answer.

Swiping left and right on dating apps is tiring, even for those of us with rock-solid thumb muscles (at least that’s one thing we can thank TikTok for). So if you’re ready to increase your high quality matches, it’s time to revamp your dating app profile by responding to the best Hinge prompts.

Hinge, if you’ve been living under a mossy stone in the woods, is the dating app designed to be deleted, according to their marketing department. It’s oriented more towards relationships than one-off hookups or casual dating.

That’s all well and good, but answering the prompts on Hinge can feel like an interview that you didn’t prepare for. What’s the dorkiest thing about me? The answer hinges on how much time you have. See what we did there? Yeah, okay, maybe we are prepared to answer that one.
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We’re here to save the day and give you a cheat sheet of Hinge prompt answers to spruce up your profile. Because why be yourself when you can be more like us?

What Are Hinge Prompts?

One of Hinge’s unique features are prompts, or icebreaker questions, that you answer as part of your profile. Hinge prompts are basically conversation starters.

The feature limits the number of boring opening lines you’ll have to fend off, like “what do you do for work?” or the much-dreaded “hey.” Hay is for horses, Jimmy.

When creating your account, you will be tasked with providing a brief answer to three prompts. Then, other singles can choose one of your prompts to respond to. You only get 150 characters to answer, so check your Shakespearean side at the door.
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Here’s How to Respond to the Best Hinge Prompts

We’ve included a complete list of all the Hinge prompts available to reply to at the end of this article, but we cherry-picked our favorite 15 to dive into deeper.

1. Two truths and a lie

It’s almost impossible to resist this prompt. Your suitors will just *have* to guess which one is the lie. The common theme in answering all these prompts is to keep it lighthearted, while letting your matches get to know a little something about yourself. Here are some broad ideas to guide your thinking.

Try these answers:

  • Experiences (I played the Cat in the Hat in my high school musical; I lived abroad)
  • Likes or dislikes (i.e. I’m a vegan; I hate peanut butter)
  • Special skills (I’m an avid snowboarder; I can play guitar)
  • Fun facts (i.e. I’m allergic to shellfish; Tom Hanks is my uncle)
  • Future plans (I want five kids; I’m training for a 10k)

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2. Let’s debate this topic

Answers for this Hinge prompt can go one of two ways: serious or funny. In this instance, we’d recommend going with humor. Remember that old adage about not bringing up politics or religion over dinner?

Try these answers:

  • Pineapple on pizza: good or a crime against humanity?
  • Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
  • Who’s better: Jimmy Neutron or Carl Wheezer?

3. First round is on me if

The goal of using a dating app is to get off of it, and this prompt is the perfect way to cue up an IRL date. Fair warning: be ready to pony up if one of your matches wins the bet.

Try these answers:

  • you can beat me at bowling
  • you don’t make fun of me for ordering a Sex on the Beach
  • the second round’s on you

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4. Let’s make sure we’re on the same page about

Time wasters can GTFO. If you have a major deal breaker, now’s your chance to air it out. Or, you could lean funny and choose something sarcastic. Here are a few options for you to try.

Try these answers:

  • not wanting kids (or wanting them)
  • the fact that Taylor Swift is the greatest artist of our generation
  • country music: yay or nay?

5. I bet you can’t

Bring out the inner competitive spirit in your match by forcing them to show their hand. This is another prompt that can easily lead to a date a la “let me prove it to you.” The best answers to this prompt are witty, flirty, and a little sassy.

Try these answers:

  • beat me in Mario Kart (I call Yoshi)
  • guess my go-to karaoke song
  • think of anything better than grabbing drinks with me this weekend

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6. Green flags I look for

The best response to this Hinge prompt is to be funny but also pick something you’re half-serious about. Here are a few examples.

Try these answers:

  • Harry Styles in your top artist on Spotify
  • You are not an only child
  • You making (non-creepy) eye contact during conversations

7. This year, I really want to

Use this opportunity to be sincere. Overall, you should try to include within your three prompts a funny response or two along with one that allows the person you matched with to learn something new about you. Feeling stuck? Any one of your New Year’s resolutions will work.

Try these answers:

  • read 24 books
  • travel to a new country
  • become Mrs. (insert your last name here)

Hinge Prompts - This year, I really want to

8. A shower thought I recently had

Shower thoughts are the best thoughts. This is a voice prompt, and it allows you the opportunity to go so many different directions. You can get super meta about life, comment on some grave injustice of the world, or just talk about how tacos are sandwiches.

Try these answers:

  • Who is the voice in your head?
  • You never know when the last time you’ll do something is, especially something you don’t do very often
  • Hot dogs are sandwiches, too

9. Worst fad I participated in

I mean, we’re 90s babies. The list is endless. Here’s the highlight reel.

  • Low-rise jeans. Pls don’t let them come back.
  • Beanie baby collecting
  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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10. I recently discovered that

Time to refer to your stockpile of Snapple caps. What do you mean you haven’t been saving them? You’re so lucky to have us.

Try these answers:

  • the only bird that can swim but not fly is the penguin
  • epitome is pronounced “uh-pi-tuh-mee”
  • you think I’m cute

11. Unusual skills

Can you tie a maraschino cherry stem using only your tongue? Do you have x-ray vision? Are you a robot in disguise? Your matches deserve the truth.

Try these answers:

  • Being last to finish my meal every. Single. Time.
  • I hold the record for slowest mile runner in my high school class
  • Expert level moon-walker

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12. I’m convinced that

Hold those wacky conspiracy theories back on this one. Unless they’re funny. Otherwise, go with some of your other strongly held convictions. Like…

Try these answers:

  • I have a second stomach for dessert
  • you can’t be trusted if you don’t like pasta
  • Avril Lavigne is dead and she was replaced with her body double

13. My most irrational fear

There are a few different directions for you to take this one: go sarcastic and bizarre, or you can actually confess an unusual fear.

Try these answers:

  • killer whales
  • losing my ability to speak (I’m a huge chatterbox)
  • being ghosted

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14. The dorkiest thing about me is

Look, dating can be intimidating. Humanize yourself and make yourself more approachable by geeking out over something you love.

Try these answers:

  • I collect squishmallows like it’s my job
  • I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series all the way through at least 10 times
  • I spend countless hours per week playing Animal Crossing

15. I’m looking for

A nice mix of silly and serious is the best response to this prompt. After all, you are in this for an actual date. Go for something playful that still communicates a message: what qualities or traits are you actually looking for?

Try these answers:

  • Someone who will sing in the car with me
  • A new best friend (no offense, Jess)
  • Someone to go for a drink or two this weekend – any takers?

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Complete Hinge Prompts List (As Of 2022)

Hinge adds new prompts regularly, but as of writing, here’s the complete list of conversation starters to choose from. Hinge prompts are sorted into seven categories: about me, storytime, getting personal, date vibes, let’s chat about, my type, and voice-first.

About me

  • A life goal of mine
  • This year, I really want to
  • A random fact I love is
  • I’m convinced that
  • My most irrational fear
  • My greatest strength
  • My simple pleasures
  • New year, same
  • This is my year for
  • The award I should be nominated for
  • My mantra is
  • Unusual skills
  • Fact about me that surprises people
  • I’m the type of texter who
  • I recently discovered that
  • I take pride in
  • The way to win me over is
  • Typical Sunday
  • Dating me is like
  • I go crazy for

Storytime

  • One thing I’ll never do again
  • Two truths and a lie
  • Never have I ever
  • Most spontaneous thing I’ve done
  • Best travel story
  • Weirdest gift I have given or recieved
  • Worst idea I’ve ever had
  • Biggest risk I’ve taken
  • My biggest date fail
  • Believe it or not, I

Getting personal

  • What if I told you that
  • I geek out on
  • The dorkiest thing about me is
  • An overshare
  • I think I’m finally ready to
  • I won’t shut up about
  • My Love Language is
  • Don’t hate me if I
  • My most controversial opinion is
  • If loving this is wrong, I don’t want to be right
  • The one thing you should know about me is
  • The key to my heart is
  • A social cause I care about
  • You should *not* go out with me if
  • The secret to getting to know me is

Date vibes

  • What I order for the table
  • I’m a regular at
  • The best way to ask me out is by
  • First round is on me if
  • I know the best spot in town for
  • Together, we could
  • My ideal date from home
  • Something I want to try with you is

Let’s chat about

  • Do you agree or disagree that
  • Let’s start a server for people who
  • I bet you can’t
  • You should leave a comment if
  • I’ll pick the topic if you start the conversation
  • Let’s #Justchat about
  • Let’s debate this topic
  • Let’s make sure we’re on the same page about
  • Change my mind about
  • Teach me something about
  • Give me travel tips for
  • The one thing I’d love to know about you is
  • Which is more important to you
  • Try to guess this about me

My type

  • I’ll fall for you if
  • I’ll know it’s time to delete Hinge when
  • We’ll get along if
  • We’re the same type of weird if
  • I’m weirdly attracted to
  • I want someone who
  • The hallmark of a good relationship is
  • I’ll know I found the one when
  • Something that’s non-negotiable for me is
  • All I ask is that you
  • Green flags I look for
  • I’m looking for
  • I get along best with people who
  • I’ll brag about you to my friends if
  • I’ll introduce you to my family if

Voice-first

  • My best Dad Joke
  • Guess the song
  • I wish more people knew
  • My best celebrity impression
  • I’ll give you the set up, you guess the punchline
  • Apparently, my life’s soundtrack is
  • Proof I have musical talent
  • Saying “Hi!” in as many languages as I know
  • My favorite line from a movie
  • My BFF’s take on why you should date me
  • A quick rant about
  • How to pronounce my name
  • A shower thought I recently had

By Laura Davis

Laura was born at the beach in New Jersey, but she'd be the first to tell you her childhood was nothing like Jersey Shore. Sadly. When she's not writing, you can find her reading on her beloved Kindle, listening to true crime podcasts, or looking up adoptable cats.

Outside of her 9-5 as a writer, Laura is the owner of Looks by Laura, an online thrifted clothing boutique. She's the co-founder of Adultescence, a podcast and lifestyle website about navigating that challenging space between adolescence and adulthood. And she makes a mean eggplant parm.

One reply on “Here’s How to Respond to the Most Popular Hinge Prompts”

Why is this on seemingly everyone’s profile:

“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it.”

“Let me get that door for you”

“I made us dinner plans, I’ll pick you up at 7.”

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