Some people know how to start a Tinder conversation smoothly every time and set themselves up for consistent success.
To demonstrate, here’s the Tinder profile of a girl, Jess: As you can see Jess’ Tinder profile above is quite plain, besides the horse photo.
Horses appear to be a passion of hers, so that’s what we’ll use as a topic to for the start of our Tinder conversation.
Find out early if there are reasons that “making it work” will be fraught. Select a few of these questions rather than attempt to ask them all on the same first date! For example, if one person likes to take very long trips and the other person has a more standard two weeks vacation time. If asking this question leads to five solid minutes of them complaining you'll know the person sees the glass as half empty. Why: When you enter a relationship with someone you’re also entering a relationship with their friends. Why: If one of you doesn't like pets and the other has 3 dogs, that's likely to be a problem.
Also, if anything out of the ordinary has happened that might be affecting your date’s mood, it’s good to factor this in. Also, it’s nice to give your date an opportunity to answer a question that isn't directly about them.
What you’re looking for is something to reference when you start your conversation, a subject that you can base your opening message on.