16 Ways to Effectively Start a Tinder Conversation

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1. “Hey X, what’s your story?”

Simple, and gets to the point. Off the bat, it's a chance to use your Tinder match's name–likely the sweetest sound in any language to them. The truth is, you might not get any good stories out of this one, and may get some lame responses, but what you DO get is insight into whether or not your match is a good sport. How people interpret the question tells you a lot more than the answer! Is your match game? Can your match roll with the punches?