Sunday nights, for many of us, are spent hopelessly trawling through Bumble/Tinder/ Happn, desperately trying to figure out if Ben who has the vague discipline of ‘IT’ is really attractive or only in that one grainy selfie he’s taken in his mum’s bathroom. But even if you’re in a relationship, cast your mind back and think about what you asked each other at the very start – maybe there’s something you wish you’d known then (like that bad toenail clipping habit)? With Tinder alone claiming to have over 50 million users worldwide, half the battle is finding common ground with a perfect stranger and weeding out the ones who are no match at all – hopefully in as few messages as possible.
Now, we can’t say this is a definitive science – sometimes there are no rules, or those that totally defy them – but if you think your Tinder small talk might be a little stagnant, then this feature is most definitely for you. We asked the UK’s top dating gurus (and a few opinionated members of the Look team) to tell us what they think we should be asking potential suitors... Hey, it can’t hurt, right?
‘What Are Three Things On Your Bucket List? ’
Amélie Guerard, head of matchmaking at dating app Once ‘Try asking something that makes them think about themselves in a positive way rather than an interrogation.