Dating online is fun, and the best thing about it is that you can do it from the comfort of your home. As easy and chill as that may sound, it comes with the unwritten caveat that there is not much of an impression you can make other than your opener. So while all you have to do is play around with words, to truly make a solid impression on your online match, your words have to be crafted carefully. I am here to help you with my expertise in funny Tinder questions to help you get going.
I have spent enough time on Tinder by this point to know that it is difficult to strike up a conversation at times. In this day and age, Tinder is not just something which lonely people use to pass their time. People online are actually looking to date and even marry. Hence, the competition is tough and how things proceed with your match depends on the first impression you make.
43 Funny Tinder Questions Your Matches Will Love And Respond To
Here’s what I think must have happened that made you end up here. Maybe you are just new to the online dating space and want to be prepared. Or maybe a cutie you’ve been pining for hasn’t responded to you in a while. You just checked your DMs a few seconds ago to see if there’s any word from her. Well, still nothing.
You don’t want to make the same mistakes again with your next few matches on the app or be a turn-off for women. What are some great questions to kickstart your online dating life? We’ll tell you. Before we move to the actual funny Tinder opener questions, I have a few suggestions in advance that you will probably thank me for:
- The compliments can come later: Do NOT open a conversation with an elaborate compliment because that can come off as superficial. Even if your match is dead-drop gorgeous, try to open with something amusing and witty first
- Try to be subjective: You cannot start with a steak joke when your match is a vegan, so make sure you do a proper background check before dropping anything that totally turns them off
- Personalize your openers: Understand what your match is into and don’t send a bland “Hey,” hoping they will be interested in you. That hasn’t worked in years
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Funny Tinder questions
If you want to come off as someone with chill vibes who is easy to talk to, then the next few questions are for you. They’re a bit flirty, but they don’t go too far. This way, you maintain a distance for a camaraderie to develop, but also appear amusing. If you ask me, these are a great way to start a first conversation.
1. What would it take for someone to take you off this app?
Ahhh, this is one of the fun questions one can ask, which will also give you an idea of why your match is on the app. Some people are there to simply have fun and meet people and don’t want anything too serious. Some have their goals clearly defined. Find out through this humorous, just-the-right-amount-of-cocky question.
2. You want to approach a cute guy/girl but can only open with a terrible pick-up line. What do you go with?
After having spent a substantial amount of time on Tinder, I’ve come across a lot of people who want the other person to strike up a fun conversation. This question will make your match think very hard. Chances are, this might lead them to tell you a funny story about terrible pick-up lines too!
3. The apocalypse starts an hour into our first date. What’s your best attribute that keeps us alive?
Thanks to the scenario of a life-threatening situation, this one will help you learn a lot of important things about your date and even make her think you are hilarious. A light-hearted but useful funny Tinder opener question, you’ll thank me later. Why? Because this might even help you see why someone is not as compatible as you thought they would be.
4. Do you think I could pull off being bald?
An even funnier question if you’re already bald. If you do have hair on your head, don’t be so dead serious about life and your looks. Just have fun with it.
5. What is your favorite thing to do after work/college?
We all have that one thing we like to do to unwind, right? An unusual hobby? Terrible reality show? Weird choice of comfort snack? This question is one of my favorites since it allows you to learn more about your match and what they like to do when they are by themselves. One of the perfect icebreaker questions for Tinder, it’s a nice window into what a regular day for your match looks like.
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6. Which hobby is a dead giveaway that someone is single?
Imagine going over to a date’s house and finding out that they collect rocks. Like, hundreds of random rocks, not even rare rocks and mineral specimens? *gulps*. This one from our list of funny questions for Tinder is about getting the giggles started as you relax and get to know each other better.
7. Help me solve this brain teaser: Are we going to a beach or a café?
Flirty and funny. A simple way to know if your match is the kind who likes the sound of the ocean at sunset or someone who enjoys a date in a cozy café with an aesthetic ambiance. Honestly, it’s a question for the sake of it – you should totally be doing both. Who doesn’t want cute and fun first dates?
8. Besides being good-looking, what else do you do?
Because sometimes they are so good-looking that it makes you wonder, “That pretty face has to work for a living?” And unless your match has a lot of family inheritance, they have to work to make a living too. Start with a compliment and follow it up with a question to get your match to respond to you right away. Keep reading. I have some funny ‘would you rather’ questions for Tinder up ahead that will get your matches to respond.
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9. Do you lick or bite into ice cream?
There are two types of people in this world. And the ones who bite their ice cream, are no less than monsters. Yes Daniel, it is weird. And no, it is not normal. Can you even trust the people who bite into their ice cream? This is one of the bizarre and fun questions to ask on Tinder.
10. Would you rather live through a zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion?
If I were to compile a list of funny ‘would you rather’ questions for Tinder, this one would top them all. And the world will agree with me when I say this – either option would be better than the year that was 2020. I am glad we’re slowly transitioning to some sort of normalcy. Clearly, we are taking our matches on first dates, learning how to revisit social norms, and even asking them flirty first date questions.
11. Would you rather give up coffee or give up sleep?
Behold the ultimate ‘would you rather’ question! Some people love coffee and this one will make them think real hard. It has been over a year since we matched, and to this day, my own girlfriend has not made up her mind about this question. You can’t give up coffee because that will make you sleepy. However, if you give up sleep then you lose out on the experience of waking up to coffee. It’s a catch-22 situation and will keep your match thinking.
12. Would you rather be married to a 10 with a bad sense of humor or a 6 with an amazing personality?
Preferences. Preferences. Preferences. Some people prioritize looks; others want a strong personality. You know I’m looking out for you, right, because I am simply helping you see things for what they are with the person you’ve matched with. If you want to make them think that you’re not full of yourself and indulge in some mildly self-deprecating humor, go ahead and say, “I’m a 6 but my personality makes me a 12,” and they will be so impressed.
13. You just won a free flight for two to anywhere in the world. Where are you taking me?
This is one of the questions to ask your Tinder match if you feel like your conversation isn’t going anywhere. Besides, it answers one of the most important thing you should know. Do you both share the same taste in travel destinations? Because if all goes well, you might need tips on travel for two.
14. Ever wonder why it’s called ‘after dark’ when it’s really after light?
This one really makes you think, doesn’t it? Language has a notorious way of making sense logically but at times when it doesn’t, it throws the mind in a frenzy. This could be one of the funny questions to ask in Tinder bio, or could work as a conversation opener with your match.
Great Tinder questions if you want to be playful
The above questions will make your match laugh but also, think really hard. And once they’ve realized how fun you are, they are going to start opening up to you a bit more. You’ll finally find some room to be playful with a girl on Tinder and can choose from this next set of questions. Consider some of these for when your equation with your match has become more comfortable.
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15. Titanic. Done. That’s my icebreaker. What’s up?
Since you are here looking for funny icebreaker questions for Tinder, it is my responsibility to encourage you to strike up a conversation in every possible way. Brownie points for you if Kate Winslet is their celebrity crush. Let’s hope this makes them laugh and not get sad about Jack’s death.
16. Using only emojis, explain what you’d like to do on our first date
Have you been talking to your match for a few days and want to ask them out on a date but aren’t sure how to go about it? This one should take care of it for you. My brother brought this up with me a few weeks ago asking me for some questions one can ask on a dating app and said it was for a ‘friend.’ It wasn’t, of course, but I must tell you it has worked in his favor.
17. So does this mean we are a couple now?
I want you to ask this funny Tinder question as a reply to something cute that only a girlfriend would say and subtly point out the fact that the lines are blurring. Maybe she’s upset about you eating your lunch late, or you two had your first fight.Such funny icebreaker questions for Tinder help you be smooth and sweet at the same time.
18. I was waiting for you to text me, but I guess I’ll take this for the team
You ever like someone a lot and swipe right, hoping that they swipe you back? And they do. But no one’s made a move and it’s been 5 days? Then this is one of the questions to ask your Tinder match when they haven’t gotten back to you. I can relate to this because that is exactly how I matched with my partner on Tinder. And yes, I used the same icebreaker which is why I can tell you that it works.
19. Important question: Can you wiggle your ears?
If you want to have a fun conversation on Tinder with someone that you like, you might have to risk being a little weird. That’s the only way to find someone who is ‘your’ kind of weird. And also, it’s super rare to be able to wiggle your ears.
I once matched with a girl who had this in her bio. Yes, her bio! And we are great friends now. To this day, at the most random points, she will go around wiggling her ear and I flip every. single. time. This is one of the many useful and funny questions to ask in a Tinder bio and could even lead you to wholesome friendships. I have to credit our bond to her skill of creating an effective online dating profile.
20. Your bucket list can only have 3 things, what are the other two?
Confidence is key when interacting with a potential date on dating apps. Don’t be too cocky when you ask her this question from our list of best questions to ask a girl online. Be smooth and don’t push it any further if the response is like a “Lol.” Work your way up from the basics, and keep the ball rolling.
21. Which is worse, Harry being born to Voldemort or Voldemort killing the trio?
This question can be a good change of pace. Nothing can go wrong with a Harry Potter question or in this case an alternate storyline of Harry Potter. This way, you get to see their nerdy side, and how cute is that? And for all my nerds struggling to find a tasteful match on Tinder, did you know there are dating sites for nerds too?
22. What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?
I think it would be dodgeball. This is one of those questions which does not have the right answer to it because the possibilities are endless. It will lead you from one interesting conversation to another, and you might even get some fun games ideas for when you are with your friends.
Best questions to ask on Tinder
In this part, we are raising the standard of fun questions you can ask the person you like. The following questions are truly the cream of the crop, but should be reserved for when you two have been talking for a few days or so. These aren’t the type you can shoot at them out of nowhere. There has to be a buildup and an ease in the conversation, so launch these carefully.
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23. What was the weirdest conversation you have overheard?
Are you telling me you have never accidentally overheard two people talking about the most random or strangest thing ever? I am sure we’ve all been there. The weirdest one I have heard so far was between two best friends talking about a couple they know and apparently, the couple had to fire the nanny because her husband had found the nanny kissing his brother.
24. They say good things come to those who wait but you’ve not replied yet, is it because the early bird got the worm?
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’ve used the best among the funny Tinder questions here, but none have worked yet? Want to text them once again without looking desperate? Use this question if you’re willing to give it one last try because your gut says that it’s worth it. These cheeky questions can actually work in your favor. But if your match doesn’t reply to this one either, don’t worry, there are a lot of other fish in the sea. Pick more icebreaker questions from this list and try again.
25. What is something that should be done more often but most people only do it occasionally?
Personally, I think people should take a shower regularly. However, as winter approaches, I try to shower whenever I can to keep myself (and those around me) feeling fresh, as should your match from Tinder. Ask them this question to learn about their personal habits and the occasional slips.
27. What is your most embarrassing drunk moment?
These are SO entertaining and can take the conversation to great heights. You can’t go around asking questions and not include this. You’ll see how the conversation gets going with the two of you sharing the best and the most embarrassing stories from the time you were wasted. If you truly want to have a fun conversation on Tinder, don’t skip this one. This also includes messages we send to our ex when drunk, oops.
26. When was the last time you did something for the first time?
We all have a list of things we wish to try and experience. Now that you have matched with someone, wouldn’t you like to know whether the person you’re talking to is open to new experiences or if they prefer a calm and routine life? You’re in for some unusual and hilarious stories on dating apps with this one.
28. Ever been in a situation where a friend accidentally turned you on?
We’re all adults here and let’s be honest, most folks have actually experienced this. These are almost never intentional and I speak from personal experience. My best friend ruffled my hair playfully one time in class, which should not have been a huge deal because she and I were always playful with each other, but it did something to me at that moment. And I still think about it at times. Does the person you matched with on Tinder have one of these stories too? Only one way to find out.
29. Which movie/series resembles your life story so far?
Just between you and me, Crazy Rich Asians resembles my life quite well on many levels. Don’t ask why. With this question, you might even notice relationship deal breakers if their answer is something like You. Run!
30. You ever repair something on your own to save money and ended up spending more because you made it worse?
I once tried to fix my iPhone home button which had somehow recessed into the slot using a pry tool and damaged the touch ID. Let’s just say the Apple Genius had a good story to tell at dinner time. Yes, men like to fix things on their own. For the ladies looking for funny online dating questions to ask him, this one’s for you.
31. Have you ever gone an entire day outdoors without wearing underwear?
This is one of the questions to ask your match from Tinder, once you have REALLY broken the ice. I’m sure that almost everyone has gone commando at least once in their life, either by design or by accident. Before you ask this, read the room well and gauge their comfort. Avoid using this as an icebreaker until you know more about them. You can include this as part of a fun truth or dare questions game.
32. Which is a thing that is morally okay but illegal to do?
Some questions begin and end in the gray area. Lucky for us, Tinder is well-encrypted. But you’re going to have to think of something yourself in the event of your match asking you the same question.
33. Do you know who tests the dog food when they say that it has a new and improved flavor?
Haha! Not a lot of people know this or have thought about this before, and definitely don’t think about asking it on dating apps to just anyone. Among this list of funny questions for Tinder, this is the one you should use if your match has a pet or is a total dog person. Oh, and the answer to this question is a professional pet food tester.
Cheesy lines for flirting
The next few are when you want to dial down on getting to know the person and simply make them cringe and laugh at the same time. If you like cheese, the following questions are for you to try with a guy or girl on Tinder, to make the first romantic move on them. Pay close attention to how they respond to see if you need to tone it down or not. If you ace these, your online matches can quickly turn into real-life connections.
34. Why do some couples go to the gym?
The answer is a no-brainer; it’s because they want their relationship to ‘work out.’ Haha! Get it? Toward the end of this list, I’ve added a few ‘Dad jokes’ which will double up as funny questions. There are a lot of funny ways to start a conversation and get responses if you look in the right places.
35. If you were a fruit, what kind would you be?
A personal favorite among this list of great Tinder questions. Your match’s response is of little relevance because it’s what you’re going to say that matters. No matter their reply, you have to follow it up with a “Well, I think you’re a ‘fineapple.'” Come on, you know you smiled at that.
36. If you were to feel my shirt, you’d be surprised to find out what it’s made of
It’s ‘boyfriend material.’ If nothing else comes from this, you’ll get a good laugh or a fake annoyed look at the very least and keep the ball rolling. And you are not allowed to cringe at any of this because you were the one looking for funny Tinder questions to ask a girl. Ask and you shall receive!
37. Are you from Korea? Because I think you’re my Seoul mate
What did I just say about not cringing? As cheesy as this is, you will get your match to smile with this one. I personally find it very wholesome when I can brighten up someone’s day. If your match from Tinder is into cheesy one-liners like you, this one would be perfect.
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38. Do you know CPR?
If they’re not a doctor, there’s a good chance they will say no. But their response doesn’t quite matter. All you have to do is follow it up with a “Oh, because you took my breath away,” to really make them smile. See? That was easy, wasn’t it? If you want to dial up the flirt, this is the way.
39. If you were a vegetable, what would you be?
This one is very similar to the fruit question we discussed above. This time, they will be ready for the cheese. However they answer this, tell them that their answer is completely wrong. Because to you, they are a ‘cute-cumber.’
40. Are you an artist? Because you are so good at drawing me in
This one is cute and funny, and a relatively new pick-up line on the block, so chances are that they haven’t heard it from somebody else already. If they like this one, your conversation can go really well, and it means you have certainly been asking the right questions. But if their response seems uninterested, then try to tone it down.
These are some fun questions to ask on Tinder which also double as corny pick-up lines, but pay close attention to how they react and read the room. Dating experts suggest that the most important thing with these questions is making sure the other person is actually enjoying them.
41. My mom told me not to talk to strangers online, but I want to make an exception for you. Do you think it’s a good idea?
This is one of the questions to ask on Tinder or other dating apps that certainly elicits quite a response. It’s hard to resist this one or seen zone the person who sent it. So, if you really want to make a foray into the flirting land, this is your go-to.
42. You sound busy, but is there any chance of adding me to your to-do list?
This question is going to make things a bit hot. A little sexual banter on dating apps like Tinder doesn’t hurt. But only if you are sure your match will be comfortable with it. If you want to get naughty, try your hand at this one in order to have a spicy and fun conversation on Tinder.
43. I’m new in the city, can I have directions to your place?
This is one of the questions to ask your Tinder match when you two have had an explosive conversation. If you think there’s sexual compatibility and that your date is feeling open and adventurous, this query may even translate into a fun night.
Phew! You’ve finally made it to the end, and I hope this list of funny Tinder questions fetches you better and more consistent responses from your matches, while also keeping the conversations entertaining. As you start talking to more people online, make sure you don’t rotate these same questions as you will bore yourself eventually. Keep them fresh and personalize them as you go. The more matches you get, the more creatively you get to play around.
If there is a friend whose dating game is totally off and only asks girls their favorite color on apps like Tinder, make sure to send this article their way. Happy swiping to you both, and we hope your online matches manifest into a date soon!
This article was updated in May 2022.