Using Dating Apps? 5 Ways to Low-Key Make the First Move
Dating is hard, but dating apps make it even trickier. If you're over waiting for a text, here are the different ways you can make the first move.
If you’re single and looking for a partner or just somebody to have coffee with, dating apps can help. They are an easy and convenient way to see who catches your eye and then your attention, often after a swift conversation. You need not invest several hours of dinner and drinks to meet people – at least not at first. Eventually, the little chats become lengthier until you become interested in seeing them IRL.
Here are some ways you can low-key make the first move on dating apps. Who knows, if everything goes well, it might progress to the next step.
Delete and Swipe Left As You Please
One of the advantages of dating or meeting people using an app is that you can come and go as you please. Don’t like the comment he made? Delete. Not interested in where the conversation is headed? Delete. Want to devote more time to a potentially special person? Ignore the other ones. That is the beauty and simplicity of using dating apps.
Say “Hi!” First
You don't have to wait for a man to make the first move. On Bumble, you’re expected to say hello first if you’re looking to chat or date. On apps like Inner Circle, Tinder, Happn, and Coffee Meets Bagel, you can easily make contact first, too. So go, ask an interesting question about their photos and profile information, or start with a simple hello.
Keep the Conversation Going
Find out what you have in common by asking a lot of questions. If you don’t have much in common but still want to continue chatting, subtly keep the convo going by finding middle ground. You can always talk about current events, movies, music and pop culture.
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Look Your Best on Date Night
The early stages usually hinge on first impressions. Feel confident and radiate warmth. Look respectable and dignified. You swiped right because you liked what you saw. Physical attraction is what drew you to the other person first, but the true test takes place when you meet face to face. Use POND’S Bright Serum Burst Cream for a dewy finish and simultaneously brighten your skin to make a great first impression.
Although hormones mixing and matching are important in the beginning, what will keep you both hooked is having great conversation. Be the best you by remaining cool and collected. Maintain eye contact and be natural.
Use closeup Menthol Fresh Toothpaste and rest assured you won’t have to worry about your breath when you talk all evening. Smile at them frequently to help boost your confidence and maintain your interest – on dating apps or IRL.
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