Dating apps are right up there with smartphones, tablets and Netflix as one of the biggest boons of the 21st century. Gone are the days when you had to resort to running several scenarios in your head before approaching your crush. Or fishing for a pen and paper if you finally reached the ‘numbers’ stage. Not to forget those cutesy pie times when you phoned them on their landline while hoping your ‘hey, baby’ wouldn’t be met by the stern voice of their folks. So yeah, while dating apps have undoubtedly made things easier, you still need to be at your A game to avoid feeling left, left, left, left out. That’s why we’re here to help you avoid a brain freeze when you get down to talking to your match. So, let’s get right, right, RIGHT into the many ways of breaking the ice on dating apps.   

Picture perfect


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This should be a no brainer, but countless profiles on dating apps lack something as basic as a picture of the person. It’s okay to leave a bit to mystery when meeting potential dates, but that’s just taking things a bit too far. Plus, if you don’t put your picture, there’s a high chance of you being overlooked in an instant. So, strike some poses, upload the best ones, and hope luck strikes you. 

Nail that bio


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In order to develop a good chemistry with a potential date, you need to have a good bio. So, make sure your profile description includes a bit more than your city and interests. A good sense of humour always helps and has been known to attract attention, which is something you might want to keep in mind.

Own that first impression


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In the case of dating apps, where everything happens at breakneck speed, the first impression is usually the last impression. Getting matched is just half the job. You got to bowl them over with a good opening introduction too. Boring intros like ‘hey, what do you do?’ are just going to get you overlooked. You got one chance. Make it count.

Be yourself


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In this case, DON’T fake it till you make it. Be yourself, be honest and it’ll reap rewards. After all you don’t want a relationship built on lies. If you have quirky hobbies, make them known. If you have any flaws, let them out. Hearing you be honest about yourself helps the person on the other end of the phone become less conscious about opening up.

Comflirt your crush


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First things first, make your crush feel comfortable while talking to you, and once they are, begin the flirting game. A little playfulness is always healthy and usually a good way to establish that you’re good relationship material. However, you must be mindful of your limits to avoid going overboard.

Keep them conversations open-ended


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Nobody loves a one-sided conversation. Relationships are about two people expressing themselves, aren’t they? So don’t let your opinions or statements end just with you. Leave room for the other person to express their opinion. Once you do that, you’re sure to have something good going. 

That’s all for now, folks. Here’s hoping you get that lucky swipe which will wipe your singlehood away. And when you’re done breaking the ice and ready for the hot stuff, don’t forget to keep a box of KS handy. Until the next time smiley.