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Published February 27th 2020

Online Dating: Conversation Starters For Each Platform, Found Using Social Data

We crunched a decade's worth of social data to find ideal conversation starters for daters on every platform from Bumble to Tinder.

Ah, conversation starters.

It’s probably the most awkward part of dating, especially when the future of your relationship could depend on that first message.

To make things a little less painful for you (and to follow up on our Decade of Dating report) we tracked conversations about the top eight free lifestyle apps with the goal of finding out what interests the different dating apps’ audiences have.

For this analysis, we used Brandwatch Consumer Research data spanning the decade, from July 1 2010 to December 31 2019

Let’s get to the data! Below, you’ll find the rankings of the top interests for those talking about the different platforms we studied.


If you don’t know where to start, users who post about Tinder are also interested in:

  1. Music
  2. Family and parenting
  3. Food and drinks
  4. Books


If you think it could be for you, some great topics of conversation could be:

  1. Books
  2. Family and parenting
  3. Tech
  4. Music


If you’re stuck for conversation, people who talk about Grindr online are also into:

  1. Music
  2. Family and parenting
  3. Food and drink
  4. Books


Interested in Bumble? The conversation might start flowing if you mention:

  1. Sports
  2. Music
  3. Family and parenting
  4. Books


It’s a particularly good app for you, if you love:

  1. Food and drink
  2. Books
  3. Sports
  4. Music


Time to get chatting about:

  1. Family and parenting
  2. Sports
  3. Music
  4. Books

Take the leap

We recently did a deep dive into how consumers perceive all the dating sites in this list, as well as looking at how dating has changed over the last 10 years. You can find our full report here.

Or you can let us know what you think down in the comments, or @BW_React.

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