Here's a conversation I've been having with an HB9.something on tinder. I'm made some mistakes but I'm not very interested in meeting anyone anyways. Just wanted to get some feedback. Her profile originally said something about a turkish fortune teller told her she'd have 3 kids, and that her mom told her to get on tinder. which she changed to just say her mom told her to get on tinder.
Me(fri 8:05pm): A puppy, the american flag, and a cute girl in a bikini....Did you major in marketing?
her(fri 8:40pm): Hahaha no but i did get an A in the class!
her(fri 8:40pm): Oh and my teacher said I had potential
me(fri 11:45pm): I can see why he said that...you're a natural :-)
me(fri 11:46pm): Do you usually do what your mom tells you to?
her(sat 3:39am): Haha...sometimes
me(sat 6:57pm): I thought so. You don't look like the "good girl" type. But here you are on tinder doing what you mom told you to...Like a good girl :-D
her(Sun 5:47pm): Haha hey what does that mean!!!
me(sun 10:45pm): Lol! I'm not totally sure. There's a mischievous look in your eyes in all of your pictures.
me(sun 10:48pm): Lead me to believe you were more of a daddy's girl and that you have a lot of guy friends
her(sun 10:51pm): Hahah what does that even mean
her(sun 10:52pm): I feel like you just found a discreet way to say I look like a slut
me(sun 10:58pm): Believe me, I'm rarely discreet haha. Just really bad at texting.
her(sun 11:02pm): Haha it's cool
me(sun 11:03pm): It probably doesn't help that I'm putting zero effort into this tinder business. Thanks for being cool about it :-)
her(sun 11:04pm): It'd be weird if you werw
me(sun 11:05pm): What's that supposed to mean?
me(sun 11:06pm): No I'm just messing with you :-)
me(sun 11:07pm): Why didn't you major in marketing? you did so well
her(sun 11:11pm): Haha just that there's guys on here that are seriously trying to find wives
her(Sun 11:11pm): I know I shoulda!
me(sun 11:13pm): Wait...We're not getting married?
her(sun 11:27pm): only if you're down with 3 kirs
her(sun 11:27pm): kidsssss
me(sun 11:33pm): Oh that's what you changed with your profile!
me(sun 11:34pm): I'm OK with you having 3 kids if you're ok with me having 5 :-D
her(sun 11:38pm): Oh jeez idk about all that
me(sun 11:40pm): You don't have to worry about the other two, they won't be yours :-P
me(Sun 11:40pm): Want to know something funny? I'm the youngest of 6
her(Sun 11:41pm): Haha I just love where this is going already
her(sun 11:41pm): And seriously?
me(sun 11:42pm): Technically 1 of 8, counting half siblings and step siblings
her(sun 11:42pm): Crazy
me(sun 11:44pm): A 3 kid family doesn't phase me at all. How'd you end up getting that kind of fortune telling?
her(mon 5:36am): IDK I guess that's how I drink my coffee
me(mon 9:04am): That thoroughly confused me. Please explain, tell it like a bedtime story :-)
her(mon 9:07am): Well once upon a time, a long long time ago, about a month and a half ago, I returned to my favorite place of all, turkey
me(mon 9:53am): That's a great start :-) I'm totally invested! What happens next? Is there a villain in this story?
And that's the end...haven't heard back. According to tinder and my creepy stalker tendencies she's about 450 miles away now, so maybe she's on a trip and busy. Frankly I don't really care, but I am curious to know what I can learn from this.
I thought my opener was brilliant, but my follow up was weak. I recovered pretty well, and then lost it again by backing down. I was hoping that getting her to tell me a story would hook her again, but that obviously fizzled. There's also a sneaking suspicion that tinder cut her story off. Any advice on what to say next? I was thinking of something like: "Did Tinder cut your story short, or did something sparkly distract you?"