“If they say they’re a foodie, hit them with ‘so I see you’re a foodie, what’s the best Mexican restaurant in town?  Give them something to work with: Starting a conversation with a question works best. ,” which puts the pressure on the other person to come up with something to talk about.
Encourage a match to answer by feeding them material.
your best chance of striking up a conversation with a potential suitor.
Don’t procrastinate: “Messages sent within the first 24 hours are twice as likely to receive a response,” said Jean-Marie Mc Grath of Hinge.
“You would never say that to somebody when you first meet them at a bar, so don’t say that online either,” she said. Listing what you don’t want in a relationship is “just going to make you look cold,” she adds.