A match on Tinder does not imply that the person will respond immediately. There are several reasons why a match doesn’t respond to your opening message.
1. Your Match Is Reconsidering Their Decision To Liking Your Profile
The biggest reason your match isn’t responding is that they are reconsidering their decision to like your profile. Tinder is so user-friendly that users can swipe left and right quickly and some users even like to speed swipe.
Users are swiping very quickly over profiles without looking at the pictures and the bio of others. Some users speed swipe through profiles where they can go over around 30-40 profiles in one minute. These users just swipe over every profile without noticing the pictures and the bio.
After matching with your profile, the user has time to check out your pictures as well as the bio and there’s a high probability they don’t like what they see and they are reconsidering their decision of liking your profile. If that’s the case then they won’t respond to your messages.
You should give the user at least 72 hours to respond back to your message. If they don’t respond within this timeframe, it would be best for you to unmatch the user and move on to the next one.
If the person is genuinely interested in you, they will reply back within a few hours, if they don’t then probably they are not interested in you.
2. Your Opening Line Wasn’t Enticing
Moving on to some conversation starters, just a simple “hello” or “hey” won’t earn you a reply. A lengthy text is also likely to be ignored despite how humorous or intelligent it is.
Tinder is a lively dating app with a plethora of diverse personalities. So it is important to start off your conversation in a manner that stands out from the crowd and has a lasting impression on your match.
The most recommended way is to ask a question related to their profile or to use a GIF.
You should definitely stay away from simple conversation starters like “hello”, “hey” or “what’s up.” These lines signal the user that you have a boring personality or you’re too lazy to come up with a better opening line.
You shouldn’t be surprised if you’re not generating the results you desire if you’re employing the same pick-up phrases on every match. And if you’re using a pick-up technique that isn’t even your own, you should ditch it and try something fresh.
While striking a balance between passionate and aggressive can be difficult, you should avoid alienating matches with a too direct statement.
What you thought would make someone laugh could instead offend them, so keep any provocative or highly opinionated comments for after you get to understand your match better.
The best way to start a conversation would be to ask your match a question about something from their profile. It could be a hobby or something about their personality. Questions are a great way to start because the user feels compelled to answer them.
3. The User is A Bot Or A Fake Profile
Tinder as well as other dating apps are full of bots and fake profiles. It cannot be said for sure if the bots are created by others or Tinder itself but there are a lot of bots in Tinder that use pictures of real people and act as if they are real profiles.
Bots can use pictures of guys/girls from the internet and other stock photo sites. You can take a screenshot of their photo and reverse check that by searching on Google Images to see if you find a match. If you do then most likely it’s a bot or a fake profile.
The bots on Tinder are designed very intelligently. They can reply to simple opening messages like “hello” or “hey.” But if you ask them a question, they won’t reply. It is another way to find out if the other profile is a bot.
These bots are designed to get you matches and make you realize that the Tinder platform works seamlessly. If you get a match once in a while you are likely to spend money on their premium subscriptions. If you feel the user is a bot, removing their profile from your match queue is the best thing to do.
4. Using Tinder To Check Popularity
Tinder is used by a small proportion of people for the sole purpose of seeing how many matches they can receive without ever intending to talk with anybody. Receiving matches is enjoyable for them, and it feels good to realize that somebody finds them appealing.
You’ll find a few Tinder users sharing their Instagram or Snapchat profiles in their bio. These users match with others and ask them to like and follow their social media profiles. They do this to get more followers and they are least interested in chatting with their matches.
Tinder members who are self-conscious about their looks or personality can use the matching function as a morale booster. When they get matches it makes them feel good about themselves.
These people aren’t interested in chatting to their matches; they only want matches to feel good about themselves.
5. User Uninstalled The Tinder App
One of the most typical causes for individuals not responding is that they uninstalled the Tinder app from their phone.
A lot of users get fed up with not getting any matches on Tinder and delete the app while some people may find a girlfriend or boyfriend and delete the app so they can spend more time with them or their better half doesn’t catch them using Tinder.
If the match doesn’t reply to your opening line, there’s a high probability the user uninstalled the Tinder app from their phone but didn’t delete their Tinder profile. Uninstalling the Tinder app is different from deleting the Tinder profile.
When someone uninstalls the Tinder app from their phone, it doesn’t mean that their Tinder profile is deleted. If a person doesn’t manually delete their Tinder profile, the profile remains active even though the app has been removed from their phone.
Because their Tinder profile is still active, you can still access their account and their profile isn’t removed from your match queue.
You have no way of knowing this, but if you don’t get any replies after sending them a message, it is possible that the user deleted the Tinder app from their phone.