What is an online dating empty profile?

So before we dive into things head first, it’s probably best to explain what exactly makes a Tinder profile blank. Everyday people come across Tinder profiles with very little information.

By this, I mean a limited bio, not many photos and maybe one or two interests. But, is that a real blank dating profile?

What makes a “real” blank Tinder profile, is when your match has one photo, no bio, and no interests, job, mutual friends etc.

If you have kept up with any of Dude Hack’s previous advice, you would know that personalizing your online dating icebreakers is the best way to go to get a reply.

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But, if her online dating profile is blank, how do you possibly go about personalizing your first message? That’s a great question…

But first, let’s look at why you would actually want to start a conversation with a girl online if her profile is empty.

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Why would you want to message a Tinder blank profile?

Well, I think we’ve all been there. Just because your potential match hasn’t put much effort into their profile, it doesn’t mean you don’t want to match with them. If anything, you now probably want to find out more!

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So for this post, you may be wondering “why should I go to so much effort if she hasn’t?” And I completely understand that!

This article is for when you come across someone that is ‘just your type’ and you cannot help yourself to want to match with them! So let’s get into it.

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How to start a conversation online with a Tinder profile that’s blank

There are quite a few ways to go about your online dating first message, even if it is a profile that’s blank.

Let’s take a look at a few different ways you can do so, and make sure you read to the end to find out how you can personalize your first Tinder message to a blank profile.

Random vs Personalized To Message A Girl’s Blank Profile

Random Approach

OK so before we get into talking about how we personalize your opening message, let’s talk about some good ways to send a first online dating message, without personalizing.

You might want to do this when you are absolutely stumped on what to say to your match, you are in a rush, or feeling particularly lazy that day!

The point is, there will DEFINITELY be a situation where you will have to pull out a generic opener. But whatever you do… DO NOT BE BORING!

That means no hey’s, hi’s or hello’s. Your match has seen it all before. And I’m sure I don’t need to tell you about why being like every single other person is a bad idea.

So let’s look at two ways to ensure you are not being Mr. Boring!


This is one of the easiest ways for you to show your funny side, without too much effort.

Take some time to have a look through the GIF section, or even check out GIPHY.com for a clearer overview. I suggest you search keywords that possibly relate to you and aim to find a GIPHY that is funny, cute and.or a little tongue in cheek.

I’m a nerd that loves the WWE, so here’s the GIPHY I have just found of Vince Mcmahon:

DO NOT use the most generic openers that Tinder shows up as an example first.


For messaging a girl with a blank profile for any online dating site, this technique is fairly straightforward. When I say questions, I am definitely not meaning asking how their day is going. I’m talking questions that get a response.

Think about your match, their age, any other obvious factors, and a topic that she would definitely know about. Usually, a question that gives two outcomes is the most effective.

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If your match sees her first opening Tinder line is “What’s something interesting about you?” She may think it’s a little bit too much effort to come up with a response to that, especially when she hasn’t gotten a feel for who you are yet.

Asking a simple, fun and almost “cute” question definitely increases your chances of a response over all the hey’s, and what’s up’s she’s receiving.

Here are some online dating first message examples:

Lion King or Mulan?

Would you rather be invisible or able to read minds?

Nickelodeon or Disney Channel


Remember, when it comes to making a good first impression with your Tinder match, it’s all about standing out. So as long as you’re not saying “hey” like all the others, you can go for anything! 

Rather than racking your brain for something clever that might make her chuckle just go ahead and download my free list of 60 Hilarious Openers, these will be perfect to play around with when you’re dealing with a profile with no bio.

Personalized Approach

Like I mentioned earlier, the BEST way to open up any online dating conversation is to make it contextual, topical, relevant and/or personalized.

For a first message to be personalized, it needs to meet these two criteria points:

  1. You looked at their profile for inspiration before formulating your opening line
  2. You couldn’t/wouldn’t send that opening line to ANYONE

What I mean by that, is if you looked at a matches profile, saw she likes…Llamas, well it would be fitting to send a GIPH of a llama. But her profile had no mention of Llamas, well then this GIPH IS NOT personalized. Simple as that! Let’s look at some examples.

Name Pun

Sending a name pun to your Tinder match is (somewhat) personalizing your icebreaker. But let’s be real, name puns aren’t exactly groundbreaking.

The biggest problem is the name pun you decided to come up with for your match is so overused that it almost falls into the same category as the boring hey and hello’s.

If you are going to use a name pun, and that’s a big if, then make sure you are choosing something original and funny.

For now… let’s move onto the good stuff.


Ok folks, this is probably your bets bet when it comes to personalizing your Tinder opening line for a completely empty profile.

It’s a little different from the previous section of just pulling a random GIPHY out of thin air. Because, after all, we are talking about personalizing remember!

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So how do we personalize an opener for a blank profile? We acknowledge the fact that it’s blank!!

You might be wondering what exactly I mean by this. Maybe the best thing to do in this scenario is to give you some examples.

And if after all of this you are just feeling frustrated with the fact that you have to come up with a witty opener every time, maybe check out an app like Bumble where the ladies have to send the first message! 

Otherwise go ahead and start throwing out some of the above strategies! To get even more inspiration go ahead and download my free list of 60 Funny Opening Lines For Guys.

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