The Best Ways To Answer The 'Typical Sunday' Hinge Prompt

If you're struggling with dating right now, you are so not alone. With the rise of dating apps, it has become more common to meet partners online than out and about or through friends, according to Stanford. And let's be honest: Although dating apps offer certain shortcuts and conveniences, it's really hard to have chemistry with someone you've never actually met. So, how can you make this new reality work in your favor?

Fortunately, finding love online is totally possible as long as you're willing to put in some effort. One of the most popular online dating platforms, Hinge, allows you to add prompts to your profile that can help people learn more about you. Sure, it can feel like a chore to choose a bunch of questions and then answer them in just the right way. However, if you're strategic about it, you have a better shot at connecting with your person, so it's definitely worth it. Try the "typical Sunday" prompt for a question that really reveals who you are at your core and what kind of relationship you want. How to answer it, you ask? We're here to help. 

Honesty is key

It's true what they say: Honesty is the best policy. If your typical Sunday is waking up in the afternoon and then laying in bed and watching TV for the rest of the day, you can and should answer with that — unless you're planning on changing your habits in the near future. After all, someone (probably a lot of people) is out there somewhere searching desperately for a partner who will just Netflix and chill with them on the weekends. On the flip side, don't be afraid to admit it if you're not that relaxed and prefer to keep busy on your days off.

Though it's tempting, this prompt isn't the place to lie and show off because doing that will realistically attract the wrong person. Do yourself a favor and tell people the truth. If you want to, you can crack a joke about your routine to make the answer a little more lighthearted (i.e. "sinking under the weight of the Sunday scaries"). 

You can also be somewhat aspirational

That all being said, if the single version of you is not what you expect or want the you in a relationship to look like, it might be a good idea to answer this question from a more aspirational perspective. Think about it. If you were dating someone, would you want to take a walk with them on Sundays? Go out for breakfast or coffee? As long as you're honest and give reasonable answers, it's okay to interpret the "typical Sunday" question as "What would your typical Sunday look like if you were in a relationship?" That way, people can start to imagine a romantic future with you.

Basically, there aren't right or wrong answers to the prompt as long as you feel like the person reading it is genuinely getting a sense of your values and who you are. Advice to "be yourself" might seem cliche, but it truly is the secret to successful online dating. Happy Hinge-dating.