5 Reasons You Should Make the First Move


Okay, so you’ve both swiped up on each other and it’s a match! You liked the looks of your respective profiles and decided to try your luck and it paid off. Now, however, comes the awkward part of who’s going to initiate the conversation. Well I’m here to tell you that it should be you (yes YOU reading this, right now!). Here’s a few reasons why…


1. You literally have nothing to lose

For there to have been a match, you both would have had to swipe up on each other. This means that there is tangible proof that there is mutual interest between you two. It’s not like you’re walking up to a random person you know nothing about; at the very least, you know this person’s intentions to an extent. I mean, I doubt they’re on this dating site to order a pizza…


2. They might be shy

If the person you’ve matched with is an introvert (as many online daters are) they might be too painfully shy to initiate a conversation. Don’t let your ego get in your way, reassure this person that you’re interested and haven’t just accidentally swiped up on them by initiating the conversation. Sometimes us introverts just need a little reassurance.


3. If you don’t, someone else might

Look, you’re on a dating site and it’s likely that the person who you’ve swiped up on has a few other people who are interested in them as well. It’s only a matter of time before someone else sneaks into the picture. So, before that can happen, make the first move!


4. There are no gender specific rules anymore

We don’t live in a world where men always have to make the first move, and thank god for that! What a boring world it would be if girls just had to sit around like damsels in distress waiting for prince charming to message her first. So ladies, if you want to message the eye candy you’ve swiped on first, go right ahead!


5. You might regret it if you don’t

If you don’t initiate the conversation early and while the iron is hot, you might lose your chance for good. I mean, what are the chances that this person will still be interested in you after you’ve left them in the cold for so long? Very little I’m assuming. Don’t take that risk! If you’re interested in getting to know this person, make the move and talk to them. Because if you don’t, you’re going to have to live with that regret.


There you go, just a few reasons why you should make the first move and initiate a conversation. But if you still need a little more convincing…



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