We’re not all hot studs with 6-pack abs and a jawline like Henry Cavill. And even if you are, good looks aren’t always enough to get you real, worthwhile matches on Bumble. A sense of humor is one of the top things women look for in a man. So if you’re on Bumble looking for a date, you’ll want to make your sense of humor shine through your profile using these funny Bumble prompt answers.
Bumble prompts are a way for Bumble users to market themselves on the app and connect with like-minded matches. The main job of these prompts is to tell potential matches a little bit more about yourself without going into too much detail. The thing is, no matter how fun a prompt may be, if you answer like you’re doing a job interview, you’ll just end up getting a left swipe. That’s why, even if you don’t think you have a great sense of humor, it’s still a good idea to be a little goofy instead of being too serious when you answer prompts.
In this article, we explain what Bumble prompts are, why they are important, and how to use them to get more likes on Bumble.
What Are Bumble Prompts?
You’ve probably seen Bumble prompts before if you’ve used Bumble at least a couple of times.
Bumble prompts are questions that you can answer on your Bumble profile to tell girls more about your sense of humor, who you are, and what you're looking for on the app. The prompts work like mini-quizzes that go a long way when attracting women on the app.
These prompts can also act as conversation starters that girls can use while texting you which is important because:
a) Women text first on Bumble
b) Women are bad at opening messages (seriously, girls. Your creativity level is shambolic on dating apps.)
There are more than 30 Bumble prompts to choose from, but the app limits each profile to just three. So, when choosing your prompts, you must make sure your answers:
a) Are funny,
b) Somehow unexpected, and
c) Reflect who you truly are
Brainstorming the Best Bumble Prompt Answers
I don't want to be the guy who just gives you a bunch of examples and hopes you copy and paste my answers. That didn't fly in college and it sure won't fly on Bumble. If you want to get her to swipe right and keep the conversation flowing, your answers should sound like they were thought up by you. So here are some general guidelines for how you can come up with some funny Bumble prompt answers by yourself.
Don't worry, the next section is all about examples!
Negate the question
If the answer to the prompt is expected, don't write it. Your funniest answers often come when you either think outside the box or refuse to answer the question.
For example, if the prompt was "I promise I won't judge you if...
Instead of saying, "if you gain weight” or “binge eat while watching Friends"
You can say: "Nah, I will judge you anyway."
The first answer is what the average guy would say. The second, however, shows you're a playful guy who doesn't have a problem with breaking the rules.
Don’t copy and paste a traditional prompt response
Put some effort into answering your prompts. Most guys on Bumble answer almost all their prompts the exact same way. Being original, however, can get you lots of matches and dates.
Choose an answer that feels genuine and not like something everyone else has said before (even if you feel the same way). If there's something about you that makes you unique, share it! Don't try too hard — but don't be afraid to show off your personality either.
Don’t be afraid to take a risk
Get rid of any preconceived notions about what you think other people are thinking about you.
Sometimes, saying something that might turn some girls off might actually be a good thing. Your goal is to attract only those who share the same views and values as yours. The safer you play it, the less interesting you will look to girls.
You don’t have to be funny but you can be if it feels natural
Being funny is a great way to break the ice but not if it feels forced or unnatural. If you’re not naturally funny, that’s okay! You don’t have to be Chris Rock to answer Bumble prompts as long as it feels natural. The harder you try to be funny the more desperate and needy she'll think you are.
What I like to do when answering Bumble prompts is to write the first thing that comes to my mind, then come back later to refine my answer. Saves me so much time, plus it feels more like me.
Don’t reject the idea of a simple answer
Never say in four what you can say in three words.
When in doubt, ask your friends for help
Asking for help is a great way to get out of a rut. If you don't like your answers, talk to your friends or someone who's good with girls and ask for their opinion. They may have some great ideas or insights to help you with or they may share their prompt answers with you.
Girls are looking for a guy who is positive, confident, and romantic. When you choose your Bumble prompt answers, whatever you write should be about how great you are. No girl wants to be with a defeated loser no matter how much empathy they have for him. Avoid pessimism at all costs, and don't bring your life problems to Bumble.
Mind your grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Seriously. No matter how hilarious your answer may be, you will come across some women who can't swipe right on a guy who mistakes "your" for "you're". That's one of the biggest mistakes that will make women cringe!
So to be on the safe side, just double-check for spelling errors. After all, Bumble prompt answers should be a sentence or two at most. It's not that hard to proofread.
Funny Bumble Prompt Answers
Like I said earlier, when it comes to Bumble, you can’t just answer these prompts like you would on Tinder or any other dating app. You want to give the girl something interesting to base her first message on, and it better be funny.
Below are some of the top Bumble prompts along with a few witty answers that you can copy and add to your bio...
My third-grade teacher described me as…
No matter what you say, never use anything generic like "smart," "lazy," or a "bully." None of these will make you unique, and the latter can trigger bad emotions if your possible match was a victim of bullying.
My two answers are either real, as in:
"Selfish... All kids are."
Or funny like this one:
"The mistake her husband knew nothing about."
What makes a relationship great is…
Here you're allowed to be direct and tell the girl what you want exactly in a relationship. It may turn some girls off, but many will like the attitude. However, you can always find something funny to say instead. Like this one…
"Bathroom sex. You can't go down on a drunken D unless you really like the dude."
Or if you want to be wholesome, pick a line from a more romantic song like…
“Being constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you.”
If I could eat only one meal for the rest of my life it would be…
Lol, I can't. If your mind’s as dirty as mine, you’d know what I’ll say. Even better if the woman of your dreams gets it 😉
After work, you can find me…
"Rollin', and they hatin'"
"Nobody can find me after work"
Or anything related to a hobby you have like running, balling, fencing, or whatever it is you're into. Just make sure you're a) honest that it is a hobby, and b) choosing a hobby that's not super generic.
I’m hoping you…
"Like drama as much as I like cricket."
"and I have the same thing in mind by using this app."
Two options: exaggerate your answer a bit to intrigue her or give her a straightforward answer that shows what you're even doing on Bumble.
_______ seeking ________.
"Severus Snape seeking Page 394."
"Ross Geller seeking Unagi."
"Sauron seeking the one ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them; In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie." (Women who love LOTR will automatically swipe right, I kid you not.)
I’m a real nerd about…
Here’s the thing: most guys seem to think that being a nerd or a geek means having zero social skills and no chance with women. But in truth, women love a big-brain dude who’s got some seriously unique interests. Think: Ashton Kutcher, David Duchovny, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Superman himself, Henry Cavill–these guys are serious nerds, but they wear it well.
As for funny Bumble prompt answers to this one:
“Game of Thrones. I’ll be your Khal Drogo.”
“Music. Ever heard a serious audiophile setup?”
“Programming… with the paycheck to prove it.”
I quote too much from…
Feeling a little self-deprecating?
"BrainyQuote (dot) com"
"Machiavelli’s The Prince"
You can also seriously put in your favorite movie or TV show of all time (future Netflix and chill dates?). Just make sure you can back it up if she messages you with a quote!
I promise I won’t judge you if…
"Sorry, but I will judge you."
That’s it. That’s the answer. All too often, guys who are too eager to please promise not to judge in a plethora of situations. But not you; you’re an honest guy. And you’re not scared to let her know that you will judge.
Two Truths, One Lie
If you want to use this prompt on your profile, then keep it vague, and don't write an obvious lie. You will get more likes if you get her confused about that one lie than if you make it obvious. Some girls will match with you just so they can get the right answer.
In other words, use three INTERESTING statements that make you look good AND spark her curiosity.
"My three dogs died in one week. I bullied a mega celebrity in middle school (yes, I know it's wrong). I named my Harley after my nanny."
"I wear size 13 shoes. I’m on a first-name basis with a Grammy award-winning singer. I can cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner all by myself."
A pro and a con of dating me…
This one can be tricky because you don't want to be that dude begging her to like him. I'd rather make this one funny than sell myself. For example:
"Pro: Leo Messi
Con: Pablo Escobar"
"Pro: Will sing to you like John Mayer
Con: Actually listens to John Mayer."
The world would be a better place with more…
Be as absurd as you want to be with answers like:
"Loose gym pants"
"Die Hard movies"
"Game of Thrones books (Seriously, George, where are they?!)"
Everyone knows that we’re better off with more genuinely good people, trees, or pristine hiking trails. But that’s what everyone else is probably answering to this prompt. So you want something that will make her think, “Yeah, I’d love more of those!”
My zombie apocalypse plan is…
"Staying limber... with you, ideally."
"A quick trip to Costco, and then off to my yacht."
Zombie questions are all about practicality and your pop culture zombie knowledge. So if you can reference your favorite zombie movie, great! But if you can't, give her a sense of safety that will have her wanting you on her team.
We’ll get along if...
Here’s a fun one. You can be as honest as you want, but say it in a funny way like:
“Your favorite cliche date is wine tasting and getting drunk 30 minutes in.”
“You can say something sexy in another language”
“You can quote Buffy the Vampire Slayer on our first date.”
“You think Rachel should have ended up with Joey.”
I’m still not over…
"Spoilers, all of them."
"Popeye and Olive Oyl never ending up together."
"My ex… landlord. $3,000 for a studio apartment in Hoboken is highway robbery, Jim!"
Rule of thumb here: never, ever, ever mention your ex. But you have every right to bait ‘em 😉
Prompts are, in themselves, pretty boring. But don’t let that make you think that a boring, safe answer will get you any matches! By coming up with funny Bumble prompt answers, you can get matches by using your sense of humor. Of course, it helps if you have a great profile and pictures, but these prompts are almost always the basis women use to come up with their opening message. So if you’ve got her thinking and crafting a truly captivating opening message (the bar is low, sadly), you know that she’s already somewhat invested in the guy who made her laugh with his prompts.