Do Tinder Guys Want GIFs? Here's What Your Match Really Thinks Of Your Message


It’s no secret that most modern friendships are based entirely on sending each other GIFs (and nothing else) all day long. It’s how the meme-loving, right-swiping generation of today shows they care — or, you know, how we prove we’re not all dead inside. Seriously, if I don’t wake up to at least three GIFs in every group chat I’m a member of, I’m immediately concerned for my friends' safety. Healthy, I know. But how do guys like GIFs on Tinder? Is it too much too soon? I mean, this is basically how I say, "I love you," so maybe?

GIFs are a fun and flirty way to communicate quick tidbits of information, and are especially useful as reactionary tools when you just can’t think of the right words. Sometimes Lauren Conrad’s tear-stained face captures your true feelings better than anything you could possibly muster up in a text. So should you take your Tinder convo to the next level by tossing a few of these out? Here’s what guys had to say about receiving GIFs on Tinder.

This guy thinks that women can get away with just about anything on Tinder.

— Adam, 30

This guy likes to have fun.

— Chad, 29

This guy thinks Tinder and iMessage are basically the same thing — fair game.

— Daniel, 27

Don't even bother trying it with this guy.

— Mathew, 29

This guy doesn't mind if it's your thing, as long as you respect that it's not his.

— Gabriel, 29

You better be willing to impress this guy... or just take him on a really cheap date.

— Justin, 28

This guy demands originality or nothing at all.

— David, 28

Just be yourself and you'll win this guy over.

— Jermaine, 27

Who knew GIFs were such serious business? Before you hit send on a reckless GIF, consider these guys who think they're not that interesting at all. If you're hoping to wow your Tinder matches, you're probably better off making your own jokes than stealing Joey's from Friends. Although most guys agree that a sense of humor is immediately attractive, they'd rather have an organic conversation with you than communicate in a series of random GIFs. Save those for your morning-after group chat.

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