How’s It Going? 30+ Flirty, Witty and Savage Ways to Respond

When someone casually asks “How’s it going?”, it can be tough to come up with an interesting response. Recently, I was asked this question and found myself fumbling for words. I realized I needed some good preset responses to choose from.

That’s why I decided to make this list of over 30 different ways to respond when someone asks the benign but conversation-prompting question “How’s it going?” Whether you want to get flirty, make ’em laugh, seem intriguing or even throw some shade, I’ve got you covered.

So if you ever get asked this question and find yourself struggling for words, check out the suggestions below! There’s something for every mood and goal.

30+ Witty, Flirty & Savage Responses to “How’s It Going”

Here are over 30 ways you can respond when asked the question “How’s it going?”:

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Remember to tailor your response to both who’s asking as well as your goals in that interaction, whether it’s wanting to banter more, change topics or hint at spending more time together.

Hilariously Quirky Comebacks

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We all have our goofy and eccentric sides. Let yours shine through with these playfully weird retorts:

  1. Oh, uneventfully spectacular, abundantly adequate and thunderously tranquil. Aka an awesomely average day!
  2. My chakras are aligned, my aura is glowing, and my quest for world domination is going swimmingly. Namaste! 🙏
  3. Well I unintentionally started a dance party earlier so all in all I’d say pretty groovy! 💃🏻
  4. Let’s just say things are going a little TOO well, so I’m anticipating an anvil falling from the sky anytime now…
  5. Splendidly silly as per usual! I swapped out the office coffee with decaf so waiting for chaos to erupt. 😝
  6. Living each day like a tropical vacation! Even when that means dodging metaphorical coconut avalanches.

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Playful & Flirty Responses

Inject some lighthearted flirtation into your back-and-forth banter with these cheeky replies:

  1. Oh I’m fabulous dahling, simply fabulous! Although not as fabulous as you look right now… 😉
  2. Stupendously stellar now that I’ve met you!
  3. My week just got exponentially better already, thanks for asking!
  4. Why so curious about lil ol’ me? Could it be you wanna chat more? Over drinks maybe?
  5. Well I was feeling a bit blue but you just turned my whole day around!
  6. Any day I get to talk to you is an awesome day in my book. 😍
  7. Oh I’m just peachy keen now that we’re talking! Wanna keep this conversation go-ing?
  8. Spectacular, especially now that I ran into you, bright eyes! ☺️
  9. All the better for our paths crossing today! What do you say we make this no accident? 😄
  10. My day just went from a soft glow to a rainbow sparkle thanks to you! 🌈

I’ve included a wide range of interesting, funny and playful responses along with more forwardly flirty replies to mix and match depending on your mood and goals.

Feel free to bounce around between the various styles or find a favorite go-to response that fits your personality. And most importantly have fun with it!

Humorously Snarky Comebacks

If you want to make them laugh while throwing some witty shade, try out these snarky yet funny retorts:

  1. Oh simply dreadful… until I saw your face that is! 🥰
  2. Well I was having an amazing day… and then you showed up… 😒
  3. Oh I was doing great until this random stranger started awkwardly hitting on me… 😜
  4. Meh, I can’t complain… unless you wanna buy me a drink while I do! 🍸
  5. Oh I’m just dandy… dandy lion that is, hear me roar! Rawwr. 🦁
  6. Spectacular, amazing, stupendous! Just kidding, it’s been pretty boring actually. 😴
  7. Living the dream! Well, a strange dream filled with talking animals and global ping pong tournaments… 🏓🐈🐕

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Savage Responses

And if you just feel like throwing shade, pull no punches with these savage replies:

  1. I was having a nice day until you showed up. 😒
  2. Well I was in a good mood before you started pestering me. 😤
  3. I don’t know, maybe you should ask yourself why my day has to be any of YOUR business. 🙄
  4. Spectacular, especially compared to the mere mortal peasants around me. 👸
  5. Let’s just say you DON’T wanna know… 😈
  6. Frankly my day really isn’t any of your concern… but thanks for reminding me of that I guess! 😌
  7. Meh, could be better… maybe you should try buying me a drink instead of the weak small talk. 😏

So I’ve covered a wide range of tones from friendly and innocently quirky to playful banter all the way to snarky sarcasm and outright savage responses. Use these to mix up your reactions and most importantly, have fun with it!

10 Editor’s Choice Ways to Respond

“Living boldly by seizing each day with optimism and joy! Wanna seize today with me?”

When to Use: Early on when flirting

When NOT to Use: With a casual acquaintance

“Oh just plotting to take over the world, the usual. Wanna join my evil empire?”

When to Use: To spark interesting conversations

When NOT to Use: With someone lacking humor

“Living each day like a tropical vacation! Even when that means dodging metaphorical coconut avalanches.”

When to Use: Early on when flirting

When NOT to Use: In serious conversations

“My aura is glowing, my world domination plans are going swimmingly!”

When to Use: With someone who appreciates quirkiness

When NOT to Use: With serious types

“I was ready to have a boring day but then our paths crossed!”

When to Use: When wanting to flirt

When NOT to Use: With uninterested parties

“Oh nothing too crazy, the usual. Although I may or may not have chaos in my wake…”

When to Use: When you want to intrigue them

When NOT to Use: With the humorless

“Let’s just say things are going a little TOO well, so I’m anticipating an anvil falling from the sky anytime now…”

When to Use: With someone who would appreciate the humor

When NOT to Use: In a serious setting

“My chakras are aligned, my aura is glowing, and my quest for world domination is going swimmingly. Namaste!”

When to Use: When you want some laughs

When NOT to Use: With serious types

“Well I unintentionally started a dance party earlier so all in all I’d say pretty groovy!”

When to Use: With fun-loving types

When NOT to Use: In stuffy environments

“All the better for our paths crossing today! What do you say we make this no accident?”

When to Use: When flirting

When NOT to Use: With uninterested people

How to Respond to a Girl

When responding playfully or flirtatiously to a woman, keep it lighthearted and positive. Here are examples of fail-proof replies:

  1. Well my week just got exponentially better already, thanks for asking! ☺️
  2. Any day I get to talk to you is an awesome day in my book. 😍
  3. Oh I’m just peachy keen now that we’re talking! Wanna keep this conversation going? 💬

How to Respond to a Guy

With a male acquaintance, opt for casual camaraderie over overt flirtation:

  1. Living the dream, one adventure at a time! Like when I went sledding backwards this morning. 😂
  2. Same old grind…but I spice it up when I can! 😉
  3. Well I’m vertical and breathing so can’t be too bad! High five for that 🖐️

Responding to Your Crush

Up the ante with some harmless flirtation when answering your crush:

  1. Any day I get to talk to you is a mind-blowingly amazing day! ❤️
  2. Oh I’m stellar now that I ran into you, bright eyes! Where have you been all my life? 😍
  3. My day just went from 0 to rainbow sparkles thanks to you! 🌈 Let’s grab dinner and you can work more magic? 😉

Responding to Your Boss

Keep it straightforward and focused on work with your superior:

  1. Moving along smoothly, ready to dive into the next big project!
  2. Same old daily grind – but energized and looking forward to the weekly team sync.
  3. Can’t complain! Making solid headway on the quarterly numbers.

I’ve now covered a wide variety of scenarios – responding to women, men, crushes, bosses and beyond. Choose options suiting each situation and relationship. Most importantly, have fun with it!

Conclusion: Choosing the Best Response

When someone asks the innocuous question “How’s it going?”, it opens up the conversation for some interesting variety in your response.

You now have over 30 different examples to pick and choose from ranging from witty and eccentric to optimistically flirty to snarky comebacks.

Just remember to tailor your reply based on:

  • The relationship and existing rapport you have with the person, whether they are a crush, friend, boss or passing acquaintance should dictate your tone.
  • Your goal in the interaction, whether it’s to open flirty banter, change topics or hint at getting together later. Match the response to the outcome you desire.

Few final bits of wisdom:

  • Don’t overthink it! Responding naturally and not getting too calculated leads to the best exchanges.
  • Try out different styles on different individuals and take note of what gets smiles, laughs or intrigued follow up questions to guide your picks in the future.
  • Most importantly, have fun with it! Surprise people now and then by keeping your repertoire of responses fresh using articles like this. ☺️

So next time someone asks you “How’s it going?” sidestep the unimaginative monosyllabic answers and take it as a fun opportunity for some humorous banter instead!

I am a Certified Life Coach (CPC) and mom of two from Austin, TX. I draw on my psychology background and coaching experience to empower others to grow through my writing.

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