You might think that engaging someone on a dating app like Tinder is easy because there’s no pressure of the face-to-face. However, that actually makes it harder because your words have to do all the talking.
Unfortunately what tends to happen is people are either way too forward right off the bat, or way too passive in their attempts to connect with a match. This is likely because anxiety makes people throw everything they have at a situation, or hold back everything out of fear that they’ll say the wrong thing. Both of these ill-conceived strategies will likely result in a blown opportunity.
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However, some people are brilliant at coming up with clever, flattering, yet unassuming opening lines of which Cassanova himself would be envious. Some are so epic that they even end up on well-read Tumblr pages. If you’re finding your opening line approach on Tinder and similar dating apps could use some creative grease, then look no further. These gems are just the spark you need to make dating fire.
1. Bold poetry
“I never saw you coming and I’ll never be the same.”
That’s like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. If your profile picture looks even remotely like Ryan Gosling, I’m sold.
“Do you ever just lie down at night, look up at the stars and think about all the f***d up things in the world? Like why is there a ‘D’ in ‘fridge’ but no ‘D’ in ‘refrigerator’?”
You can almost already see an unforgettable date starting right here, can’t you?
3. Gross but sweet
“Are you my appendix? Because I don’t know how you work, but this feeling in my stomach makes me want to take you out.”
Ten points for an anatomical pickup line that has nothing to do with breasts or lower regions!
4. Lost lamb
“Maybe you can help me. I forgot the password to my account, and when I hit ‘password hint,’ it keeps telling me ‘Jordan’s phone number.'”
I can’t help it. I always love to help a guy in need.
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5. Straight up cute
“Do you have a personality as attractive as your eyes?”
Cue melting into the floor.
6. Sexy and hilarious
“Sorry position for French teacher has been filled. What I’m looking for at the moment is a bedroom acrobatic teacher.”
Sure, it’s slightly crass, but it’s cute crass, and hey, what do you expect? It is Tinder after all.
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“Layla, you got me on my knees. Layla, I’m beggin’ darlin’ please. Layla, darlin’ won’t you ease my worried mind. ….Hope you’re a Clapton fan.”
This is one super-hot opener, just so long as the girl’s name is actually Layla. Or at least has two syllables like Layla.
“You’re so gorgeous that you made me forget my good pickup line.”
And as a result, this guy came up with the best pickup line ever.
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