Great intro lines for online dating
There's no perfect opening line, but having a few funny ones or good questions in your pocket can make a big difference.
If you want to get a response, notice things in their bio or stick with questions — it's all about getting to know each other.
READ MORE: 5 signs you’re falling out of love Terran Shea, a Toronto-based matchmaker and date coach, says the keywords with a compliment are “tasteful” and “specific.” She advises personalizing the compliment as much as possible, and if you’re going to reference a celebrity or something from pop culture, be vague.
It’ll force the person to Google the reference and then you’ll be on their mind.
This resource is for you to use as a way to break the ice with that special person without being seen as too pushy or aggressive.
Most importantly, have fun with it, and don't take things too seriously!
Now, give these funny opening lines a read to increase your chances of getting a laugh (and maybe even a phone number) out of your crush.
While Bumble can’t actually see into your profile for security reasons – don’t worry, nobody else witnessed John from the next town over ignoring your hilarious pun about his dog – they can advise us on the lines they’re confident achieve the best responses.
Suggested lines: “What’s a smart, attractive man/woman like myself doing without your number?
”; “I can feel you staring at my profile from here”; “I totally hear you that grammar matters; it’s sad how few people use semicolons in their Tinder messages.”Confidence is a very attractive trait and could be the key to success when it comes to communicating through online dating apps.“A bold opening line doesn’t just convey confidence, it also shows that you’re out there to have fun, regardless of the outcome,” says John Roche, a therapist and coach at Transformation Counselling in Waterloo, Ont.
"Whether you choose to initiate conversation on a dating app or face-to-face with someone you're interested in, it's always important to have a great conversation starter in your back pocket," Kate Mac Lean, resident dating expert at Plenty Of Fish, tells Bustle.
"A thoughtful question or reference to your date's hobbies and interests will likely result in an exchange of information that can tell you a lot about someone and, more importantly, whether you're compatible or not." As a basic rule, asking a question or something that suggests they send a reply is much better than just a statement — which can be easy to ignore. So if you're not sure how to get started, think about things you can ask them based on their bio — or try one of these opening lines, which are all so much better than "hey".