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Being single and ready to mingle can be tough, hence the growing prevalence of fast and convenient online dating. But if you want really fast, then you probably won’t find a better online dating platform than Tinder.
The problem with online dating sites is that they try to match suitable partners using mathematical formulas. These matches aren’t always local, which leaves you stuck in an online relationship or embarrassed when your friends find you using Tinder. And if you’re just looking for something casual, ending such a relationship is never easy.
So, Tinder. It may have started as a “dating” app, but these days it’s all about hooking up. And as long as you don’t make these Tinder mistakes, you might even find success. But the real magic is in your first impression, and the following examples show what a striking opener can do for you.
Note: Since most pick-up lines are delivered male-to-female, this post assumes you’re a guy trying to impress a girl.
Before You Start…
Traditionally, pick-up lines are seen as ineffective and juvenile—and in any other context, they would be. But on Tinder, the rules are different. Since Tinder has become the standard for mobile hookups, pick-up lines are somewhat necessary.
After all, you need an icebreaker, but not just any icebreaker. You’re not looking for a serious conversation or an intimate bonding experience over swapped life stories. You need something quick, to the point, and something that makes the other person laugh.
Enter the pick-up line. Here are a few things to remember as you consider which pick-up line you’re going to use:
She’s on Tinder, which means she understands what Tinder is about and she’s looking to get what Tinder offers. In most cases, that means a casual fling or something similar. She’s already bought into the idea, so that’s already half the battle won.
She swiped right for you. You can only message those who have “accepted” your profile, which means you can only try your pick-up lines on girls who have already decided to give you a chance. You’re already “in” with her, so don’t be afraid to go all out.
Contextual lines trump canned lines. Some canned lines are good enough to stand on their own—and some so clever that it’d be a shame not to use them—but if you can come up with a line that matches the situation, you’ll set yourself apart.
Warning: Mature content below!
The Best Tinder Pick-Up Lines
Sometimes being honest and straightforward is the best way to go.
Rather than presenting the other person a single line that they can either accept or reject wholesale, you might fair better if you get them actively engaged with a miniature guessing game and pull a plot twist on them at the end.
Creativity can be the difference between a Yes and a No. The above exchange is little more than asking for a phone number, but the execution is novel.
Another example of a straightforward phone number request masked with unexpected creativity.
Everyone hates puns—except when they’re good. There’s a growing trend in Tinder that involves using the other person’s name in a punny way. If you can land the joke, it’s pretty much a guaranteed win.
Double entendres have long been a staple of dating quips. Not much else to say about this one.
If they say “No,” then you better stop. But if they don’t stop you, persistence can be quite flattering.
Not as clever as the ones before, but straightforward mixed with unexpected can have pretty good results.
Another example of a name pun. See? It works.
What Are Your Favorite Pick-Up Lines?
We know that a lot of you who are reading this are creative in your own ways. Hit us with your best pick-up lines in the comments below. Whether clever, funny, or downright serious, give us your best shot and try to swoon us with one line.
If none of these appeal to you, keep going and check out these hilarious Tinder pick-up lines and a few Twitter pick-up lines for inspiration. And remember, there are scams on Tinder like any other place, so be careful.
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