As I've said a million times before, I'm not huge on the whole dating app scene. So I asked girls for their tried-and-true first lines on Bumbles and got you some trusty go-tos to use from here on out.
Now I want to know some foolproof ways to make some connections online.
She’s already bought into the idea, so that’s already half the battle won. 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. 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.
But it pays to show you’re not simply copy and pasting a message to everyone online. Online Dating Advice came up with some hilarious and unique messages to catch someone’s attention — including one claiming the person is too attractive for the dating site.
“I deeply regret that it is my unfortunate duty to bring it to your attention that you are above and beyond our maximum standards for looks,” the example message reads.
Maybe saying hi at a party works just fine, but online daters aren’t so easily wooed.
According to Ok Cupid, “Saying ‘Hey’ in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothing — this greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored.” That first exchange sets the tone for the rest of the relationship, so you should go beyond one-word openers and say something to give your date a laugh.
Creativity can be the difference between a Yes and a No.
He replied, “So I guess the question at this point is, do you want the D?
” Which just goes to show that sometimes dick jokes can be done well if you’re clever enough.
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. There’s a growing trend in Tinder that involves using the other person’s name in a punny way. We know that a lot of you who are reading this are creative in your own ways. Tell us all about them and why you found them effective (or not)!