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. You could get this clever sex machine…Or this guy who knows how to do his research…You could get this guy who was looking to bust a little something more than a nut…Or this guy who has a logical explanation for everything…Or this Renaissance man who was concerned with a woman's right to say “no” even in a hypothetical game…Or this guy who was simply left speechless by your awesome line…You could find a guy who completely disregards your acknowledgement of his heritage…Or this guy who was offended but intrigued…Or this guy who knows how to return the compliment…
Now I want to know some foolproof ways to make some connections online.
The best opening lines for online dating come from your gut.
Any woman who includes a picture with a cute animal is easy to send a first message to.
Here was my opening gambit: When delivering a compliment on a more casual dating site like okcupid, it’s important not to go too far with the compliments. If you’re venturing into “beautiful” or “hot” territory, you risk coming across thirsty.
I find this hilarious, seeing as none of my girlfriends who are so gung-ho about this app would ever make the first move when we're actually talking to guys in real life. I already asked around to see how to make the first move IRL.
So even if your online dating game is just as terrible as mine is, here you go.
Although the data shows this advice holds true for both sexes, it’s mostly directed at guys, because they are way more likely to talk about looks.
You might think that words like are nice things to say to someone, but no one wants to hear them.The most successful openers, it turns out, are positive, thoughtful, creative and slightly personalized.That's according to Hinge, a popular matchmaking service which connects users based on shared Facebook friends."That said, there are also openers that do far worse than 'Hey, what’s up.' ...The poorest performers are typically negative or pessimistic in tone."Matches tend to respond to different types of questions, depending on their age, according to Hinge's study. (No one likes those.) Instead, talk about food: Hinge's report found that women are 40 percent more likely to reply to a message regarding food or culinary trends.If you're really, really hoping to get a response from your match, a vague greeting won't get you stellar results.