Dating app opening lines to use this weekend, depending on your vibe

‘Hey, how are you?’ is probably a sure way to guarantee not getting a reply on a dating app.

It makes no sense as it’s such a simple question, but that’s kind of the point. In a sea of ‘Hey, how are you?’ messages, it doesn’t stand out.

It’s also hard to answer with anything other than ‘Good, thanks, how about you?’, which hardly makes for the most exciting or flirtatious conversation.

But we’ve also got to keep in mind, we’re all coming to dating apps for different reasons: for some it’s about meaningless sex, where as on the other end of the scale some will be looking for love.

That’s also going to effect your opening line.

‘Nice legs’ is always going to communicate a different motive to ‘I love that book you’re reading! What did you think of it?’, so it’s important to put your best foot forward to make your intentions readable.

To help make the guesswork easier, Bumble have shared their top openers for the different vibes you may want to give off.

Empathetic

It’s been a tough year for most of us in one way or another, and if a relationship is what you’re after it can be a good idea to show your caring side.

Asking your match questions about how they are can be a great way to build trust and can also show you’re a caring person.   

Opening line suggestions:

  • What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself and other people this past year?
  • What’s one interesting thing that happened to you this week?

Flirty

Whether your drive is a relationship or casual sex, flirtation will be a key sign of gauging attraction for many people.

After all, dating is fun.

If you feel like getting flirty with your match, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and keep it enjoyable.

 Opening line suggestions:

  • What should I cook for dinner tonight?
  • Your dog is so cute! Hopefully he’ll make an appearance on our first date? 😉
  • Hey, I’d love to get to know you better. You down to set up a video call?

Light-hearted

Sometimes you just have to keep it light, especially if you’re not sure how well received a heavier question will go down with your match.

Humour is an easy way to win someone over and can be a good way to make the conversation more relaxed. Don’t be afraid to ask your match fun, light-hearted questions. 

It’s likely to lead to some more honest conversation anyway, provided all goes well.

 Opening line suggestions:

  • Let’s spice things up: Truth or dare?
  • How do you deal with the Sunday scaries? (Asking for a friend.) 
  • What’s your go-to lie when playing “Two Truths And A Lie?”

Personal

Over the past year, we’ve seen a trend towards hardballing, which means people are more sure of what they want from romance and less willing to compromise.

By asking personal questions about your match’s life or their interests, it can help you determine if they align with what you’re looking for and vice versa. 

  • What is it like to be a(n) [insert their job here]?
  • What’s the best trip you’ve been on?
  • What’s one thing people always say about you that’s actually a misconception?

Still in doubt? you can always fall back on their profile for opening line inspiration.

If you can spot a photo with a pet, ask what it’s called or if they have the Spotify badge on their profile, ask them about their music taste. 

Opening line suggestions:

  • You’ve got such good taste in music. What have you been listening to lately
  • I’m sooo curious about your band. How did you get started?
  • You’re a Scorpio! I’m a Pisces does that mean we’re compatible? 

Online dating can be a minefield, so remember to not pressure yourself too much.

If you’re met with no response it could be for a whole host of reasons that have nothing to do with you and everything to do with person who’s not responded.

Keep it enjoyable, and move onto the next message.

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