For most of us, online dating is a huge drag. For every exciting match, there's a gross pickup line. For every fun conversation about your favorite movies, there's a dull conversation about what you got up to this weekend. For every solid first date, there's ghosting. It is exhausting! No one would blame online daters for asking if the whole endeavor is even worth it.
But sometimes, an online date can prove its worth in the very first pickup line. Once in a great while, you get a prompt from a new Tinder or Bumble match that's so much fun you can't help but giggle. And so, in an effort to save you from having to swipe for hours to find that one hilarious diamond in the rough, we've collected the best opening conversations from the /r/Tinder subreddit for you.
Take a second to consider these polar bear questions.GUY: How much does a polar bear weigh? GIRL: Enough to break the ice ;) GUY: You'd think that but no, polar bears live on ice, that'd be pretty dumb if they fell through it all the time. - Double-0-N00b
Always spellcheck.After matching with a girl named Izzy: GUY: Can I get bizzy with Izzy IZZY: *Busy GUY: Can I get busy with iusy IZZY: Your not good with spelling GUY: *You're - cookiesandbread
Nice to meet yyyyyyyyou.GUY: You know, the more Ys somebody has in their "heyy," the more interested they are in you. With that being said, heyyyy GIRL: He - Broodjedoner
Some conversations require incredible perseverance.GUY: You from here? GIRL: yeah GUY: Nice. Know any good spots for a date? GIRL: museums GUY: Is there one you prefer? GIRL: art GUY: I bet I can guess you're favorite style of art. GIRL: go for it GUY: Minimalism - TheBullGooseLooney
So good to hear from you again!GUY: Let's role play that we're old best friends who haven't seen each other in 10 years and are talking for the first time since then. GUY: You start. GIRL: omfg kenzen?!! wtf I never expected to see you on here! It's been forever dude. I guess I haven't seen you since the whole Eiffel tower incident lol, how have you been? GUY: Who is this? GUY: (You're doing great) GIRL: You don't remember me? Olivia? We had chem together sophomore year, I was always wearing black jeans and doc martens... ring a bell? GIRL (Thank you, this is fun) GUY: Ooohh!! Olivia! Sorry, I just got a new phone and all my contacts were deleted. GUY: What was your number again? GIRL: Oh you slick. GIRL: You deserve it honestly. - kenzentakahashi
Double-check your responses if you're going to be mean up top.GUY: What's your major? GIRL: How bout a more unique question... GUY: Which vegetable gives you the most anxiety GIRL: Kiwis! Bad experience with one as a kid GUY: That's a fruit - agentmario
Gonna need a mulligan here.GUY: Pick the following options: A) Cheesy pick up line B) Interesting fact C) Filthy pickup line D) Recipe GIRL: B GUY: Vikings used the bones of slain animals when smithing new weapons believing this would enchant the weapon with the animal's spirit. This actually made the weapons stronger because the carbon in the bones coupled with the iron made a primitive version of steel. GIRL: Can I pick another option - BigBlackTaco1
It's like deciphering ancient hieroglyphics.GUY: Show me those tits fart Then, two years later, a response... GIRL: Hi I know it's been 2 years but this message keeps me up at night. GIRL: What does it mean - mike_pants
Always keep your pepper spray close, even when you're swiping on Tinder.GIRL: I love your smile GUY: Thanks! Took me a long time to collect all these teeth GIRL: Creepy lol GUY: Oh! OMG yeah, I didn't mean that to be creepy GUY: I just meant it took a long time to find a bunch of homeless people with matching teeth - fetter_indy
Your PICKUP GAME is evolving!GUY: Hey Sofie, your smile is contagious haha. So, did you match with me for the exclusive Pokémon facts, or for the Portuguese drink tasting? GIRL: Haha def for the Pokémons! GUY: Did you know that Ditto is a failed clone of Mew? Then, after days without a response... GUY: I know, I was speechless for days too when I found out - hjras
Some cats are just cooler than others.GUY: Hey this is my cat. I just had to show someone, he is awesome. GUY: [LINK TO PICTURE OF CAT] GIRL: He's so cute GUY: Yeah you wouldn't believe how many times he's gotten me dates on here. Go ahead and guess GIRL: 0 GUY: Yeah you're right. I guess I'm gonna have to put him down. GIRL: Wait what - Hot-Commodity
Don't ever tell me the odds!GUY: Wanna know the chances of us hooking up? GIRL: 0% GUY: Ever check the weather and it says 0% chance of rain but it still rains anyway? GUY: My point is, Theresa, I'm no meteorologist but I think Theresa chance of rain - Pockesh
My self-care routine generally consists of chilling out, maxing, and relaxing all cool.GIRL: So what's your story GUY: In West Philadelphia born and raised On the playground is where I spent most of my days Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school When a couple of guys who were up to no good Started making trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared And said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Aire" GIRL: Well damn! That is a story. Glad you're safe. I'm from Texas. Sports and school are why I am here in the Stl area. - ohyesdaddi
Good deeds are only good if you get praise for doing them.GUY: Happy Sunday... so what has made you smile this weekend? (besides matching with me ;)). I'd say mine is volunteering for the Tim Tebow prom for mental disabilities. I am headed to Bloomington today and if my Hoosiers could win I'm sure that would complete my weekend. Very pretty girl btw. GIRL: Oh that's super cool! But how's your arm? GUY: What do you mean GIRL: Oh I thought you broke it patting yourself on the back - kracykutekorean
Imagine telling the grandkids this story.GIRL: Sam, this is so weird. You look exactly like my future ex-husband. GUY: Yeah, I'm 5'8" so I can see me being really into you for your edgy haircut and obvious quick wit but that inch you have on me is only going to get in my head and eat away at my confidence. I'll probably turn gay and we'll have to divorce. GIRL: That's a storybook romance if I ever heard one :) :) :) :) :) GIRL: In all seriousness though, I don't have any issue with height differences. So we may need to find some underlying issue to tear apart our marriage. GUY: Idk, this is Tinder, I'm also probably a serial killer so who knows. GIRL: I really doubt that. What are the chances that 2 serial killers match with each other? - LotusLizz
Looks like you're flying standby.GUY: Hello Laura! You look pretty fly! [PLANE EMOJI] GIRL: Hey! GUY: Sorry if that opening pun was a little plane GIRL: Np GUY: I was just winging it... GIRL: So where are you from GUY: Haha I see none of those jokes really took off - Acromins
Ya burnt.GIRL: Please roast me GUY: Girl u look roasted enough GIRL: amazing GUY: Roast me back GIRL: What did the 2 say to the 9 GUY: "Please roast me" hahaha - Lightly_roasted
She said, "Swipe left if you peaked in high school."GUY: Question: what if I peaked in pre-school? GIRL: If you can explain to me how one peaks in pre-school THEN I will be impressed GUY: For my birthday I gave everyone goodie bags full of candies and everybody liked me GUY: After that it was a downward spiral - AsianBuddyDWOD
Get one side all the same color first.GUY: Can you solve a Rubik's cube in less than 12 seconds? GIRL: No way GUY: Okay good neither can I GUY: Just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be intimidated by you GIRL: Haha okay good GUY: Okay sweet we're dating now GUY: That's how Tinder works GUY: Or so I'm told GIRL: Lol ok but I don't think my boyfriend would like that GUY: No I'm fine with it - ramen_poodle_soup
So this, uh, means a lot to you, huh?
via: ShutterstockGUY: Hey! What's a flat earther's greatest fear? GIRL: falling off GUY: Sphere itself GIRL: Shut up, don't EVER say sphere to me again - Pinoyskii
The facts just do not add up.GIRL: Tell me two truths and one lie... ready... set.. go!! GUY: I'll try, but I'm really bad at lying. Here goes: 1. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite food. 2. I did yoga this morning and then napped most of the day. 3. I’m in the process of finding my father’s true killer. The police, the courts, everyone says the man in jail for the crime, Roderick Delaney, is the culprit, but I don’t believe them. Roderick was a close friend of the family and while he did get into a fight with my father over money shortly before the murder, a hand injury from the war left Roderick unable to fire a pistol, a fact glossed over at trial by his incompetent public attorney. In addition, Roderick maintains that there was another man on the property that night, and security footage confirms his presence. I will not rest until this man is found, and I can find out what he knows. He could be the key to solving this mystery... or just one more piece of the puzzle. GUY: Now you! - mikeyfromsu
Only the strong will survive.
via: RedditGUY: Want to order pizza? GIRL: I don't eat cheese GUY: [THAT IMAGE UP THERE OF THE "CROW OF JUDGEMENT"] GIRL: For medical reasons lol GUY: You should have stated how weak your bloodline was in your Tinder bio - Tuxedocorey