Best Tinder Openers in 2020 (Conversation Starter Experiment)
40 funny and flirty opening lines to use on dating apps
From the flirty to the silly, here are plenty of jumping-off points for chatting more… and potentially a love connection:
Which song would you choose as the soundtrack for your life?
Tell me two truths and a lie about you and I’ll try to guess which one’s fake.
What’s your most controversial opinion?
Tell me about your perfect Sunday…
I want to hear your finest dad joke! Make me laugh/cringe, the cornier the better.
You look just like [celebrity they look like]. Do you hear that all the time?
Choose our date: A movie, boozy night out, or hiking?
Help me choose what to make for dinner? I’ll buy you breakfast after our date in return…
[Along with a dog/cat gif] Cat or dog person? Your response is required to determine whether we’re a match.
Before we get chatting, I want you to know I’ll never send you unsolicited dick pics. Duck pics, though, I can’t promise anything [send picture of a duck].
You’ve travelled loads! Where’s the best place you’ve been?
Using only emojis, tell me your life story.
If I made you dinner, what’s a meal that’d make you fall in love with me?
How long have you lived in [city]? What’s your favourite restaurant/bar/day out here?
[If they live in the same city as you] Hey, you’re not far from me! Have you ever tried restaurant/bar/day out?
Favourite comedian, actor, and singer? Go!
You had me at [something in their profile that made them stand out]…
What’s the worst opening line you’ve ever received, or is it this message?
You just won a million pounds, what’s the first thing you do?
What will we tell our grandchildren when they ask how we met?
[If they have a pet in their pictures] You have the most beautiful fur and whiskers I’ve ever seen, and your human is pretty cute too.
What made you swipe right on me?
I’m a [star sign], does that mean we’re compatible?
I bet you a tenner we’d have a great date.
I had a great opening line ready, but you’re so hot I’ve forgotten it.
I’m using my last 2% battery to send you this message. If that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is.
You’re a [film/movie/show on their profile] fan right? What do you think of the newest release?
What are your thoughts on pineapple on pizza?
I saw you also like [hobby] and couldn’t not swipe right! How did you get into it?
Who would you rather be stuck in a lift with? [List two celebs]
I bet you a drink your personality is even better than your looks.
The 10th picture back in your camera roll describes our relationship. What’s the prognosis?
What’s your usual McDonald’s/Greggs/KFC order?
I’m vaxxed, waxed, and ready for a date. Where are we going?
Please tell me you’re not the type of person who claps when the plane lands…
Were Ross and Rachel really on a break?
Do you like bad boys/girls? Because I’m really bad at this.
Your [a quality about them] really caught my eye. You’re stunning!
I’d tell you you’re gorgeous, but I’m sure you get that all the time. How about you describe yourself with a gif instead?
There’s not much on your bio but I’d love to get to know you. Quickfire question round?
Remember, you’ll always do better with something personalised rather than a generic quote. Even just asking someone out can be effective, depending on who it is.
As long as it’s considerate – not a boring ‘hi’ – you’re already on to a winner.
Let’s hope some of these lines help you on your way to finding a genuine connection with someone special.
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