Best Tinder Lines: 8 Icebreakers Proven to Get a Response

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Best Tinder Lines: 8 Icebreakers Proven to Get a Response

Julie Spira Julie Spira • 9/30/16

When it comes to Tinder dating tips, I say don’t wait. Initiate. Besides just swiping right and relying on the other person to do the work, go for it and send the first message.


Don’t limit your awesome opening lines just to Tinder. Try them out on as many free dating sites and apps as you can!


To ensure you get a positive response, here are 8 great Tinder pick up lines — guaranteed to up your conversational game instantly.

1. “What’s a nice girl/guy like you doing on Tinder? LOL”

I’ve coached many romantics looking for love on Tinder, but few expected to meet their soul mate on the mobile dating app. When you acknowledge someone as better than the rest, you’re saying they are relationship material while being lighthearted about joining the Tinder bandwagon. A recent study from Zoosk showed that using LOL in messages increased the response rate by 25%, so add it to the end of your opening lines to show your sense of humor.

2. “Your profile caught my eye. I’m a sucker for a green-eyed lady [or brown-eyed guy]”.

Your Tinder icebreakers should be specific. If you see something in your match’s profile that makes them unique or stand out from the rest, acknowledge it. It shows that you’ve read their profile, perused their photos, and are interested in more than the cover shot. If they’ve posted a photo with an adorable puppy or at a fun travel spot, ask them a question about their four-legged friend or where they’ve visited. Also, there’s something magical about connecting with the eyes. Research has shown that you can flirt or fall in love using your eyes, so compliment a match on their sparkling eyes to get their attention.

3. “I was told not to go on Tinder because all the good ones were taken. I’m glad I didn’t listen!”

The Tinder statistics out there are insane: Over 50 million people have used the app, and it’s responsible for more than 10 billion matches. Still, some believe the stigma that it’s just a hookup app. Sending this one liner shows you’re a relationship-oriented person looking for a connection.

4. “It seems we passed the math test 🙂 How do you think we’ll do on the chemistry test?”

Since Tinder’s algorithm put the two of you together, at least you know the person is within your desired age, sex, and distance range. That’s the first step. Because there’s no guarantee for offline chemistry, using this one-liner sets it up from the beginning that you’re not just on Tinder for entertainment or a digital pen pal. You’re already setting up for a future IRL meet-up with this opening line.

5. “I don’t swipe right that often. I’m just not that kind of guy [or girl].”

Your Tinder success shouldn’t be based on the quantity of matches. Sure, swiping right is a numbers game, but it’s impractical to meet everyone you swipe right to or match with. If you want to find a meaningful relationship, you need to find someone you truly believe you can connect with. Sending this opening line lets your Tinder match know they’re one in 50 million instead of 40 in 50 million.

6. “You were my first right swipe. I’m flattered.”

For some, swiping right is an activity that doesn’t include taking the time to read the profile and scan through all five photos. Sending an opening line that calls him or her your first leaves the door open for starting a conversation and makes the person feel like you didn’t right swipe on every face.

7. “Did you know that you’ve got a smile that could stop traffic?”

When it comes to swiping right, both men and women are visual. Often it’s that killer smile that screams confidence and results in an enthusiastic right swipe. Cheesy compliments won’t win your potential Tinder date over, but when you say their smile could make someone stop and look, you’ll guarantee they’ll be smiling — or will at least respond with a “Thanks!”

8. “Are you on Google? I think I’ve been searching forever for you.”

By asking this question to your Tinder date, you’re stating that you don’t only hang your digital hat on Tinder. You clearly communicate that you’ve been searching far and wide to meet that special someone. Tinder just happened to be the place you got matched. When you use the word “forever,” it indicates that you think they could be a keeper instead of a one-night stand. It’s flattery at its best.

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve got some terrific Tinder conversation starters, it’s time to put them into practice. If you don’t get a response right away or are at a loss for words, you can always send a GIF to your digital crush. New statistics show that sending a GIF increases your odds of getting a response by 30%. Plus, your conversation will last twice as long!

At the end of the digital day, my best Tinder dating advice is to respond quickly to a match, be fun and flirty, add a GIF, and always strive to be interested more than interesting. Best of luck!