MATCHED with a hottie on Tinder? Want to make the worst possible first impression? Start the conversation with these f**kboi opening lines.
‘Hey’ Demonstrates a complete lack of engagement with their profile and doesn’t give the conversation anywhere to go. When they reply with ‘hi’, terminate the chat.
‘How’s your weekend?’ Possibly the dullest chat-up line in history. Requires the recipient to condense too much boring information into a message, which is why nobody ever replies to this.
‘Nice rack’ Forego the basic decencies of human interaction by honing in on a physical attribute. Weirdly this has never endeared a woman into getting her baps out to a stranger on an app.
[Smirking emoji] Smiles and glances count as flirting in real life. On a dating app they just look lazy and juvenile. Expect to be promptly unmatched with, and rightly so.
[Drooling emoji] Like the above, but even worse. This is the digital equivalent of looking up to see someone gawping at you and rubbing their thighs with amorous desire.
‘Sup’ The sender thinks this makes them sound cool and aloof like a sexy rebel. To the receiver it just comes across like a 14-year-old who lies about dating someone in another school.
‘Want to have sex?’ Look, most people are on Tinder for this exact purpose, but you can’t just say it up front. At least engage in some pleasant small talk first and pretend to care about them.
‘Want to Netflix and chill?’ A more roundabout but no less creepy way of saying ‘want to have sex?’ Expect to be left on read forever.
[Dick pic] Not so much an opening line as an assault against the eyes and humanity of the receiver. Nobody wants to look at your dick, unless they plan to use it for blackmail or to laugh at it. So put it away.
‘Your hot’ The leering attitude is bad enough, but the incorrect spelling and punctuation is the real villain here. You come across like a horny caveman who has just spotted Raquel Welch in a fur bikini.
‘Hey, I’m not really looking for anything serious right now, but you seem really cool and I think I could fall in love with you, want to go for coffee?’ Go get the therapy you desperately need and leave these poor women alone.
‘Wyd?’ An abbreviation of ‘what do you do’, which itself is far too blunt and strange for an opening line. You’re about to find out that what they do is never reply to you.
‘Hi beautiful’ Creepy and weird. ‘Beautiful’ is a word with strong romantic worth that comes across as lecherous when used out of the gate. Save it until the fifth date, not that you’ll ever get that far.
‘What are you up to? This comes across as either stalkerish or unimaginative, neither of which is good. What they are up to is regretting accidentally matching with you.
‘What’s a girl like you doing on an app like this?’ This sleazy line didn’t work in dive bars and it’s not going to work in the infinitely more depressing world of dating apps either. Expect her to virtually make her way for the exit.
‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’ An excellent opening line for George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, a less than suitable opening line for Tinder. You don’t seem clever, you seem like a try-hard nerd.
‘What’s your mother’s maiden name?’ You are clearly a scammer who is trying to swindle the recipient. But you’re showing more of an interest than all of the above, so well done.
‘Hi.’ The punctuation is deafening in this one. You don’t come across as cool and authoritative, you sound like a serial killer.
‘Phwoar’ This is one of those things that it’s okay to think in your head, but not okay to type out and send to a person as your first interaction with them. It will also be your last interaction with them.
[A GIF of Jim Carrey howling like a wolf in 1994’s The Mask] This is a reference to a Tex Avery cartoon called Red Hot Riding Hood which will not be understood by a contemporary audience. Plus it’s too creepy for an opening gambit.
‘Hey I really like your profile and would love to get to know you better’ Clearly a nice guy act that’s masking your true disgusting personality. You’ll have to try a little harder than that to win over a woman on Tinder.