Given up on trying to schmooze the ladies like some sort of Tinder version of 007? Tried the hopeless romantic route; bad poetry, poor imagery and even worse attempts at describing your match’s beauty?
Well, maybe it’s time you try a different route to Tinder glory. That is, maybe it’s time you try the path of comedy. We’ve all seen some of the more ridiculous examples of funny Tinder lines (some of them incredible, others incredibly tragic, and still other incredibly asinine), and even if we immediately dismiss them as being terrible, there’s still quite an impressive creativity behind them. That creativity can you get you a long way with the ladies, even if your conversation openers don’t – the simplicity of the funny Tinder line is this: make her smile.
Read on for ten simple, yet effective tips on coming up with your own funny Tinder lines.
1) Use what’s already available to you
There’s no shame in it and we all get a chuckle out of them – don’t be afraid to send your match a meme, or funny picture for a quick laugh, and to raise the mood of the conversation. As soon as you set the humorous atmosphere, it’s only a matter of time before her clothes are coming off!
2) Furnish your messages with emoticons
Not unlike the previous point – make sure to include lots of smiley faces and funny emoticons to enhance your jokes, or little jibes; you’ll give off a much more fun, light atmosphere this way.
3) Don’t be afraid to point jokes at yourself
Don’t take this one too far (into self-pity territory, where nobody will have the energy to deal with you) but you can get pretty far by telling her lots of little jokes about yourself to let her know you aren’t taking yourself too seriously – and show that you’re not afraid to mess around.
4) Come up with a funny nickname for her
Whip out a humorous, playful or personal nickname for her and then use it whenever you want to wheel out a funny Tinder line on her. Make sure it’s not something incredibly insulting though… Believe it or not, that tactic does not work.
5) Play games with her
An age old trick, but one that always gets the conversation going – pretend you heard something scandalous about her, open with something like: “I just heard something about you… Did it really happen?” and play her along like a flute; just hope you don’t actually unearth a big scandal!
6) Make a game of terrible pickup lines
Perhaps the easiest way to make the best funny Tinder lines is to openly laugh at the app itself. Try and start a competition with her, and see who can come up with the cheesiest line (“On a scale of one to America – how free are you tonight?” is a top contender. Have that one for free… Geddit?).
7) Have the confidence to go for it
A lot of humour comes from confidence – so collect as much of the stuff as you can and you’ll be cracking jokes faster than you can spit. What’s the worst that can happen? She doesn’t type ‘lol’?
8) Study her profile and her display picture (not in that way!)
If you really want to impress her with your funny Tinder lines and surpass the jokes of other guys, then personalize them. Read up on her interests (or just ask her) and take a look at her pictures and then try and think of jokes centered on those subjects. Be wary of crossing the line, though – this is a make it or break it kind of tip.
9) When in doubt make stuff up!
If you’re really flapping for something hilarious to say, then throw your cards to wind and just make some random stuff up. A funny story, a humorous little anecdote (even if it didn’t actually happen) or start a ridiculous quiz with her, asking completely off the cuff questions, just to get that light hearted atmosphere on the go. Don’t go too random, though. Nothing worse than trying to answer: “What’s your favorite kind of teapot?”
10) Steal other folks’ jokes
Hey, if it’s good enough for world class comedians then it’s good enough for you. If you read a joke from someone else, or hear one in passing and it makes your sides split, chances are it’ll have her in stitches too – so steal the sucker. It’s every man for himself out there, spare no prisoners!
Follow these ten guidance points and you’ll have the funniest Tinder lines she’s ever heard, and if that doesn’t please her, tschk – she must have no sense of humor.