So you’ve made the jump and signed yourself up to Tinder. You’ve got the profile sorted, the best display picture you can manage (hopefully not a lame selfie), and you’re ready to make the most if it… But what do you say? Where do you start? How do you get from the first hello, to the last goodbye, to the morning after the night before?
Read on, my intrepid romantic, and before you know it you’ll have Tinder lines circling your head like a planetary ring of sexual magnetism.
1) Don’t hit out with generalizations
Most guys completely annihilate their chances with a girl straight off the bat, by ignoring her name and hitting her with ‘babe’, ‘sexy’, ‘girl’, etc. This is a pretty rapid way to show you aren’t even paying attention, let alone interested in acknowledging the fact that she’s an actual human being (even if you don’t acknowledge it, at least use her name or something original and unique).
2) Keep your conversation fresh, sharp, and witty
The amount of standard ‘hey, how’s it going?’ type Tinder lines these girls receive on a daily basis is beyond human reckoning – so when you make a match and you fly in to introduce yourself to someone; you better bring your A game for quick, funny replies and sharp little comments or they’re going to get bored rapidly.
3) Keep your pick up line at least slightly original
No. Contrary to popular belief “There are eight planets in the solar system and I’d love to explore Uranus” will not result in a sweaty night in the company of your latest match – unless she challenges you to some sort of street fight (decline the offer, if this happens). So keep your Tinder lines at least a little bit original.
Best tip for this it to either try a play on words with the girl’s name, or some bit of information from her profile – you’ll be surprised how far that can get you.
4) Ask a lot of questions
Relevant ones – not her cup size… Although, who are we to say? That might work. Though, by and large, you want to seem interested in what your match is doing, what her likes and dislikes are, and what she is looking for on Tinder. To do this, scan her profile and then ask questions about it – women on Tinder love a chance to talk about themselves.
5) Initiate the conversation – don’t wait around
No woman is going to be impressed by the strong silent type on any dating service, especially not Tinder; where she probably has about twenty other guys clawing at her photos at the same time you are. Make the most of your opportunity and be the first to hit her with a message, don’t make her wait for it – remember you need to sell yourself with some confidence and a good, funny, sharp introduction. You’re a sitting duck if you don’t, and I don’t know many women who’ll sleep with a duck.
Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to produce some of the strongest Tinder lines that will get you laid before the night is over.