I know how you feel guys – the dating economy is bad right now, and you’re on Tinder 24/7, trying to get the ‘swipe rights’ and hopefully impress the girls.
But it isn’t easy, and that is as it should be. The craft of trying to woo a lady is not just a game; you’ve got to hit it right on the first note, and that means your opening line needs to be something that makes the girls go: “Hey, this guy seems interesting and funny. Maybe I should talk to him”.
If you spend some time thinking about it, creative pick-up lines are not too difficult to come up with. It’s all about the effort, man.
Here’s a list of 16 actual Tinder pick-up lines sent to the ladies by dudes who swiped right, and disclaimer: they may or may not work. But they’re sure as hell a lot better than DTF texts.
1. The Uber Driver
This “Uber driver” sure knows how to get a girl’s number.
2. The Banker
I guess that girl you want has a high interest rate, huh?
3. The Queen Bee
Damn, telling a girl she’s beautiful and throwing in a nice pun at the same time. Good going there.
4. The Tinder Employee
No! Anything but the Tinder account. Take my dogs, I don’t care, but leave my account alone!
5. The Puzzle Master
Easiest puzzle I’ve ever seen in my life. Could do it with my eyes closed.
6. The Pickup Truck
Taking the term “pick-up line” a little too literally there. But this guy gets it.
7. The Scholar
I guess intelligence really is attractive to some girls.
8. The Mathematician
With this guy’s skills, he’s going to be solving equations a lot harder than algebra soon.
9. The Foodie
Another pun here, but with a more local twist. And who doesn’t like mee goreng?
10. The Honest Guy
This guy is so mesmerised, he can’t help but just go straight to the point. Sometimes, the girls appreciate that too!
11. The Sun Tan
Amongst the thousands of ways to tell a girl how hot she is, this is one good way to say it without being a borderline sexual harasser.
Now that we’ve seen the better ones, of course we need some examples of the not-so-great ones so that we can all learn, right? Let’s hop over to the dark side. Some of these are so bad, they might.. actually… work?
Just pray the girl has the patience of a saint and a great sense of humour.
12. The No-Sofa-At-Home Guy
I guess as a dude, it’s pretty funny. But come on, don’t try to hit the jackpot before even winning a penny.
13. The Insurance Seller
Don’t even need to say much; he messed it up himself.
14. The Taken
To be honest, he’s probably a nice guy. But it’s called a pick-up line, not a pick-up novel; it’s too long and a little cliché as well.
15. The Noodle Lover
Maybe start putting your noodles on a spoon before eating them, so they won’t wiggle around and spill on your clothes.
16. The Word-Of-Mouth
Creativity? 100/100. Creepiness and inappropriateness? Also 100/100.
After speaking to my female friends about their Tinder experiences, I think they generally don’t appreciate encounters that are too sexual from the get-go. It might work on the Westerners, but I guess Asians are a little more reserved.
Instead of sending sexual texts, maybe try paying attention to their pictures and bio first, and then say something in relation to that. Or you know what, just be honest like one of the guys above. Honesty is the best policy, after all.
But in any case, have fun swiping till your thumbs get numb. If it doesn’t work out, there’s always the more traditional method. Get your butt out there and meet people!