Online dating and dating apps present a whole throng of hot girls for the picking (Come back to Earth, we said “throng”, not “thong”!). But how can you get the girl to unequivocally declare you the hands-down winner of who gets to take her out this weekend?
It’s all in that opening line. Do you sometimes stare at that blank canvas of a message screen, knowing full well the colossal burden of how such a message could make or break any chance of a future date?
Relax, bruh. We dish out some of the crispest, cleverest, classiest opening lines that will showcase you for the cool, calm, and not chica-crazy, cucumber you are. It doesn’t take much, to be honest, just a little bit of that good old fashioned thing called sincerity. You got some right?
Uh, perhaps we should start with the DON’Ts, just to be sure you know what they are. These are really, really UNCOOL opening lines and should be avoided at all cost. And please don’t be gross. Just. Don’t.
And then we came across this one and we’re not really sure what to think of it.
Are you my appendix? Because I don’t know anything about you but this feeling in my gut is telling me that I should take you out.
Okay now for the good stuff. An effective opening line needs to check three checkboxes.
☑ Unique enough to grab her attention
☑ Interesting enough to pique her curiosity
☑ Asks a question to get her talking
Here are some you could try.
Start with something different that makes her laugh. Like sounding like an unsolicited SMS perhaps – in a funny way of course.
Congratulations! Thank you for matching with our handsome participant (Your name)! To start a witty conversation with our dashing fellow, reply “HELLO YOU!” To unsubscribe, reply “F.OFF”
Make good use of what’s on her profile!!! Can’t stress this enough, it’s there for a reason!
Buongiorno! I noticed you’ve been to Italy. I went to Rome last year and I had a blast exploring the city while enjoying my gelato and shopping for the best Italian formaggio. I sure wish you were there when I was, it would have made an already amazing trip even more amazing. ;) What did you enjoy most about your trip?
I love how adventurous you are! Say you won an all-expenses-paid trip to any one destination in the world right now, and you had one hour to pack your bags, where would you go?
Hey! This message is for your little doggie. Bishan Park or Botanic Gardens? Anytime you and your Mummy feel like a stroll in the park, call me!
Hey! I noticed we have a lot in common! I also like going to the gym, checking out new cafes, and escaping this crazy Singapore heat! Where are some of your favourite autumn/winter destinations?
Show a girl you’re interested in her… and not just how she looks. Try getting her to tell you more about herself.
You seem a little quirky and I like that. Normal is so boring! So tell me, if I bumped into your best friends on my way to meet up with you for the first time, what would they tell me to expect about you?
Harness that opening line as a teaser to asking her out for a meal.
Sunday breakfast preference: Pancakes, eggs benedict, roti prata or dim sum?
Keep things interesting from the get-go with a game.
Tell me two truths and a lie and I’ll guess which one’s which. If I get it right, we’ll go out for drinks?
Tell her the truth.
Everyone says, “I love long walks on the beach.” Well, truth be told, I much prefer a quick barefoot stroll along the shore and then chilling beachside, cocktail in hand. Join me?
See? It wasn’t that difficult, was it? Just a little creativity and earnestness. Be genuine, be you, be cool. And don’t forget to take your COOL with you on that date. It’s just better to be prepared. Cuz you never know which doors your cool opening line just might open. ;)