75 Best Opening Lines for Online Dating

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Starting a conversation with a stranger on a dating app can be nerve-racking. You may not be sure of what you want to say, or even if you are, you may not know if you are perceived right by the receiver.

On a dating app, the first impression you make on someone can either earn you a date or leave you disappointed. Hence, opening lines are considered to be crucial in online dating. They act as a hook to catch the attention of a person you are interested in. If you need some help with a good conversation starter, here are some of the best opening lines for online dating.

Important Tips Before Sending A Message

Let’s have a look at some cues to get an idea on starting a conversation on a dating app.

  • Before you send a message to a stranger, check their profile thoroughly and get basic information such as their likes and dislikes.
  • Note any peculiar or unique quality of theirs mentioned in their profile and start a conversation on that. For instance, if their picture shows them doing a full split, ask how much time it took to master it.
  • In most cases, sending a question is what can earn you a response as compared to a clichéd ‘hi.’
  • If you find common interests, start asking something related to that. For instance, you see they have an image of reading a book. If you like reading too, you can ask them for a book recommendation.
  • Sending a funny line can be risky because you don’t know how it might be received. So, try sending a sarcastic or funny line only if you are entirely sure that it will make the person smile and respond to you.
  • Engage them with a quick quiz, asking them to choose between two options. Put them in a hypothetical situation and ask them to make a choice.
  • Avoid using cheesy, clichéd pickup lines. It can prove to be a disastrous move on a dating app.
  • When you are confused about what to ask, try talking about food, which is a safe and common topic to start on with any person.

75 Best Opening Lines for Online Dating

Now that you know the basics of online dating etiquettes, let’s look at some examples of opening lines you can send online.

  1. “[Insert a Gif of an ice tray cracking] Now that the ice is broken, nothing should stop us from having a good conversation.”
  1. “Looks like you love adventure sports. Any specific reason why you like it so much?”
  1. “In case you were wondering, I too love chocolates and do not mind sharing it with the one willing to tell me more about themselves.”
  1. “Your book collection looks amazing. Which book would you suggest for a non-reader like me who wants to get into reading?”
  1. “One question: Do you like French fries with or without sauce? No pressure, I’m just curious to know if we could get along.”
  1. “I have this rule of asking strangers what kind of book they prefer? So, paperback or hardcover?”
  1. “Don’t mention it to anyone, but I judge a person by their Netflix queue. So, what shows are on your to-watch list?”
  1. “When your friends advised you that you deserve better, I think they were talking about me.”
  1. “Someone told me that flattery could make anyone smile. So, did you know that you look a lot like [celebrity name]?”
  1. “I, too, love BTS. My favorite is ‘Butter.’ What about you?”
  1. “I am a professional mood changer. If you ever feel low, shoot me a message, and I will turn your frown upside down.”
  1. “Which is that one topic you can talk about for hours and not get tired?”
  1. “I have arrived all the way from the future to give you the message you sent me with, and that is ‘Don’t think so much. Just talk to this person because they can make you the happiest person alive.’”
  1. “I am a Potterhead too. Which Hogwarts house do you belong to?”
  1. “Let’s skip the trivial and get to the main question: pizza or hotdog?”
  1. “Where do you wish to see yourself five years from now?”
  1. “[Insert a few interesting emojis] This was my story in short. What’s your life story? Through emojis only.”
  1. “What is the first thought that comes to you when you wake up in the morning?”
  1. “I like to binge-watch romantic movies over the weekend. Will that be a problem?”
  1. “Pick one: dogs or cats.”
  1. “What do you find prettier: the morning sun or the evening moon?”
  1. “I went to Hawaii last summer and loved Hanauma bay. What did you like best in Hawaii?”
  1. “Today must be my lucky day. Your profile tells me you are a pasta aficionado. Any idea, which places in the city, serves the best spaghetti pasta?”
  1. “The weather forecast indicates a bright and sunny weekend. What do you think is the best way to enjoy it?”
  1. “You are so pretty/handsome. I wonder if you are friendly too?”
  1. “Nice to know you like [artist’s name]. There is an exhibition of them later this week. Do you want to join?”
  1. “That’s an awesome sneaker collection. I wonder which one would be your favorite? I guess it’s the red one.”
  1. “[Insert a cute gif] Look who’s here to tell you that you have a cute smile.”
  1. “Serious question. Who do you think Hermione should have ended up with eventually?”
  1. “What is the worst line someone has ever used on you?”
  1. “Do you want me to talk first or cut the formalities and take you out on a romantic date?”
  1. “One simple question: Does your dog like men with beards? If yes, then I think we should meet up first before I become best friends with your beloved doggo.”
  1. “Before I say anything about myself, know that I am willing to get rid of every spider that crosses your path.”
  1. “Riverdale is awesome. Which is your favorite season?”
  1. “[Insert author name] is great, no doubt, but [insert another author name] is also an amazing thriller writer you shouldn’t miss reading.”
  1. “Favorite Game of Thrones character, actor, and episode? Start!”
  1. “What’s your idea of the perfect date?”
  1. “I heard you like bad boys. You will be glad to know that I am bad at everything. “
  1. “Just so you know, I too shipped Bella and Jacob over Edward.”
  1. “If you are stranded on a deserted island, what are the three things you would want to have with you?”
  1. “Which romantic movie story would you like to be your own?”
  1. “Our conversations are cute. I message, you read, and then forget to reply.”
  1. “What is that one secret you wouldn’t mind sharing with a non-judgmental stranger?”
  1. “I am dreaming about you. Do not wake me up.”
  1. “You swiped right. Any special reason other than my cute picture?”
  1. “[Insert a funny Gif] This Gif describes me most appropriately. What Gif would represent you?”
  1. “If your star sign is [insert their star sign], then we must talk to each other because the stars have aligned to make us meet.”
  1. “[Image of a sweet lime] Now that’s what I call a sweet opening lime.”
  1. “Argh! I was waiting for you to swipe me right.”
  1. “I solemnly swear I messaged you because… [leave it incomplete. Let them get curious to know what you want to say].”
  1. “If your life was a movie, what would you name it?”
  1. “What’s the smartest thing you have ever done in your life?”
  1. “I was going to send you my best opening line, but you are so beautiful that I completely forgot what I was going to send.”
  1. “If you lower your standards a tad bit, you might find me there waving out to you.”
  1. “Identify the lies: you are pretty/handsome, I would like to talk to you, and the sky is yellow.”
  1. “What’s the most interesting detail about you that Google also knows?”
  1. “Imagine how cool it will be to tell our grandchildren that we met on [app name].”
  1. “My battery is about to die, but I messaged you, hoping your response will revive my phone and me.”
  1. “You will never have to worry about breakfast or dinner because I have great cooking skills.”
  1. “This is a survey for good-looking people: what is your name? What kind of a person would you like to date? Do you find my profile interesting?”
  1. “What would you do if you won 10 million in a lottery?”
  1. “Tell me two truths and one lie about yourself. If I win, you tell me your name, and if I lose, I’ll give you my number. Deal?”
  1. “Name three movie characters that combine to describe you the best.”
  1. “What nickname would you like to give yourself?”
  1. “What is your most embarrassing childhood memory?”
  1. “You have only one day left on Earth. What would you do?”
  1. “When making an entry at a party, did you ever want a particular song to be played as your entry song?”
  1. “What three words would your friends use to describe you?”
  1. “What is your ideal vacation spot: beach or mountain?”
  1. “Ever been on a date where you wanted to run home as soon as possible.”
  1. “Which category opening line would you like me to use: Harry Potter or Game of Thrones?”
  1. “What are you most proud of about yourself but feel shy to share it with anyone?”
  1. “How many K-pop bands can you name in one breath?”
  1. “What would you do if you had the power to be invisible for an entire day?”
  1. “Hey! So how is Monday going for you?”

No matter how much time you spend on coming up with the best opening line, there is no guarantee that you will receive a response. So, don’t lose heart if the one you are interested in does not react to your message. Keep trying, and someday even your worst line might click with someone. Also, do not hound anyone with incessant messages only to get a reply. If they do not reply, then let them be. Move on. You will find someone better for sure.