The 80 Best Dating App Openers For Tinder And Bumble

In this day and age, dating apps are the best way to meet new people. It can be hard to come up with good dating app openers or a clever conversation starter, but you don’t want to wait for the other person to message you. By sending the first text, you’re showing them that you’re willing to put effort into the relationship before it even begins. You’re also going to give them a boost in confidence because you’re taking the lead and putting the pressure off of them.

If you want to make your message unique, try getting creative by referencing something you specifically saw on their profile — their phone case, their pet, or their vacation location. You could even start with a comment about pop culture to see whether you’re interested in the same types of bands or movies as you are. Remember, dating is a numbers game. The more people you connect with, the higher your chances are of finding someone who fits you perfectly. So don’t be afraid to make the first move.

Even though it’s hard to come up with a great opening line and it’s scary to send that first message, taking the lead will help you figure out which one of your matches fits your personality the best. Of course, you’ll feel more comfortable breaking the ice if you start with a good opening line. If you need a good Tinder opener, we’ve compiled plenty for you to choose from below. Here are the best dating app openers to use when you send the first message on Tinder, Bumble, or any other dating app:

Funny Opening Lines:

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If you want an opening message that’s going to showcase your sense of humor, here are some funny Tinder openers you should borrow. These hilarious opening lines will help you come across as fun and laidback:

You look like a good kisser.

Do you like bad girls? Because I’m really bad at this dating app thing.

Want to make a deal? I’ll cook you dinner if you cook me breakfast.

I want to be the reason you delete this stupid app.

You didn’t need to put a dog in your photo to make me swipe right.

Can an awkward Tinder conversation end in true love? We’re about to find out.

Is one message enough to make you fall in love with me? Or should I message you again?

What’s the worst opening line you’ve ever received? Please tell me it’s not this one.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy me?

I’m shy, so you should give me credit for starting a conversation with the sexiest person on this app.

Good Opening Lines For Dating Apps:

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Still need some inspiration? Here are some good lines you can use as Tinder openers or Bumble openers the next time you make a match:

I was hoping you would swipe right on me.

When our kids ask us how we met, what lie are we going to give them?

My battery is running low, but I’m using it to message you. That’s how attractive you are.

Swiping right means we’re married now, right?

Your smile is gorgeous. I bet the rest of you is, too.

I’m free Friday if you want to skip the awkward online convos and take me out for a coffee.

I have no idea what pick up lines to use on someone who must get as many matches as you do.

You’re so hot it’s hard to even spell helo.

Why did you swipe right? Because of my pics or my sparkling personality?

Your pictures were eye catching and your bio was hilarious. In case you need an ego boost.

Best Opening Lines For Online Dating:

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If you need a fun way to say hello, here are some good Tinder openers you can use on anyone. They’ll help you stand out from the crowd:

What do I have to do to make you fall madly in love with me?

Red or white? Which type of wine is waiting for me in your fridge right now?

What’s your most controversial opinion? If we can overcome this, we can overcome anything.

If you were a mixed drink, what type would you be?

Tell me about the worst first date you’ve ever been on. That way, I’ll be less nervous when we go on ours.

Your parents are going to hate me. I can already tell.

I’m not really a romantic — but you might change that.

I love your last photo. Where was it taken?

Want to swap numbers? It’s easier than talking over this app.

Is your ideal date a five star restaurant with fancy wine or pizza in bed?

Hilarious Opening Lines:

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If you want to make your matches laugh, here are some more hilarious ideas:

The last meme in your camera roll describes our relationship. Show me.

Hey cutie. Want to play two truths and a lie? Or should we skip straight to spin the bottle?

Would you rather go bowling, get coffee, or watch a movie on a first date?

I thought online dating sucked — but then I saw you.

What’s a nice person like you doing in a hellscape like this?

My biggest turnoffs: cheaters, liars, and people who clap when the plane lands.

I don’t have any conversation starters ready but I couldn’t wait to talk to you.

So far, modern dating has sucked. But maybe you can change my mind.

I’ve been patiently waiting for you to hit on me.

Here’s a fun game: Tell me your life story in emojis. Go!

Clever Opening Lines To Use As A Tinder Opener:

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If you still haven’t found a line that fits your personality, that’s okay. Here are some more openers you can use as a first message:

I don’t know what to say but I know I want to talk to you.

I was going to play hard to get but I couldn’t stop myself from pressing SEND.

You’re gorgeous, but I’m sure everyone tells you that.

Hey! I hope you like cheesy pickup lines because there’s a bunch coming your way.

We make a perfect match. At least, this app thinks so.

How would you describe yourself in three emojis?

What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

It’s hard to get to know each other over an app. Do you want to meet up in person?

You’re too cute to be single. What’s the catch?

You should be a photographer because your profile blows everyone else out of the water.

Best Tinder Openers For Any Dating App:

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Before you send a Tinder message, think about the best openers you’ve heard in the past. If your mind is completely blank, try some of these lines to break the ice:

My dog would love you. And he has great taste.

Are you interested in lowering your standards and going on a date with me?

Your profile says you don’t like one-night stands. Which is too bad because I can make you two night stands and a table. AKA, I’m really good with my hands.

I’m much more awkward in real life, so prepare yourself.

Guess what my favorite TV show is. If you win, you get a prize.

Warning: If we end up alone together, we’re going to do some NSFW things.

Is your shirt made out of boyfriend material?

Be honest with me. What color socks are you wearing right now?

Haaave you met Ted? Or me?

I didn’t think there were any good guys/girls left on dating apps, but you proved me wrong.

Questions To Use As Opening Lines:

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If you aren’t comfortable talking about yourself yet, ask them some questions about their life!

Which celebrity couple do you look up to the most?

What’s your usual fast food order?

What’s your star sign?

Your pet is the cutest. Tell me about him.

I love your tattoos! How many do you have?

What’s the best place you’ve ever taken a vacation?

What three words would you use to describe your dating style?

Have you ever been overseas? It’s on my bucket list.

If you could only eat one snack for the rest of your life, who would it be?

What’s your favorite restaurant in your area? Maybe you can take me there someday.

More Opening Lines For Any App:

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If you need the perfect opening line, here are a few more ideas.

You seem like my type. Which is usually a red flag.

Hey, you’re really cute. But I’m sure you’ve heard this pickup line before.

I suck at starting conversations online. I’m much better at talking in person.

Before we get too serious, I need to know: Do you put the toilet paper over the top or under the roll?

I know you’re a total stranger now, but that won’t last for long.

This is the first time in a long time I’ve felt butterflies.

Do you snore? I need to know before I ask you to stay the night.

My psychic told me this conversation is going to go well. Let’s see if they’re right.

I remember you from my dreams. You’re the one who swept me off my feet.

Hello! Fancy meeting you here!

Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

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