8 cringe-free opening lines to try on Tinder

Responses guaranteed.

When introducing yourself to a <3 potential suitor <3 IRL, simple is usually best. A standard "hey," or "how's your night been?" will usually cut it, and in fact, anything too forced can be downright creepy. But dating apps are a different ball game, and getting a response in a sea of "hey there"s can be harder than holding back tears during This Is Us. Here, eight suggestions for an opening line that'll have them hooked (and generate some LOLs along the way).

1. "Hey, what's your name?"
If they get the joke, they're alright.

2. "Would you rather a) only be able to eat pizza for the rest of your life, or b) never be able to eat burgers again?"
Even we can't decide.

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3. Send a GIF
I once got sent a bear waving hello, and it was bloody adorable. Everyone loves waving bears. Everyone.

4. "How hungover are you today on a scale of one to ten?"
Asking about the weekend isn't the most original thing ever, but doing it this way is.

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5. "Truth or dare?"
Just make sure to have some interesting questions and dares up your sleeve.

6. "Did you know that bananas are curved because they grow toward the sun?"
Or some other random fact you know/have Googled quickly. Bonus points for a ~subtle~ mention of anything remotely phallic.

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7. "If you could only watch one TV show for the rest of your life what would you choose?"
If they say Seinfeld, you can stop swiping.

8. "What's your favourite funny video in the history of the internet?"
If anything, you'll spend a lot of time laughing at funny shit on the internet.

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