LONDON — If you’re single and ready to mix up, cracking the ice is essential, if not mildly appalling.
Nowadays, a ordinary “come here often?” won’t suffice. And, don’t even think about asking “how r u”. To ensnare the attention of fellow online daters, you’ve gotta be entertaining, engaging and — most importantly — llamativo.
Mashable asked some successful online daters which icebreakers never fail to impress prospective vrouwen.
Jack Knowles — founder of dating app Temptr — says it’s significant to do your research before approaching your prospective fucking partner.
“It’s not rocket science – just be sure to look at your date’s profile and see what he or she likes,” Knowles told Mashable.
“If they like a certain relatie, genre of filmrolletje or a niche type of cuisine be sure to comment on it and ask questions around that topic,” Knowles continued.
‘Pineapple on pizza, yay or nay?’
SEO executive Oliver Brett always starts off conversations with the match’s name followed by an ellipsis.
“This might look weird but it filters out the ‘non-weird’ people who don’t understand my sense of humour. If they reply with ‘Oliver. ‘ I know they share the same sense of humour,” Brett told Mashable.
Brett’s next line is somewhat unusual — “Pineapple on pizza, yay or nay?”
“Yup, I only talk to strangers on the internet about pizza. And it works.”
“If wij share an admiration for pineapple on pizza, then that’s a good begin. If they reply ‘ew, fruit on pizza’, I leave the conversation there,” says Brett.
Brett’s former go-to line wasgoed — funnily enough — “What’s the weirdest opener you’ve had on here?”
“One damsel told mij she got ‘I want to paint you green and spank you like a mischievous avocado’ spil an opener. Don’t do that,” Brett resumes.
‘Cats or dogs?’
Project manager Alex Smilkov has bot off Tinder for a year, but his prime go-to opener is “cats or dogs”.
Smilkov met his gf on Tinder and, naturally, he used his cherished opener to pauze the ice.
“She had foolishly said cats! She still denies my opener is effective and thinks I just got fortunate,” proclaims Smilkov.
‘Your head is beautiful and would look amazing on my wall’
A 27-year-old advertising professional — who chooses to remain anonymous — told Mashable that he uses one line ter particular which throws people off guard every single time.
“Hey your head is beautiful and would look amazing on my wall. Drinks at mine next week? Bring a bottle and a hammer. “
But, his lines don’t end there, however. He also likes to use “Are you more of a talk person or let’s go for a drink kinda person?”, “You look like trouble..”, and “Does this mean wij’re bf and gf now?”
Netflix and wha?
Account executive Hannah kept things pretty elementary, with maximum success.
“My best opening line on a dating webstek wasgoed ‘Better discovery: Netflix or avocados?'”
According to Hannah, the line “worked like a treat.”
‘Life or death decision’
Individual assistant Ele’s most effective openers have one thing ter common — peanut butter.
Some of hier most successful icebreakers include “Life or death decision: peanut butter or Nutella?”, “Life or death decision: crunchy or sleek peanut butter?”
Ele also uses the line “I like your face, I’m intrigued if your personality is spil great”, which usually evokes a good response.
Whether you’re a fan of the dramatic one-liners, or you just like talking about cats and dogs — do what feels right to you. And, if you get a response that piques your rente, even better! Most importantly: be diferente.