best dating app opening lines

Best Dating App Opening Lines

Your opening lines to a match on any dating app is crucial. Whether you’re on a dating app for a serious relationship or not, having a strong first message can make or break your experience.

Apps like CLiKD, with its Dealbreakers, and Hinge with its Prompts, go a step further than other apps, allowing you to get the conversation started thanks to inbuilt features. Unfortunately, not all dating apps are as good as CLiKD & Hinge. So, if you’re using an app that makes you do all the thinking, check out some of the best dating app opening lines, to help get the conversation off to a cracking start.

“If you were a flower, you’d be a DAMN-delion!”

Show off your horticultural flair and exceptional pun talents with this one. Two birds, one stone.

“Hey, can you empty your pockets? I think you’ve stolen my heart”

What starts off as quite threatening turns out to be very romantic. Probably not one to open with in real life, as you don’t have the authority to get someone to empty their pockets unless you’re a police officer.

“I’d take you to the movies, but they said no snacks allowed!”

Now that cinemas are back open, you can start using this one, once again. It’s a double pronged line, it shows you’re willing to take them on a date, and you’re also calling them a snack!

“Well, I’m here. What were your other two wishes?”

A big assumption that they wished for you to appear! However, confidence is king when writing an initial message, so use this message wisely

“Do you like raisins?… How about a date?”

A classic. And a mention of 2 of your 5-a-day to showcase your knowledge of a healthy diet! Good job.


To be clear, these opening lines might not always be successful. (If I’m totally honest they won’t work 90% of the time). Chat up lines don’t work for everyone, so it’s important to try different techniques.

A great way to initiate a conversation is by making reference to something in their photos or bio. Ask about the cute dog in their photo or the fact they have said they can speak three languages. Engage with their profile and you’re more likely to get a response. The best dating app opening lines are the ones that show you’re just talking to that person, and are interested to get to know more about them.

Be yourself, you don’t have to rely on lines written by us to help you find the one.

If that’s not great advice, I don’t know what is.