Whether you’re looking for a late-in-the-game companion to close out cuffing season or the bonafide love of your life, January is a crucial month for romance since it’s peak dating-app time. No, seriously, it’s been found to be the most active month for new or returning daters to swipe, which makes sense given the combined timeliness of those “get back out there” New Year’s resolutions and the common reality of not wanting to leave your couch in the middle of winter. So in the interest of putting your best foot (or DM) forward, dating experts have thoughts on crafting good opening lines to use on dating apps in order to stand out in the best way.
And for specifics, relationship expert Susan Winter has a few opening line ideas rounded up below you can try out if you’re drawing a blank.
3 good opening lines to try on dating apps, according to a pro
1. “When was the last time you had a really great laugh? You know, the kind where your eyes are watering and you’re doubled over? And what was it that made you laugh so hard?”
What does Jessica Rabbit see in Roger Rabbit? “He makes me laugh.” People (and criminally hot cartoon characters) often just want to be with someone who has a solid sense of humor. The thing is, we don’t all find the same things to be hilarious.
“So, it would be an interesting first question to ask about a person’s type of humor; what things do they find funny,” says Winter. “Is it physical comedy, the observation of human foibles, posturing, or discomfort [like] The Office or Fleabag, or an event involving friends goofing around? This line of questioning provides a glimpse into the mental and emotional disposition of your prospective date.”
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