3 Types of Tinder Openers (That Work Better Than What You’ve Tried)

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Tired of your Tinder openers getting no responses?

Tons of guys struggle with knowing what to say in Tinder openers that will actually get convos going. We’ve put together templates & copy/paste examples of Tinder openers you can use to confidently chat up your matches.

Tinder Opener # 1 — Random fun fact

Tinder openers random fun fact

Your first step as a strange male on the internet is to prove you’re normal and trustworthy. Demonstrate that you’re a chill guy by sharing a fun fact as your Tinder opener. This fresh approach is disarming, and bound to elicit some follow up questions. 😎


You: Did you know there’s an island in Japan whose only occupants are rabbits?
Emily: Lol, what?! That sounds like the best island ever
You: Right? My sister went there last year…apparently the bunnies are super friendly
Emily: Now I want to go!

You: Would you believe it if I told you all the colors of Froot Loops have the same flavor
Rowena: No! When I was a kid, I always saved the red ones for last because they were my favorite
You: The mind plays powerful tricks
Rowena: Now I have to wonder what else from my childhood was a lie!

Tinder Opener # 2 — Personal anecdote

Tinder openers personal anecdote

Does anyone actually enjoy small talk?

Tinder opens up a whole new world of communication — let’s leave the boring “heys” to fossilize alongside Myspace and AIM. Tinder openers that dive right in with a funny story or anecdote about your day show that you’re interesting.

These Tinder openers also reveal you’re confident enough to start sharing before you know you’ll get a response.


You: So this morning I was in a DD drive thru, and the person in front of me paid for my coffee. Made my entire day!
Isabel: Aww! That happened to me once, and I still get happy thinking about it. Did you pay it forward?

You: I see that you’re into rock climbing…have you tried bouldering? I just did for the first time last week and my fingers are still sore!
Rachel: Yeah, I do that occasionally! It does take so much finger strength. Mine are getting quite calloused–not sexy

Tinder Opener # 3 — Icebreaker game

Tinder openers icebreaker game

We can be honest here — Tinder feels a lot like a game sometimes. Even people looking to make a serious connection enjoy the rush of swiping and getting a match. Keep the fun going with a lighthearted party game as your Tinder opener that begs for a reply.


You: Kiss, marry, kill: Zac Efron, Bob Ross, Bradley Cooper
Becca: Marry Bob Ross (duh), kiss Bradley Cooper, kill Zac Efron
You: Oooo, sorry Zac!
Becca: Ok, kiss, marry, kill–Betty White, Selena Gomez, Amelia Earhart

You: Would you rather go about an entire day naked or sleep for a year straight?
Chloe: Easy, sleep for a year!
Chloe: That sounds like heaven
You: Really? I get FOMO even when I go to bed like an hour early
Chloe: I never get fomo!

Check out more Tinder pickup lines and copy/pastable Tinder icebreakers.

NOTE: Tinder openers work *way* better when your pics are 🔥🔥🔥

Your Tinder pics aren’t just important for matching. They can also make the difference between getting replies and not. Because if your pics are blah, it can make your opener seem kind of blah too.

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