Just for fun online dating
According to Ok Cupid, “Saying ‘Hey’ in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothing — this greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored.” That first exchange sets the tone for the rest of the relationship, so you should go beyond one-word openers and say something to give your date a laugh.
A solid joke can help you get your conversation off on the right foot — or at least up your odds of getting a response. We’ve collected 14 examples of funny online dating messages that tickle the funny bone and make a good impression.
The Virtual Dating Assistants (Vi DA) gives a great example of the right way to give praise: “Wow… I know a lot of people groan at the mere mention of a pun, but hear me out. In my dating profile, I make it clear that I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, so I’ve heard a lot of HP-related pick-up lines. Here are a few good examples: Sometimes there’s a fine line between being original and being crass. After matching on a dating app, Travis wrote the following first message: “Are you the SAT because I’d do you for three hours and 45 minutes with a 10-minute break halfway through for snacks, and then I would stare at you and think ‘Wow, I hope I don’t ruin this.'” His desired fling answered, “You ruined it before you sharpened your pencil.” Ouch.
Puns make good icebreakers because they’re witty and just a little bit silly. As a general rule, sexual language and references in a first message are no-nos.
“I showed him your picture and explained what Ok Cupid was,” the online dater wrote.
“He let me off with a warning and said I better get your number.” Clearly, this guy is a smooth talker.
He seems fairly proud of his run-in with the cop, and it’s bold of him to tell such an incriminating story right off the bat. And hey, some girls are into bad boys who live on the edge, risking life and limb for their lady loves.
Dream3vil certainly makes an impression in his first message, and he even throws in a directive from a police officer to make it harder to refuse.
I don’t know if he won the girl over or not, but he made me laugh with his arresting anecdote. It just takes a little trial and error to acquire some stand-by icebreakers.