The Tinder pick-up lines that actually work, according to 15 women

Dating during COVID has forced many of us to look for love online – but how can you avoid opening lines that will make potential partners regret swiping right? These work.

Dating is rough at the best of times.

In the online age, it seems like many of us find ourselves resorting to dating apps, with varying degrees of success – and during lockdown, it’s become pretty much the only option for reaching out, meeting new people and seeking out some sort of companionship in a time of isolation.

But when it comes to the first step of interaction on dating apps, just about everyone has a hilarious tale to tell – of cheesy pick-up lines, backhanded compliments and, at worst, unsolicited pictures that you wish you could unsee (if like me, you’ve received all three, you get bonus points!).

So what actually works when it comes to online dating openers? How can you craft a line that can forge a connection rather than leaving you on read? Men’s Health have gotten to the bottom of the dilemma, and consulted 15 women to discover the best pick-up lines they’ve received – so if you’re ~single and looking to mingle~, take notes.

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