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10 Best Opening Lines for Online Dating Messages

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Your online dating game is a bit rusty and you are looking for best opening lines for online dating messages? Don’t worry, we got you covered.

The life of a single guy or a girl in the online dating world is tough. Although there are lots of dating sites and apps to choose from, the competition is fierce. Any strategy you try be sure that someone already tried it. Probably on the person you are trying it on. So what do you do? It can sound cheesy, but it is always better just to be yourself. This is of course if you are looking for something deeper. If your goal is a hookup, then be the best fiction version of yourself and run away before you blow up your cover. As in all things in life, the first step is always the most important one. If  you don’t get many responses, your opening lines probably are not any good and when you do get a response you blow it up, so pay attention.

People from online dating site Zoosk have analyzed thousands of messages and ended up with a good idea about the things you should write in the first message. You should focus on the things that make the person you are messaging unique. Browse through the photos, find something unusual and start with that. The messages about tattoos, hair, glasses and eyes get the most response. Also be flirty, say that something about them is adorable to you. Please don’t use generic words as sexy, gorgeous, cuddle and especially don’t state proudly that the person makes you horny. You should get a response in 24 hours. If not, move on. Don’t send the second message before the response, since that won’t work in most cases. Of course, girls almost always get the response, but in case you are a female with slight problems on Tinder, check out our list of 12 Best Tinder Openers to Use on Guys.

In order to find out the best opening lines for online dating messages, we looked for recommendations from Forbes, Virtual Dating Assistant, Reddit and Style Nest among others. We focused on those lines that were labeled as successful in most of the cases while also making sure they go along the line with suggestions to be confident, tell something about yourself, show interest for the person and being funny. The best ones were then featured on our list. Just make sure to personalize them. Also, note that some lines will work better on Tinder (younger users) for example than on OK Cupid (older users).  Let’s take a look at our list of best opening lines for online dating messages.

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