We Came Up With A Heap Of Genius Ice-Breakers For Your Dating App Escapades
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Let’s be real. A good ice-breaker is hard to find, and if you’re searching “best pick-up lines” on Google and chucking the first thing you find out there, you’re doing it wrong.
When it comes to ice-breakers, the stakes are high. You have one chance to make a good first impression, and what you say could be make or break.
But a good ice-breaker can make a conversation flow like the Nile and, if you get it right, you could be on track to find your one true love by sundown.
That’s why the expert team of gals and guys at Punkee have spent months – no, years – no, DECADES – trying and testing the unique and high-quality pick-up lines with a success rate of either 70% or higher. (OK, we can’t guarantee that, but stick with us here.)
So, unless you’ve matched with Debbie Downer herself (it happens), these hilarious and genius ice-breakers are your one-stop shop for all your dating app escapades.
#1. “Do you like Dr. Seuss? Cos green eggs and DAYUMMM GIRL”
Warning: Probably won’t work out if they’re vegan.
dates 1-4: let me tell u about my extremely normal hobbies and interests
date 5: i don’t think the moon is real
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) August 30, 2016
#2. “How much does a Polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!”
Trust us, the best way to break the ice is literally to just acknowledge it. You have to remember that this first barrier is awkward for most people, so the faster you acknowledge that, the faster you’ll be on your path to true love.
#3. “Are you a personal loan? Because I’ve just been hit by some interest”
If they’re an accountant, this is solid gold content. If not, they’ll probably just assume you’ve got your finances in order and are therefore rolling in it. Either way, they’ll think you’re cute and mathematically competent.
me: goes on a date
group chat: 👀👀👀👀👀👀
— strap muzik (@dopegirlfresh) July 30, 2018
#4. Ask them “WYD?” and, after they answer, tell them, “No, I meant Where’s Your Dog?”
Honestly, say this to a dog enthusiast and they will fall so hard for you it’s insane. Dog people attract other dog people (it’s science), so shoot your shot because we promise you won’t miss.
#5. Ask them when was the last time that they did something spontaneous
This question is killer because the response requires some thought. It’s not overly looks-based or complimentary, so give it a go and it might generate some great conversation. Assuming, of course, that their answer isn’t “I once joined a gang”, in that case, retreat.
I just emailed this powerpoint to my crush Carter do you think it’ll work :// pic.twitter.com/xHN1bYSdL6
— Lizzy Fenton (@LizzyFenton) March 27, 2017
#6. “You know what’s beautiful? Read the first word again”
We love an interactive ice-breaker. They’ve actually got to follow the prompts to figure out what’s happening. We just hope they can keep up with your quick wit and romantic inclinations.
#7. “Are you my appendix? Because I wanna take you out”
Anyone who doesn’t laugh at this is not worth settling down with, in my opinion. It’s just the right amount of funny and punny, and shows that you’ve got wit.
i’m sorry i roasted you i was trying to flirt
— m3aruf (@m3aruf) September 20, 2019
#8. Harry Potter Fan?
Oh, we could do a whole DAY on Harry Potter ice-breakers. “Are you the golden snitch? Cos you’re quite a catch”, “Did I use Stupify or are you just a natural stunner?” You get the point.
#9. “So, I’m actually from the future where we’ve been married for 20 years. I just came back to resolve an argument about when and where our first date was?”
This is great. It’s got a rich backstory and it’s wildly inventive. Hopefully, their reply will give you insight into what their ideal first date would be, plus you’ve already made it known that you’re looking for a long-term relationship. Game. Set. Match.
Let your date know you’re cultured by taking her to the symphony and saying “oh okay cool they’re doing it that way” when the oboes kick in
— andrew (@AndrewChamings) January 16, 2018
#10. “Kiss me if I’m wrong, but dinosaurs still exist, right?”
This one’s a little bit risky, but with the right person, it could be a winner.
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