70 of The Best Tinder Pick Up Lines (Go Ahead, Message First)

Customize one of these conversation openers to get your match's attention.
43 of The Best Tinder Pick Up Lines
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Updated Jun 26, 2024

Love has to start somewhere—and, for many, it begins with a swipe. With an estimated 75 million active users per month, Tinder has been called the most popular dating app in the world. The downside of numbers like that? It can be hard to stand out from the crowd. So, we've collected the best Tinder pick up lines below to help up your match ratio. (You can thank us in the DMs.)

Depending on your personality and the type of relationship you're looking for, you can opt for funny, flirty, cute or clever Tinder opening lines. Just remember that the ultimate goal is to be yourself and show that you're putting a little effort into your message! Trust us, these pick up lines will show you've got rizz.

Tinder pick up lines in this article: Best | Funny | Cheesy | Cute | Clever | Flirty | Sexy | More Advice

The Best Tinder Pick Up Lines

Bring on the matches! Overall, these are the best tinder pick up lines, based on expert advice.

Tinder pick up line: My parents used to say I shouldn't talk to strangers online, but I'll make an exception for you.
Design: Natalie Romine
  • I noticed you enjoy hiking. I recently tried a new trail and couldn't help but wonder if you have any favorite hiking spots.
  • That's a great photo of you. I love the nature scene in the background! Where did you take that picture?
  • Wow! You have the best smile!
  • Don't tell my friends I'm reaching out to a Cowboys fan.
  • Your profile has me intrigued. I'd love to know more.
  • I need a map because I just got lost in your eyes.
  • Do you have a favorite meal? I'd love to make it for you.
  • Oh no, you are so beautiful [or handsome], I forgot my pickup line!
  • My parents used to say I shouldn't talk to strangers online, but I'll make an exception for you.
  • What's your idea of the perfect date? I'll make it happen.

Funny Tinder Pick Up Lines

The quickest way to get their attention is to make them laugh, so consider one of these funny Tinder pick up lines.

Tinder pick up line: Do you like me? Write yes or no.
Design: Natalie Romine
  • Do you like me? Write yes or no.
  • Someone call NASA. I think my heart just rocketed to the moon.
  • Are you a Wi-Fi signal? Because I'm feeling a strong connection here.
  • Are you a parking ticket? Because you've got fine written all over you.
  • You are a ten. I am not. Let's conduct a social experiment and see if we have chemistry when we meet.
  • Where can I submit my resumé to be your other half?
  • Are you interested in adotpion? The boyfriend/girlfriend shelter is getting full.
  • How many dating apps are you on? Let's make it zero.
  • What's the worst pick up line you've ever heard? I'll go first.
  • I let my matchmaker swipe for me and they chose you.

Cheesy Tinder Pick Up Lines

These cheesy Tinder pick up lines are just the right amount of punny—or endearingly mushy.

Tinder pick up line: What's a beautiful person like you doing on an app like this?
Design: Natalie Romine
  • You must be tired because you were running around all night in my dreams.
  • Hey baby, you should date me because I won't break your heart. (I will just steal it!)
  • You are so fine, you made me forget my pick up line.
  • Are you a magician? Because the moment I saw you, everyone else on here disappeared.
  • Is your name Google? Because you have everything I've been searching for.
  • Pardon me, do you have a map? I keep getting lost in your eyes.
  • What's a beautiful person like you doing on an app like this?
  • I've got a feeling this is the last time I'll ever have to swipe right.
  • Wow, I can't believe I just found the guy/girl of my dreams on Tinder.
  • Marry me?

Cute Tinder Pick Up Lines

Make them swoon with a sugary sweet opener, like these cute Tinder pick up lines.

Tinder pick up line: I promise I'm more interesting in person. Or maybe not. But you'll have to meet me to find out!
Design: Natalie Romine
  • I promise I'm more interesting in person. Or maybe not. But you'll have to meet me to find out!
  • I think something is wrong with my eyes because I can't take them off you.
  • Can I get your name? Because all these years I've been calling you my dream girl/guy.
  • If snowflakes were kisses, I would love to share a blizzard with you.
  • Is your dad a baker? Because you are a cutie pie.
  • Where have you been all my life? I've been looking for you.
  • Are you the sun? Because when I saw your pictures, my day got brighter.
  • Are you a camera? Every time I look at you, I can't help but smile.
  • I didn't believe in love at first sight until I saw your profile.
  • Should we spend the holidays with your family or mine?

Clever Tinder Pick Up Lines

Woo your potential love with your quick wit and charm by using a clever Tinder pick up line.

Tinder pick up line: Truth or date? Oops, I meant dare!
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  • When I send your picture to my friends to ask their opinion, which one should I send?
  • Truth or date? Oops, I meant dare!
  • Swipe right. Swipe right. Swipe right. I'm manifesting our first date.
  • What's your phone number? I forgot mine.
  • I think I need to call the police because you stole my heart.
  • I am not a photographer, but I can picture us together.
  • Excuse me but I think you dropped something—my jaw.
  • Let's meet and delete! (I predict we'll both delete this app after our first date.)
  • Are you a wedding planner? Because when I saw you I pictured my wedding day.
  • So, what are we?

Flirty Tinder Pick Up Lines

Go ahead and make them blush with a fun and flirty Tinder pick up line.

Tinder pick up line: Do you believe in love at first swipe, or should we match again?
Design: Natalie Romine
  • I hope you appreciate my honesty… You're hot!
  • I just watched The Notebook last night and Ryan Gosling has nothing on you.
  • Quick, call 911! You took my breath away.
  • Do you believe in love at first swipe, or should we match again?
  • What's your star sign? I've got a feeling we're a perfect match.
  • BRB, need to tell Cupid about his next target.
  • Name a time and place, I'd love to do this in person.
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  • Can we fast-forward to the part where I take you out on a date?
  • I bet you're even more attractive in real life. When can I find out?

Sexy Tinder Pick Up Lines

Once you establish a connection and consent, heat things up with one of these sexy Tinder pick up lines.

Tinder pick up line: Want to come over for takeout? Just so you know, I like it spicy.
Design: Natalie Romine
  • Do you prefer I seduce your mind or body first because I'm so attracted to both?
  • Do you kiss on the first date? Asking for a friend.
  • I am feeling a strong connection. Mind if I connect to your hotspot?
  • I am hoping you are a cougar because I want you to pounce on me.
  • When I get naked, the shower usually gets turned on.
  • Want to come over for takeout? Just so you know, I like it spicy.
  • You look amazing in your photos, but you'd look even better in my bed.
  • What do you like for breakfast? I need to know for when you spend the night.
  • Which side of the bed do you sleep on? I'll reserve it for you.
  • What movie do you want to pretend to watch when you come over?

Advice for Tinder Pick Up Lines

If you're intimdated by making the first move on dating apps, don't sweat over swiping! Instead, scroll on to see some helpful tips for navigating Tinder and dropping that first message.

  • Offer compliments and ask questions. Research shows compliments and questions are most effective at eliciting responses, shares Liesel Sharabi, Ph.D. an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, directing the Relationships and Technology Lab. They're even more effective than a pick up line!
  • If you use a generic line, immediately follow it with a question. It's easier for a person to respond to a custom message, so ask a question inspired by their profile. If they list their favorite book for instance, say: "I appreciate your taste in literature. Have you read [insert title of a book you love]?" Or try: "I see you're a big foodie. So am I! What's your favorite restaurant in the area?"
  • Invest time into your messages. Avoid messages you could send to 10 people without changes, counsels Sharabi. If someone feels you didn't invest the time to read their profile, they won't be as compelled to respond. To avoid the spam effect, use their name and cite something you have in common, or mention what about their profile got your attention, suggests Amber Lee, CEO and co-founder of Select Date Society, and a professional matchmaker and a relationship expert.
  • Keep it brief. Be short and sweet, advises Susan Trombetti, professional matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking. Because we know response rates can be low, try not put too much emotional weight on crafting on the perfect opening line. Again, what will get the most likes is being yourself.

Additional reporting by Naoimh O'Hare.

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