Bumble has become one of the most popular dating apps on the market. Although it was created by a former Tinder employee and the two apps share a lot of similarities, Bumble plays by a different set of rules. It’s a much more friendly option for female users or for those who are not looking for a casual hook-up. Since it’s the ladies who make the first move, some female users may initially feel like they are a bit outside of their element.
There’s a lot of pressure in the dating world, both online and offline, to start off a conversation with a great line. Pick-up lines have become a bit of an art form and it’s fairly common to throw one out and have it flop. Great pick-up lines and the confidence in their delivery can work wonders and be wildly successful. Due to their differences, what worked on Tinder may not work on Bumble and you may have to take a more creative approach with your pick-up lines. To give you a better idea of what will work, here’s what works for some of the best pick-up lines on Bumble.
Go With A Compliment
Bumble users can put up to six pictures on their profile, so you can glean a lot of information for your opening line. Guys also tend to appreciate a little bit of ego-stroking, so complementing them tends to generate a positive response. If they are showing off their muscles in their photos, make a comment on how great they look or how you appreciate a guy with commitment (to the gym or otherwise). Even something as simple as “Hey handsome” can work if their profile doesn’t give you much information. Try not to go overboard or be too general regarding their looks, as that may come across as too shallow for some and may seem like you’re not really trying.
Crack a Joke
Humor works well across multiple platforms and situations when making a connection with others. Using a well-executed joke can catch a person’s attention and get them to engage with you. The combination of being funny and flirty is a tried and true method in the dating scene and is one that is frequently encouraged. Corny or cheesy jokes can be hit or miss, so be careful and don’t rely on them too much. The same can be said if you run with a classic, like “Why did the chicken cross the road?”, but you can end up with some rather interesting and creative responses. You may want to put a twist on a joke based on the information they give in their profile, just to add a hint of a personal touch and catch their interest.
Ask a Question or Play a Game
Good, thought-provoking questions can show that you were a) paying attention to what’s on their profiles, and b) suggest that you are genuinely interested in their opinion. Look at the information they give out on their profile to give yourself a better idea of what to ask rather than choosing something vague or general. You can also use a question as your opening pick-up line in the context of a game, like “Marry, Date, or Dump” or something similar. You can get a decent idea of what the person is like based on their answer(s) and they can get the same from you based on the options you present them with. A conversation can then develop based on what their answer is with either and you can glean some additional information about them for future conversations and interactions. Be sure to infuse a little creativity into what you say and how you say it to get the best results. Thoughtful reactions to profiles tend to show that you’re paying attention to what they’ve put out there and give a good first impression.
Equal Parts Assertive and Casual
Sometimes just coming out and saying something along the lines of “Hey you’re cute, let’s get drinks/lunch/etc.” can work. Being somewhat assertive in your pick-up or opening line can show that you are confident and comfortable with yourself right off the bat, which can be very appealing for many guys. It’s straightforward and honest without putting too many expectations on either person to instantly agree to go out. Keep things somewhat casual by not making it sound like an ultimatum—don’t use words like “need” or “have to”—and give them an option to say no if it’s not something they want to or can do. If you’re going to try something like this, make it sound more like a suggestion rather than a demand.
Since Bumble and Tinder mostly cater to users who are not looking for anything serious, you might have trouble finding a long term partner on Bumble. That’s why if you are looking for something more serious than a quick fling you might have more luck on sites such as Match or Eharmony. View pics for free now on Match.com, the #1 dating site!