Most importantly: be original. Smilkov says it's essentially "a script" that he went through with each match. And, if you get a response that piques your interest, even better! So, if the girl says dogs, I'd say 'Hey, you must've seen my bio — that's cheating!
We have put together a few thought starters that will help break the ice.
She still denies my opener is effective and thinks I just got lucky," declares Smilkov. A year-old advertising professional — who prefers to remain anonymous — told Mashable that he uses one line in particular which throws people off guard every single time. Find out more. Smilkov met his girlfriend on Tinder and, naturally, he used his cherished opener to break the ice. Whether you're a fan of the dramatic one-liners, or you just like talking about cats and dogs — do what feels right to you. Jack Knowles — founder of dating app Temptr — says it's important to do your research before approaching your prospective partner.
Despite it being a 'make or break' question, her response doesn't matter at all — that's just the icebreaker," says Smilkov.
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If they reply with 'Oliver If they reply 'ew, fruit on pizza', I leave the conversation there," says Brett. If you're single and ready to mingle, breaking the ice is essential, if not mildly terrifying. Brett's former go-to line was — funnily enough — "What's the weirdest opener you've had on here?
Nowadays, a simple "come here often? He also likes to use "Are you more of a chat person or let's go for a drink kinda person?
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To ensnare the attention of fellow online daters, you've gotta be entertaining, engaging and — most importantly — original. Culture Like Follow. And, don't even think about asking "how r u".
Bring a bottle and a hammer But, his lines don't end there, however. We're using cookies to improve your experience.
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Project manager Alex Smilkov has been off Tinder for a year, but his prime go-to opener is "cats or dogs". SEO executive Oliver Brett always starts off conversations with the match's name followed by an ellipsis.
Mashable asked some successful online daters which icebreakers never fail to impress prospective partners. Don't do that," Brett continues.
How rude! Drinks at mine next week?