100 Best Tinder Pickup Lines That Actually Work
You swiped right. They swiped right. Now what? It's time for the perfect Tinder pickup line.
They say you only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and on a fast-paced app like Tinder, that’s definitely true. And let’s be honest: Tinder pickup lines like “Hey” aren’t doing you any favors (or getting you any dates). So you turn to the old faithful: cheesy pickup lines. Except some people are lactose intolerant. What’s a singleton to do?
You can break the ice with some flirty knock-knock jokes or take advantage of the science shout-out in their bio by hitting them with a nerdy pickup line or a witty chemistry pickup line. Trying to talk to a woman? Go with a pickup line for girls that can double as a flirty text. On that note: We’re all for the ladies making the first move—it’s 2023, people!
Still wondering where to start when it comes to Tinder pickup lines? While there is a right and wrong way to initiate a chat, dating shouldn’t stress you out. The hunt for The One should be fun! To that end, we’re offering some tips for better Tinder-ing, along with Tinder pickup lines that’ll help you land your dream date.
Get Reader’s Digest’s Read Up newsletter for humor, cleaning, travel, tech and fun facts all week long.
Good Tinder openers
The truth is, a one-size-fits-all approach to Tinder pickup lines rarely works for something as personal as dating. It’s like a job application in that way (in which the job is your significant other). You tailor your resume to fit each company and position, right? (If not, you really should.) Well, you also want to tweak your pickup line to fit the person you’re chatting up. Your pickup line is also the place where you can establish some basic facts, like the sort of relationship you’re looking for.
But first things first: Your aim is to put a little of your personality out there and see if your conversation partner can groove with what you’re all about. The best-case scenario means finding something in their photos or bio that interests you (their dog, their job—anything!) and expressing that in a way that tells them a little bit about yourself.
For example, if one of their pictures shows them at Comic-Con dressed as the Mandalorian, you could try Star Wars pickup lines or tell them about the time you saw Pedro Pascal getting coffee. Or let’s say they mention they hate licorice. You also hate licorice! Drop them a note about your shared dislike for the candy, mentioning your favorite sweet and asking what theirs is. You’ve got this!
Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. This is very low stakes. You probably won’t die alone. The worst-case scenario: Their photos are cute as heck, but their bio gives away zilch. That’s when Tinder pickup lines can save the day. The trick is to pick an opener you genuinely think is funny. That way, it’s a little piece of your personality too. If you get it right, you might even need some Valentine’s Day puns come Feb. 14.
The best Tinder pickup lines
1. If I had a nickel for every time I saw someone as cute as you, I’d have five cents.
2. Are you from Disneyland? They say it’s the happiest place on earth, so I figured it would be wherever you are.
3. Are you my laptop? Because you’re really hot, and I’m concerned.
4. You’ve got the best smile on this app. What’s your secret, Crest?
5. Could you possibly get me a glass of water? I’m suddenly really thirsty.
6. Look, I’ve been blinded by your beauty. My insurance company is going to need your name and number.
7. Are you one of the pioneers of flight? You seem just Wright for me.
8. Your eyes are like Ikea. I’m totally lost in them.
9. Are you my untied shoelace? Because I’m falling for you.
10. I think I’ve seen you in a book somewhere. it was really fine print.
11. I want you to know that I am 100% committed to this Tinder relationship.
12. Are you a model? (No.) Oh, when did you quit?
Even the best Tinder pickup line in the world can’t guarantee a perfect first date—but these amazing winter date-night ideas can.
Funny Tinder pickup lines
13. Do you ever lie down at night, look up at the stars and think about all the messed-up things in the world? Like, why is there a “d” in “fridge” but no “d” in “refrigerator”?
14. Do you want to hear a joke about ghosts? (Yes.) That’s the spirit!
15. You’re seriously cute, but here’s the dealbreaker: Do you or do you not like raisins? (Regardless of the response, offer them a date instead.)
16. Be honest: Is this match at first sight for you too?
17. Roses are red. Violets are blue. Yoda I am. Go out with me will you?
18. Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.
19. You must be terrible at hide and seek. Someone like you is so hard to find!
20. Look, I won’t flirt with you. I’ll just be extra friendly to someone who is extra attractive.
21. I’m researching important dates in history. Do you want to be mine?
22. Do you like bagels? Because you’re bae goals.
23. If you were a fruit, you’d be a fineapple.
24. Do you know what I have in common with the Little Mermaid? We both want to be part of your world.
If you’re feeling the magic, send one of these Sirius-ly funny Harry Potter pickup lines to your favorite Muggle.
Cheesy Tinder pickup lines
25. Are you from space? Because you’re out-of-this-world good-looking.
26. If you were a vegetable, you’d be a cute-cumber.
27. What do you call a queue of people lifting mozzarella cheese? A cheesy pickup line.
28. Do you ever wear fishnet stockings? Because you’re a real catch.
29. Are you Australian? Because you meet all my koala-fications.
30. Roses are red. Violets are blue. How did I get so lucky to match with you?
31. Are you German? I’d like to be Ger-man.
32. If you were a taser, you’d be set to stun.
33. Do you play soccer? You look like a keeper.
34. Are you a gardener? I like your tulips.
35. How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!
36. Did you fall into a pile of sugar? You’re looking super sweet.
37. Do you like cheese? Would you like to brie with me?
Hungry for more cheesy conversation starters? Try these punny food pickup lines.
Smooth Tinder pickup lines
38. Just wanted to let you know: You have some cute on your face.
39. Are you from Tennessee originally? (No.) Oh, where are you from then?
40. Are you the COVID-19 vaccine? Because I would never turn you down.
41. Are your parents bakers? They sure made a cutie-pie.
42. Do you have an Instagram account? Because my mother always told me to follow my dreams…
43. I think I saw you on Spotify. You were listed as the hottest single.
44. I thought happiness started with an “h,” but I guess it actually starts with “u.”
45. I bet I know when your birthday is: Oct. 10. Because you’re a 10/10.
46. Is your Bluetooth enabled? I feel like we could pair.
47. I hope you know CPR because you’re taking my breath away.
48. Have you been speeding? Because you’ve got “fine” written all over you.
49. I need a real estate agent—do you know any? I’m trying to make a move here.
True smooth talkers know exactly how to be romantic: It’s all about knowing your partner’s likes and dislikes—and then surprising them!
Clever Tinder pickup lines
50. All your pics came through at a 45-degree angle. Guess you’re acute-y.
51. Are you HTTP? Because without you I’m just ://
52. You wanna know what’s beautiful? Read that first word again.
53. Hey, I’m writing an article on the finer things in life, and I was hoping I could interview you.
54. So I’ve been trying to come up with a good psychology pickup line, but I’m a-Freud I’m drawing a blank.
55. Is there a rainbow outside? I think I just found gold.
56. You must be a small amount of red phosphorus, and I must be a tiny wooden stick—we’re a match.
57. Do you know the square root of two? Because I feel irrational around you.
58. You must be a carbon sample because I really want to date you.
59. On a scale of one to America, how free are you this weekend?
60. Do you have something in your eye? Oh wait, never mind. It’s just a sparkle.
61. My barbecue is broken. Could you have a look at it? (What?) Oh, I thought you might be able to help, being a smoke show and all.
62. I would ask you to come to the movies with me, but they have a rule against bringing your own snacks.
Even the cleverest Tinder pickup line can’t beat fate. See what the stars have in store for you and your boo with our breakdown of zodiac signs’ compatibility.
Genuine Tinder pickup lines
63. What was the last song/movie/TV show you loved?
64. Describe yourself in three emojis. I’m: (Add your own emojis.)
65. My favorite pickup line is: (Insert a ridiculous pickup line here). What’s yours?
66. If you could be any animal in the world for 24 hours, which would you choose?
67. Titanic. That’s my icebreaker. What’s up?
68. OK, instead of a Tinder pickup line, here is a riddle for you: You have to choose between three rooms: one full of fire, one full of assassins and one full of lions that haven’t eaten in three years. Which is the safest? (It’s the room with the lions because they’d all be dead.)
69. Top three favorite dog breeds: Go!
70. Ready for a GIF war? This is my favorite GIF of all time: (Add your own GIF—we recommend the sassy llama.) Can you beat it?
71. So when our friends ask how we met, what are we going to tell them?
72. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
73. You seem cool. Let’s be friends, get to know each other and take it from there.
74. Forget icebreakers. Let’s get to the good stuff: What brings you the most joy?
From tuning to benching, test your knowledge of online dating slang.
Tinder pickup lines for guys
75. Are you my appendix? Because I have this feeling in my stomach like I want to take you out.
76. I just bought a kiss-proof lipstick, and I want to test it out.
77. On a scale of one to 10, I’m a nine. But you’re the one I need.
78. I guess the pandemic is far from over because your smile is contagious.
79. I heard you like bad girls … well, I’m bad at a lot of things.
80. Do I know you? You look a lot like my next boyfriend.
81. Are you a good cuddler? Because if so, I might let you join my gang.
82. Do you believe in love at first sight, or shall I delete this match and try again?
83. If you could be any comic book character, who would you be?
84. Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card, but I don’t need one to check you out.
85. Do you know what’s most interesting about your profile?
86. Are you my oven? Because you’re hot, and I want you to make me dinner.
87. You look so familiar! Did we have chemistry together?
Need a little more help? These hilarious pickup lines for guys will get him on the hook in no time.
Tinder pickup lines for girls
88. You don’t know how many times I’ve had to swipe left to find you.
89. Will you be my Tinderella?
90. Let’s just set an anniversary date right now.
91. I don’t cook good pancakes—I cook great pancakes. Brunch?
92. Just call me Shrek because I’m head ogre heels for you.
93. Are you my lost luggage? Because I’ve been having so much trouble finding you.
94. You’re so gorgeous, I forgot my best pickup line.
95. You seem nice. Want to share Netflix passwords (and, you know, date)?
96. Have you been to the doctor recently? I think you’re lacking some vitamin me.
97. You’re pretty, and I’m cute. Together we could be pretty cute!
98. Do you know what’s on the menu tonight? Me-n-U.
99. I’m not really this tall. I’m just sitting on my wallet.
100. I just became an organ donor so I could give you my heart.
Next, bookmark these Halloween pickup lines to use on your spooky sweetheart.