Internet dating has arguably been around since the early days of “chat rooms,” but when Tinder first hit our smartphones in 2012, there’s no question that it revolutionized the game.
From the swipe feature to the geolocational algorithm, the seminal app made online dating easier and more accessible than ever. These days, it’s almost strange to meet a couple (or throuple—hey, we don’t judge) that didn’t meet on Tinder— one of the many apps it’s spurred. But even if you were still, miraculously, managing to meet people out and about the old fashioned way, the new reality of social distancing has made digital dating tools even more essential if you’re looking for love (or, shall we say, companionship).
But even though swiping and chatting has been a thing for almost a decade, some people still haven’t quite gotten the hang of the most crucial part of Tindering: The opening line. Not only does it build the foundation for a good conversation, but it also serves as the hook to get noticed and actually get someone chatting. You’ve already matched, so the object of your dating desire saw something they liked—now it’s time to form the ever-important connection.