Because online dating is all the rage in Belgium – half of all Belgians are open to it – we investigated how to start the perfect online conversation. We’ve all heard the classic “Haven’t we met before?” It’s so cliche and downright futile. But which pick-up lines work like a charm and are bound to get you a first date? Here are the hits… and the misses.
Your pick-up line can really make or break your chances of getting a first date. So we decided to ask our users to see what exactly worked well for them. From the many replies, we extracted a Top 3 of successful pick-up lines, one for men and one for women.
Humour yes, typos no!
Dear men, the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. Or at least that’s what the number 1 pick-up line would lead us to believe.“I’m a great cook. What kind of food do you like?” Humour scores just as well, and helps you distinguish yourself from the competition. This is proven by the second most effective icebreaker: “Do you want me to hit you with a corny pick-up line or can we skip that?”. Number 3 also relies on humour to conquer hearts: “Sometimes I wonder why bad things happen to good people. For example, why have we never gone on a date?”.
Want some more tips, gentlemen? Make sure to give her a compliment. It’s irresistible! But only if you really mean it… women can easily tell. Watch out for typos too. There’s no bigger turn-off than a message filled with spelling and grammar mistakes. Don’t use too many abbreviations either, or you’ll give her the impression that you don’t want to put much effort into the chase.
Ladies, keep it simple
It’s no secret that most men are pretty uncomplicated. That’s why the basic rule for female online daters is: keep it simple! The most common pick-up line found for women on Twoo was a good old-fashioned “Hello, how are things?” It’s usually all it takes to get his attention. The third most effective pick-up line is “Hey there, you seem nice. What are you looking for on Twoo?” This shows us once again that simplicity is key.
Don’t forget to ask questions too. Let’s have a look at the second most popular pick-up line: “I have 7% battery remaining. I chose to message you. Did I choose wisely?” The secret to effective conversation? Don’t ask an easy yes-no question.
One last tip: look for interests you have in common. Scan his profile thoroughly and check whether you share hobbies. Men and their passion, you can’t go wrong!