Puns make good icebreakers because they’re witty and just a little bit silly. As a general rule, sexual language and references in a first message are no-nos.
Sure, making a pun is on the cheesy side, but so is pizza. Zoosk suggests something simple like: “What did the fish say when he swam into a wall? ” I personally enjoyed this gem of an opener courtesy of College Humor: “I just saw the best upsexy.” The other person can’t help but reply, “What’s upsexy? You could end up alienating your date before you can send a second message. Your message doesn’t have to be the most wonderfully worded introduction ever.
He seems fairly proud of his run-in with the cop, and it’s bold of him to tell such an incriminating story right off the bat. And hey, some girls are into bad boys who live on the edge, risking life and limb for their lady loves.
Dream3vil certainly makes an impression in his first message, and he even throws in a directive from a police officer to make it harder to refuse.
The dating site offers examples like, “Would you rather always find a parking space or always find your missing keys?
” or “Would you rather be invisible or be immortal? You could ask, “Would you rather have a puppy-sized elephant or an elephant-size puppy for a pet?
“I showed him your picture and explained what Ok Cupid was,” the online dater wrote.
“He let me off with a warning and said I better get your number.” Clearly, this guy is a smooth talker.
One anonymous conversation on Tickld shows that you don’t have to get too fancy to get a girl’s attention.
“So I’m writing a book right now,” the online dater wrote.
But it pays to show you’re not simply copy and pasting a message to everyone online. Online Dating Advice came up with some hilarious and unique messages to catch someone’s attention — including one claiming the person is too attractive for the dating site.
“I deeply regret that it is my unfortunate duty to bring it to your attention that you are above and beyond our maximum standards for looks,” the example message reads.
“Your account will be CLOSED unless you reply to this message with your name, phone number, your favorite flower, how many Cheetos you can fit in your mouth at once (just curious), and if you prefer Chinese or Italian cuisine.” The messenger playfully asked for a phone number, implied plans for a date, and showed creativity with a unique format for a side-splitting message.