ATTENTION: In this article you won’t find any rehashed Tinder openers. Below I am listing secret openers used by some of the best players I know.
Read everything in in correct order so you don’t miss anything. If you do, I guarantee you more Tinder success than ever.
So, how in hell’s name do you start a Tinder conversation?
You have a match you really like, and you just don’t know what to say.
Or even worse: you DO say something… but you don’t get a reply.
There you are… powerless and frustrated.
If you’re ever:
- Unsure how to start a conversation
- Doubtful whether your opener is good
- Starting a conversation but don’t get a reply
- Getting “haha” as a text back or some other short and useless answer
- Clueless what to do after the opener
Then I have exceptionally good news for you, because today I am freeing you from all your worries.
You and I are going to be talking about openers.
Who doesn’t love openers and pickup lines? As the years go by, some even turn into classics that everyone knows.
Unfortunately, most of them are used so often that they don’t work anymore.
The element of surprise and the joke are gone. All they do now is prove that you couldn’t think of an original opener yourself.
This goes for all rehashed pickup lines.
But what I have for you today, is a g0ddamn treasure. A big box filled with gold.
Because my team and I at TextGod are always looking for the newest and very best methods, I asked some of the best players what openers they are currently using.
Their techniques and styles vary a lot, but are (almost) all ridiculously effective.
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To test these conversation starters objectively, I tested them all MYSELF. On my own profile.
And today you are getting the results and analysis straight from the TextGod Tinder lab.
The Ultimate Tinder Opener that ALWAYS works
All Tinder openers that follow, were tested on beautiful, fresh matches. This method gives every opener the same chance of being the winner.
(New matches react better than matches you’ve had for a while but didn’t contact yet)
I’m counting how many women react to the Tinder opener, and I’ll tell you the scores.
One important thing I can already reveal right now:
The opener that gets a good reaction EVERY TIME… That ALWAYS gets her to open up to you…
…is the opener you can find next to the lottery ticket that always makes you more money than it costs…
…Next to that one pill you take that makes your donger 6 inches longer, 3 inches thicker, and always ROCKHARD when it’s about to smash.
Sorry not sorry, bro.
The perfect icebreaker that always works, doesn’t exist.
Women are beautifully complex creatures.
But in the land of copy and paste openers, I am presenting you with the absolute kings of the moment.
Be careful though: every woman has her own humor (or lack thereof) and her own personality. One opener may work perfectly fine on Sarah, but gets you unmatched by Kim.
It’s up to you to choose an opener that matches your style and humor, and that seems fit for the specific match.
The best way to make sure your matches are AUTOMATICALLY your type, is by fine-tuning your profile.
You can read exactly how to do that in my Tinder Profile Tips article.
I reset my Tinder, had zero matches again, set up a new profile (the correct way), and then fired hundreds of openers towards my brand new red-hot matches.
The openers listed below are made up by coaches, assistant coaches, camera crew, IT staff, and other TextGod team members. Each with their own unique humor and character.
May the best Tinder opener win.
#1: “✨💫🌈💖h3llo n@m3💖🌈💫✨
A favorite within my group of wings. It’s a spin-off of the world’s most boring opener ever AKA the peasant-opener: the classic “hey”.
It’s just that this one’s 1000 times better.
The big issue with the “hey / hello / hi-openers” is that women already collected 666 of these in their inbox. Do you realize how BORED she has to be to react to something like this?
Furthermore, these openers show ZERO personality or humor.
Odds off getting a reply: 6/10
#2: hahah oh shit! not sure if you remember
This opener is straight up nasty. It’s pure clickbait.
The golden rule of annoying Facebook articles in it’s purest form: curiosity.
The reason this opener works so well, is because every woman wants to know what she has apparently forgotten.
You make it seem like you’ve met her before. Or that something has happened between the two of you already.
There’s a chance that it has happened and that she forgot about it.
So she’ll respond to your opener on Tinder just to be sure.
When she does text back, you have multiple options. But the most fun one might be to hit her up with a dry historical fact.
So how well do the evil clickbait powers work?
Odds of getting a reply: 9/10
#3: Hey <name>, you know what’s interesting about your pictures?
Oh btw, bro… >>CLICK HERE<< if you want to know which ONE word immediately makes women horny. (it’s not what you think)
Clickbait, clickbait, and again: clickbait.
Of course you want to know what word instantly makes her horny.
And of course she wants to know what’s interesting about her photos.
She probably has an idea what it could be, but she’s not 100% sure if you have the same opinion.
So if she wants a reply…
She has to text back.
On top of that, this opener starts off with her name.
This opener is very similar to the “not sure if you remember?” opener.
But it’s just a tad more personal. And thus more effective.
Odds of getting a reply: 10/10 (is this real life?)
PS: Want to know how to use this opener to it’s full potential? Including two follow-up texts? I made a video explaining exactly that. You can download it for free here.
#4: This is what I notice when I see your pictures. You have this kind of friendly vibe about you, you seem quite open. On the other hand I think you can be quite introverted and be a bit shy as well. In one of your photos I also noticed something funny
This opener brings a really personal message. It’s like you know her really well by just looking at her photos.
In the second example down below you can see how this woman is totally blown away by the info I saw in her photos.
Plot twist: I didn’t even look at her photos when I sent that.
The trick behind this?
Barnum Statements are remarks that seem super personal but are actually applicable to just about anyone.
And deadly effective.
Topped off with some curiosity-sauce: “in one picture I also noticed something funny”.
You’ll notice that many women will ask what the funny thing is that you noticed.
Odds of getting a reply: 9/10
#5: Yes I do enjoy getting my pooper licked, strange question to ask tho…
Did you reread it?
Yup, that’s really what it says.
This opener is polarizing as f#ck!
She doesn’t even know you yet and the first thing she reads is something (awkwardly) sexual.
The vocabulary is a bit memey by using “pooper” rather than “butt” or “ass”.
Then you act like she’s the weird one and not you, because “she is asking the question”.
Aaaaand then you send a second text where you tell her your message was meant for someone else.
Suddenly the cat is out of the bag: you’re also texting someone else and that person asked you if you like getting your booty licked. Uhm…
The “strength” of this opener is that it screams personality, humor, and an IDGAF-attitude.
Tinder matches that react to this will often have the same twisted sense of humor. And thus they’ll be more into you than others.
On a side note: I also got some instant unmatches using this opener. Polarizing it is indeed.
Odds of getting a text back: 6/10
#6: Hi, stalker :rainbow:
Short and… sweet?
A variation to the peasant-opener (hey/hi/hello) but just slightly more challenging.
By calling your match a stalker, you assume she’s been wanting you for ages.
Or that she’ll be blown away by you and will stalk you.
The rainbow emoji at the end makes things a bit fluffier and tells her not to take things to seriously. And it makes the whole thing a bit gayer.
This opener is:
Odds of getting a text back: 6/10
#7: When life gives you <name>, make lemonade :lemon:
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this opener.
It’s short, fresh, and a tad crazy.
But I don’t find it particularly powerful.
It’s a good example of an opener that depends on the strength of your profile.
If I make my profile a bit shittier, the results of this opener instantly dwindle.
When my profile is fine-tuned, this opener is a solid 7.
Chances of getting a reply: 7/10
#8: How many men can participate in a gang bang before it’s considered gay? Asking for a friend
Hahaha oh sh!t.
This opener focuses entirely on polarizing humor.
A very specific kind of humor.
The whole plot, of course, is that you want to be part of the gangbang but you pretend to be asking for a friend.
Honestly, this opener is perfect for in clubs or bars. Or any party that’s going wild.
On Tinder this opener gave me a couple instant-unmatches haha.
I personally find it funny. Women in NYC didn’t seem to find it funny.
It got a record amount of unmatches, and poor responses. This opener didn’t perform very well.
Odds of getting a reply: 5/10
#9: If I were a T-rex, I’d try to hold you in my little arms and then lay down and cry because I couldn’t resist the tasty smell of human and ate you.
Ok, what’s happening here is something special.
When someone introduced me to this opener I didn’t want to use it.
I didn’t believe it could be successful. The joke seems anticlimactic and also just boring and weird.
Not the good kind of weird but rather cringe-weird.
But the results speak for themselves. For the first time in history of mankind, I was wrong.
The T-Rex opener is funny in a weird way.
It comes from our marketing and IT guy whose motto is: “weird is a side effect of awesome”.
And here he proves his weirdness can be seductive, even online.
Odds of getting a reply? 9/10
#10: Hey HEY heyy, <name>!!
The person sending me this opener must have never read any of my articles.
You never start a Tinder conversation with a peasantry greeting.
NEVER do you start with hey, hi, hello, …
And I’ll tell you which culprit sent me this opener.
It was me.
Why did I add this opener to this experiment?
Well, to share two important lessons with you.
Firstly, to make it clear that little details matters if you want to be really good at Tinder. The difference between “Hey” and “hey HEY heyy, <name>!!” is H U G E.
She has over 9000 “heys” in her inbox.
This overly enthusiastic version? She’s never had that one. And that enthusiasm is its power.
Conversations are often stiff on Tinder, bro. I heard of a doctor the other day that was prescribing “reading Tinder messages” instead of sleeping pills (okay I might have made that up, but you get my point.)
That’s why someone opening with so much enthusiasm is refreshing.
I’m also writing the middle HEY in capital letters and the third heyy with an extra “y”. Just to make it look like I’m in an extra energetic mood and I typed really quickly without thinking.
In other words: you’re a dude who’s not taking Tinder too seriously. Some dude who just happily started a conversation.
At the end of the opener we’ve got her name and two exclamation marks. This way we make it slightly more personal and enthusiastic.
The second lessons I wanted to share, is that this opener makes it really clear how important a good profile is.
A profile that’s just half-half, will never be successful with a Tinder icebreaker like this one.
Why? Because it’ll make you look like a guy who’s TOO enthusiastic to match a woman like her. You’ll come across as needy.
A well crafted profile that shows tons of value, can pull off this opener. It’s refreshing that a cool dude shows enthusiasm for once.
Chances of getting a reply? 9/10
#11: <math”gif> + “me figuring out what my first message will be”
Ever thought about what your first message is going to be?
This opener plays with it.
And don’t be mistaken, chicks too want to open sometimes but don’t know what to say.
The gif choice here is perfect and pretty popular. Most people have seen this meme but they haven’t seen it on Tinder.
The strong side to this opener is that you’re mocking the whole “first message on Tinder” thing. Furthermore, you’re mocking those who try to hard to send a clever first opening line.
This opener uses:
Odds of getting a reply: 7/10
#12: <salt bae gif> + “This is me sending the perfect opener on Tinder”
Everyone knows the “Salt Bae” by now. An internet hype from a while ago.
The GIF showing the Turkish chef spread across the internet fast as f#ck because of his extravagant way of sprinkling salt over a steak.
(The conversation in the second screenshot went super personal super fast.)
In our case, it shows yourself, elegantly sprinkling your opener over her inbox.
Reactions vary but are usually girls finding it funny. Or other short messages that can start a Tinder conversation.
It got a reply 7 times out of 10, which was probably higher when Salt Bae was still super hyped.
Chances of getting a text back: 7/10
#13: You are grill??
I respecter grills a lot. If asshole come and he say “oh no grill is stupid and do nont deserve respeco” then i punch him in fange
Without a doubt the most unique opener in this article.
It’s a VERY unique kind of humor
Personally, I can’t read this without giggling each and every time. But that’s not the case for everyone. And that’s exactly the strength and weakness of this opener.
Polarizing to the bone. Tinder matches who react to this are usually solid.
If you’re not very familiar with this kind of meme culture: this is a rather small niche within the world of memes.
Poorly written on purpose and cringey text that makes you appear like the biggest nice guy on earth.
Niche humor. Hilarious to some. Not funny at all to others.
This opener is TOO specific for the masses and did an awful job.
Beware: When I scanned my matches and selected women with the type of profile that would probably embrace this wicked humor, the replies were solid…
…but for the rest of Tinder, this opener is better left unused.
Chances of getting a reply: 3/10 (good for the very lowest score of this experiment)
#14: “- faggot pickup line here – Bla bla bla. Tinder tinder tinder. Text some more. Say some funny shit. Make slightly sexual joke. Laugh more. Can I have your number now?”
The concept is this:
You’re laughing at the idea of Tinder and how repetitive conversations are.
It’s an attempt at skipping the whole conversation and going straight for the number.
So you can instantly seduce her over WhatsApp, which is always more personal than Tinder.
This version of the opener is just a bit more extreme than its predecessors.
With the choice to use words like “insert faggot pickup line here” you’re mocking guys that use bad Tinder pickup lines as openers.
And you’re telling your matches you’re not like them.
Do note: This opener lost part of it’s potential power by the locations that I used. All openers were tested in London, Melbourne, and NYC.
The word “faggot” was VERY unwelcome in NYC. (Neither do I advice or encourage you to use this word.)
Odds of getting a reply: 5/10 (which puts it at the bottom of the ranking)
#15: Sup dude.
Very dry, dude.
This opener uses a IDGAF attitude (I Don’t Give A Phuck)
You open very laid back. Like a Hawaiian surfer dude that has nothing on his schedule but catching some waves and maybe a powernap from his hammock.
You’re definitely not trying to be too cool. And you’re staying away from peasant openers.
This opener works well if your profile is SOLID. Your photos and ‘about me’ text give value and so it only makes sense you wouldn’t invest too much in your opener. Because cool dudes just don’t try to be cool.
Is your profile average of even shabby? Then you can forget about this type of opener.
A small but notable detail about this opener is that it addresses the other person as “dude”. A dude has a shlong (a donger, a lightsaber, or whatever you want to call it). And since you’re reading an article about seducing women, our openers are indeed intended for women.
Women without a lightsaber.
This make the opener a bit challenging.
Chances of getting a reply? 6/10
#16: Holy F, you’re close. Wait, I’m going to hang out of the window and mimic the mating call of a pregnant golden eagle. Can you hear me?
What do you do when her profile doesn’t give you much info to go with?
Just a few selfies and no Tinder bio?
Ell, you could always try this original opener that makes use of her location.
This opener obviously works best on people nearby.
But even if you’re not close, your matches won’t be eager to be the party-pooper.
I had high expectations for this opener.
And they got fulfilled.
Why does it work so well?
Because it looks and sounds like a pickup line BUT she has never heard it before. The element of surprise that is so crucial for pickup lines, is doing it’s job.
On top of that, it’s intriguing that you’re so close by.
Furthermore, it uses a deliciously absurd humor.
Odds of getting a text back: 7/10
#17: If there was a nuclear apocalypse where only Jessica Alba and I survived and we were tasked with repopulating the world I would kill myself rather than force myself to fornicate with her because I know that our offspring would look like leprosy stricken monstrosities compared to the potential ones that could be made by a heavenly blessed beauty like yourself, <name>.
As complete this article, I added a classic to the mix.
Not a Tinder classic but a bodybuilding classic.
The plot: exaggerating SO MUCH in your appreciation for her beauty that she has no choice but to laugh at it.
According to this opener, your match is a thousand times hotter than Jessica Alba. Offspring of Alba and you would look like leprosy stricken monstrosities compared to the ones made by your match and you.
In either case, this is polarizing opener number 69. Some girls will crack up, others will ignore your text. But I have to say most women cracked up.
Most girls will realize it’s a copy pasted line, but that doesn’t really matter too much, as she’s never seen it before.
(until I uploaded this article, that is why I keep my best lines locked away in my online courses)
Reactions to this opener were so juicy, that I’m going to share multiple with you:
Now who said that women aren’t funny?
Odds of getting a reply: 8/10
Now before you get to work:
This were 17 openers that my team and I have been toying around with
But there’s a couple things I want to tell you that are important.
First and foremost, I asked my guys for one or two openers that were successful for them.
Meanwhile the openers gave results varying from 3/10 to 10/10 on my profile. That’s a big difference.
Meanwhile, I know that even the 3/10 opener works wonder on the profile of the dude that sent it to me.
How is this possible?
Well, my dearest reader, I didn’t filter when sending these openers on Tinder. I used Tinder’s passport function to be located in a big city, and then proceeded to score hundreds of matches. When I wanted to test an opener, I just sent it to the first X women, without checking their style or humor.
By doing so, wacky openers like “you are grill?” were sent to very serious women, that then gladly ignored me.
The guy who made this opener up, usually matches the type of girls that react well to this kind of bullcrap. So his response rate is way higher. And his reactions are way more interesting.
My clickbait opener or my IT guy’s T-rex opener on the other hand, are warmly welcomed by the big masses.
But if the you are grill-bro would send the T-rex line to his matches, he’d get less interesting texts back than he does with his own uhm… ‘special’ humor.
How you get better
Nearly all openers in this article are made up by my coaches (aka the demi Gods) and me.
As said earlier, this often works better because it makes you more original and you avoid saying stuff she’s heard before.
I highly encourage you to make up and test some wacky stuff yourself.
That way you automatically show a bit of your personality.
Me myself, I’ve tested tons of openers to get to the point where I can instantly tell what works and what doesn’t.
It also trains your creative muscles, which in turn helps you during dates or in the club.
Do you have any openers that work well for you, or you just find funny? Dump them in the comments.
There, that was it for today. Go out there and have fun!
And let me know what works for you.
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