Funny dating puns
After some pretty disastrous Tinder swiping, earlier this year we told how our unlucky-in-love Sun girl made a bold move with her dating strategy.Traditionally, pick-up lines are seen as ineffective and juvenile — and in any other context, they are. Since Tinder has become the de facto standard for mobile hookups, pick-up lines are actually somewhat necessary.Maybe saying hi at a party works just fine, but online daters aren’t so easily wooed.According to Ok Cupid, “Saying ‘Hey’ in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothing — this greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored.” That first exchange sets the tone for the rest of the relationship, so you should go beyond one-word openers and say something to give your date a laugh.“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.“This is very serious business,” the online dater warned in the message.
Double entendres have long been a staple of dating quips. Not as clever as the ones before, but straightforward mixed with unexpected can have pretty good results. Whether clever, funny, or downright serious, give us your best shot and try to swoon us with one line.
The above exchange is little more than asking for a phone number, but the execution is novel.
Another example of a straightforward phone number request masked with unexpected creativity. There’s a growing trend in Tinder that involves using the other person’s name in a punny way. We know that a lot of you who are reading this are creative in your own ways. Tell us all about them and why you found them effective (or not)!
Tickld has an example that only works on someone named Kassandra: “If you remove the D from your name, it’s an anagram for the word Arkansas,” a playful online dater wrote.
Kassandra answered that she’d never heard that one before.