Valentine's Day is just around the corner -- and if you want to maintain the interest of a woman on Tinder, a funny chat-up line is the way to go, scientists have revealed. US researchers tested out various online chat-up lines on 237 young, heterosexual adults -- finding that humour was a better opening gambit than compliments. In fact, they found that men who used funny introductions were seen as more attractive to women, who rated them as more intelligent, kind and trustworthy. Even if some of the lines were a little cheesy, they found that women still responded to them better than bland, unimaginative greetings like'Hi, how are you?' Men, in contrast, were found to overwhelmingly base their evaluations of prospective dates on how attractive they found the woman's profile. The team noted that, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic closing bars and clubs around the world, singles have surged to apps like Tinder for their dating needs.
The thing about using a pop culture reference as a pick-up line is it only works if they actually get the reference. Reddit user DBREEZE223 posted a not-so-successful Tinder interaction he had recently with a girl named Nana. The hopeless romantic decided to try out a pick-up line that incorporated a play on his match's name, which is a classic Tinder move. Though it is kind of a clever way to try to win someone's heart, the result was not exactly what he was hoping for. At least something good has come of his misfortune.
The bisexual community has an inside joke that describes what it's like to date as a bi person: People think it means double the options or double the fun, but it really just means double the rejection. Self-deprecating jokes like this one are at the core of the Single People Club regardless of sexuality, but bisexual people do face extra roadblocks in the dating world. True: Online dating sucks for everyone. Horny jerks disguise themselves as relationship seekers, your DMs are constantly filled with bad pickup lines and overly-persistent creeps, and many times, the site's algorithm ignores the filters that you've set. But the fact that there are no dating sites that cater specifically to bi people means that they're frequently swiping on people who don't take bisexuality seriously.
If only talking to girls was as easy as talking to your virtual assistant service! Virtual assistants have become the new way to get answers to all your life questions like "Where can I order Chinese at 1 a.m.?" or "Which actress is in that new reboot?" Obviously, one of the most popular female-voiced assistants is Amazon Echo's Alexa, most probably to the hatred of all who share the same name. So when Reddit user JackFlash1397 matched with an Alexa on Tinder, he took it as an opportunity to try out a very 2017 pickup line. Of course, there's a chance she knew exactly where this was going and set him up for success.