Clever Ice Breakers for Online Dating

Starting a conversation online can be intimidating. A simple ‘hello’ may get ignored, but a ‘you’re sexy I want to xyz’ can get you reported. You don’t want to come on too strong, just like you don’t want a weak opener.

When striking up a conversation with a stranger that you’ve only just matched with, you want to stand out and entice a reply. The first step to picking the perfect opening line is to read their profile. If they seem to have a sense of humor, open with a joke. If the profile lists some of their hobbies or interests, ask about those. But your first step should always be reading their profile.

The second step to a clever ice breaker is to actually send it. I find that I get nervous about the quality of my ice breaker and dwell on sending it for a while. Don’t be like me, just suck it up and send it! It’s probably a great opening line. No matter wether you are looking for a fuck in Dublin, another casual encounter in Ireland or a serious relationship. Icebreakers will do!

A great ice breaker compliments the receiver, elicits a reaction, or asks a question. Here are some ice breakers that I have found to be very effective.

Are you looking to hookup?

What is your spirit animal? [Their answer] Mine is whatever animal has sex with a [their answer]

If they mention they like a TV show, ask them if they’re coming over soon to watch it and make out.
Fuck, marry, kill. Me, hitler, me again.
I’m not wearing any panties and I have the socks to match!
If a fat guy grabs you and stuffs you in a bag, don’t freak out! I told Santa I wanted you for Christmas.

Or are looking for something deeper?

Pineapple of pizza, yes or no? Or really just any menial controversial topic like this. This line also sets you up to ask them out for pizza.
[Dating app/website] says we’re a match! Does this mean we’re exclusive now?
Life or death decision: [insert an option like cats or dogs, peanut butter or Nutella, etc]
How much does a fat penguin weigh? Enough to break the ice!
You seem like someone I’d like to get to know better, how about we talk about it over dinner?
These ice breakers are certain to get a response. Just make sure you’re using one that fits what you and they are looking for! You don’t want to piss someone off by sending something crude if they aren’t looking or something casual.