Sending that first message to a guy or girl on a dating app can be somewhat intimidating. No matter how much you pretend to be cool and not to care whether you’d get a reply or not, you cannot deny the pressure.

Sometimes, that initial message could mean everything particularly if exchanging messages with someone is a bit challenging for you.

It is common knowledge that when using online dating apps, it goes hand-in-hand with knowing how to reply to messages in a witty and original manner.

To make an impression, you sometimes need to deliver with full confidence a fun and catchy icebreaker. And once you start exchanging messages, it can only get easier.

And after a successful starter message and impressive introduction comes the joy of exploring first date ideas to level up your game. But first things first – what makes up a good starter message?

To make an impression online, it is important to learn how to use fun and clever icebreakers to initiate a conversation.

Here are some examples of fun and clever dating starter messages and introductions;

Clever Pick-Up Lines

“Let’s play a game – just the two of us. The winner dates the loser.”

“I’m going to have to ask you to delete your profile photo. You’re making the other girls here look bad.”

“I know you’re busy today but can you add me to your To-Do List?”

“Where have you been all my life?”

“Tell me, did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”

“I bet you could stop traffic with your killer smile.”

Vague Questions

“Hi. What’s would you choose; Coffee, tea, or ME?”

“Lights on or lights off?”

“Sweet, spicy or savory?”

“Paris, Hong Kong or Bahamas?”

“Muffins, croissant or chocolate cake?”

The Numbers Game

“Hi, says we have 98% compatibility which is high. Let’s find out why.”

“Hi, OkCupid says we have 40% compatibility which is very strange. I think we might just click if we get to know each other more.”

“Hey, there! I just found out that we’re 50% compatible. But I feel that you’re actually the missing 50% in my life.”

“It says here that we have only 20% compatibility rate and that makes our interests and personalities close to opposites. But opposites attract, right? Hi, I’m (state your name).”

A good introduction and starter message can initiate a conversation. If you’re able to make a good impression, one thing can lead to another.

Finding a Common Ground

“Hi (name), it says in your profile that you love extreme outdoor activities. Have you tried paragliding, ziplining and trekking?”

“Hi (name), it says in your profile that you’re fascinated with anything Asian. Is there a particular country in Asia that you’ve visited before or planning to visit?”

“Hi, I read in your profile that you’re a musician. I’m a music enthusiast myself. What’s your genre?”

“Finally, I found someone here who has the same passion as me.”

Use Flattery

“Your profile photo stands out the most.”

“I’m happy to find someone who loves poetry and literature. I guess not everyone here is as classy as you.”

“Your profile and photo tells me that you have sophisticated taste.”

“I can tell a lot about a person through his/her photo. I can sense that you’re smart and cool.”

If you want to achieve a good response rate on your online dating app, you have to learn how to break the ice by using fun introductions and conversation starters.

Your purpose is to trigger the interest of your prospect, get a conversations rolling and possibly score a date.