Internet dating one liners
The perfect opener needs to convince the other person that a) you're not a serial killer, and b) you're not a lying liar who lies.
Ideally it will also convey how smart, funny, charming, attractive and interesting you are. So it's no wonder that people often get stuck at the meet part of meet-cute. OKCupid and Match give you things in common with which to start a conversation.
Online dating is great fun, but still instigates a maze of awkward messaging, sweaty palms and racing hearts as you start to talk to a potential date.
First, what doesn't work: Only use the line "hey, what's up" if you're talking to a horse.
There are a lot of quirky one-liners that do get great responses, though.
The overall most-answered question, according to the app, turned out to be, "Two truths and a lie: Ready, set, go!
And the oldest group, those 35 and older, like to pretend they're younger with questions about pop culture, like, "Taylor Swift of Katy Perry? Clearly the formula for a successful pickup line is anything involving colons (the punctuation, not your bowels) and multiple-choice answers.
Although, my personal favorite lines followed none of these rules and weren't even a question: "Please confirm you are not one of those people who claps when the plane lands." Who wouldn't laugh out loud at that one (and then text back)?