Hi, hello. If you, too, are single and struggling, you might be entitled to financial compensation. JK. But we can at least bond over our shared dating app trauma. HBO / Via giphy.com I recently moved to LA and was bright-eyed and naive in thinking that moving from one city on the East Coast (DC) to a larger city (LA) would mean a better dating pool. Paul McCartney / Via giphy.com
Spoiler: people can suck anywhere.
So, as my own form of therapy and to hopefully provide comfort to others who are struggling on dating apps, here's a ranking of the best and worst pickup lines I've received from boys on Tinder. 23. The overly intimate greeting: 22. The unintelligible opener: 21. The problematic one-liner: 20. Come again?
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Andria Moore 19. The "let's gets down to business":
Essentially, he's like "impress me." But no, YOU slid into MY DMs, you impress ME.
Andria Moore 18. The wanna be relatable type:
He's not wrong tho, it does get misspelled.
Andria Moore 17. I...
Love that he added a 'lil smile so I know not to be too alarmed by such a jarring question.
Andria Moore 16. Not quite sure what this means...
But I'm always down for yum.
Andria Moore 15. The flirty, but serious:
I should have started singing Saweetie back to him.
Andria Moore 14. The straight facts:
Not that I don't love being called gorgeous, but sometimes it comes on too strong and then I panic.
Andria Moore 13. The red flag: 12. The "I'm so quirky and random" opener:
Sometimes asking a cute question like this can work, and other times it just feels like a chore, because now I'm over thinking like damn, have I
ever laughed? Andria Moore 11. The conversationalist:
You haven't been on Tinder if you haven't had one really long text chain going back and forth with a dude you know in your heart you're never going to actually want to get drinks with.
Andria Moore 10. The straightforward conversationalist:
Not to be confused with the general conversationalist — this type is more into chatting about your personal hopes and dreams, as opposed to random small talk.
Andria Moore 9. The "tries to be sexy":
Really loving the juxtaposition between the dirty talk and the old-fashioned smiley face.
Andria Moore 8. The innocent fun:
Not bad, my dude, not bad.
Andria Moore 7. The serious romantic:
Don't be fooled — he's most likely just in it to bang, but at least you'll probably get a nice meal out of it first.
Andria Moore 6. The booty boi: 5. The type that forces you to engage:
What am I gonna do?
Not find out what he wants to be honest about? Andria Moore 4. The personality complimenter:
I'm personally a fan of these types of pickup lines, because it's a way to be complimented that shows the complimenter isn't necessarily just here for a quick hookup.
Andria Moore 3. The witty banter:
10/10. If you make me laugh in the pickup line and show that you took an interest in my life, you're for sure getting at least one date.
(P.S. Eugene Lee Yang was formerly of BuzzFeed "
Try Guys" fame.) Andria Moore 2. Just an excellent pickup line, tbh:
To which I responded, "I can be if you're ready to invest."
Andria Moore 1. And finally, the spot-on hype man:
This is an obvious winner. I actually blushed out loud when I read it.
Andria Moore What are some of the best or worst pickup lines you've received? Let me know in the comments below so we can all cry through our tears!