My first instinct was perhaps a little weird, but I'm glad I followed it.
Once my friend took my advice, she started getting way more messages. Here's the secret: Mention that you're a champion at Connect Four. After my friend included the tidbit about being awesome at Connect Four, she's gotten tons of messages from guys who jokingly insist they can beat her at the nostalgia-inducing game. It'll kick a guy's competitive drive into high gear, and he'll know you're playful—a big source of attraction.
We frequently get requests for help from Plenty of Fish (see our review on POF) and Match (our review on Match) members for advice on making their online dating profiles more appealing.
Typically, the alarm bells start clanging as soon as we see their profile taglines: 90% of these taglines are either typical (overused and boring) or slightly needy.
And I really do think that's it: Connect Four stirs up memories of a guy's younger days, when everything was carefree and he fancied himself to be the kind of gaming pro who was destined for greatness. Maybe you're into Scrabble, or creating Lego masterpieces, or being a boss at Pictionary.
It's just fun, and reading that you like it instantly makes guys suspect fun. Of course, you don't have to bring up Connect Four if you're not good at it, or hate it (although who has anything but the fondest memories of Connect Four? Whatever it is, let your gamer flag fly, then bask in the glory of new messages from awesome guys.
Traditionally, pick-up lines are seen as ineffective and juvenile — and in any other context, they are. Since Tinder has become the de facto standard for mobile hookups, pick-up lines are actually somewhat necessary.
After all, you need an icebreaker, but not just Enter the pick-up line.
You’re already “in” with her, so don’t be afraid to go all out. Some canned lines are good enough to stand on their own — and some so clever that it’d be a shame not to use them — but if you can come up with a line that matches the situation, you’ll set yourself apart.
Rather than presenting the other person a single line that they can either accept or reject wholesale, you might fair better if you get them actively engaged with a miniature guessing game and pull a plot twist on them at the end.
Too bad most of them are blowing a great opportunity to grab your attention, and make you want to dig deeper.
Let’s be realistic—most of us enter zip code and age parameters, and then narrow the criteria with a custom search for a word of interest, such as 'brewpub', 'warriordash', or 'camping' Then, as soon as humanely possible we get to the photos.
Here’s what search results look like on Millionaire Match: See how that headline is the first thing you see?