11 Online Daters Share The Funniest Pick-Up Lines They’ve Ever Heard

Illustrated by Norah Stone.
In an effort to avoid the generic trap of saying, "hey," plenty of online daters have turned to ~clever~ pickup lines as an opening message to their matches. The thinking seems to go that if a simple message isn't going to get them a date or a hookup, then a well-crafted pun or cheesy joke will do the trick. The problem is that most pickup lines are just dressed-up dad jokes — some are hilarious, some are cringeworthy, and most are both.
So we've scoured Reddit boards like r/BestTinderPickupLines and r/OkCupid to find the funniest, punniest, and most cringe-worthy lines people have heard (or used) on online dating apps. Use them at your own risk.
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