I used the same line with men on dating apps…here’s what they said.

If you’ve ever used apps like Tinder, Bumble or Happn, then you won’t be surprised when I tell you that the most common opening line from guys is a simple ‘Hey’. After 50 or so of these messages, it gets a bit monotonous.

After my last post, you’ll know I was left a little stung after an encounter with a man that thought he was the centre of the universe. So, a bottle of wine deep and 3 dating apps re-downloaded, we’re ready for a not-so-scientific experiment. If men can hit girls up with the same ‘Hey’ every time, I was going to beat them to it, and use my own opener, and I wanted to make it interesting.

I needed something that was interesting, original and showed off my personality. Eventually, after weighing up some options with a friend, we settled on the ideal intro…and it proved to be pretty successful.

Wanna hear it? Ok…are you ready?

“If you were a board game which would you be and why?”

It’s simple, yet effective. Everyone has played a board game at some point in their life and it paves the way to get creative and describe yourself through a series of cringe worthy metaphors.

I got swiping and the matches started to roll in. I frantically copied and pasted my pop quiz to unsuspecting participants.

Some took it very literally.

Pretty sure it’s also a game for pensioners
I’m gonna need a little bit more to go on here pal…

One man’s plans for world domination were revealed

A LOT of people said Monopoly

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Nope
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No
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This is getting boring now
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*le sigh*

This lad turned something potentially horrific into something almost cute

One man didn’t really get the question

Some told me about games I’d never even heard of

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One guy was clearly a serial cheater

Ok, so my response to this man seems harsh, but I promise he deserved it. He had one of those photos from Thailand on his GAP-YAH with a sedated tiger, so I instantly didn’t like him.

This guy clearly is really excited about catching mice

I got busted once:

One of these answers was much more sinister than the other

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wait, what?
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Congratulations Sir, you’ve won Tinder!

And this guy…well…no wonder he’s single

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On reflection, I really enjoyed reading over all the different responses from guys, it was really refreshing to take control of the situation, and nearly every guy I messaged had a response, so this line is clearly a winner. I guess my main point is; don’t settle on waiting for a boring ‘Hey’, be bold, be weird, and ask a question that’s really on your mind!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, if I was a board game…I’d be Ticket to Ride…for obvious reasons.

Hey?! Get your mind out of the gutter. It’s because I love trains.

xxx

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