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14 Very Important Tinder Tips Every Guy Needs To Know

TL;DR: Do better, dudes...

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1. Opening lines should be be engaging and non-threatening. So, like, not this:

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2. Or this:

Here's a novel idea: try something along the lines of "Hey!" or "How are you doing today?" before you jump to "let's hook up."
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Here's a novel idea: try something along the lines of "Hey!" or "How are you doing today?" before you jump to "let's hook up."

3. Seriously, it's never a bad idea to just ask how she's doing — unless you're only "asking" how she's doing to make a dumb sex joke.

Just stick to the standard "out of 10" scale, guys. C'mon.
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Just stick to the standard "out of 10" scale, guys. C'mon.

4. Remember: Tinder messaging is a low-stakes interaction, so you shouldn't spend too much time worrying about crafting the perfect opener! That said, you should worry about being gross.

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5. Be the best version of yourself! You know, the version of yourself that doesn't open with gross shit like this:

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6. Pro tip: Talk about your interests! But just not like this:

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7. Being direct is almost always a good idea! Unless being direct involves the phrase "all I want from this is to get nudes of you."

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8. If you get to the place where you both want to meet up, pick a place where you feel comfortable! But that place should also be a place where your date can feel comfortable too. So, like, not your bed:

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9. If meeting someone you met online makes you nervous, try to arrange a group date! Just remember that threesomes ≠ group dates.

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10. Struggling to come up with things to talk about? Just remember that talking to someone on Tinder is not really that different from talking to them in person... which means, like, don't do this:

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11. Or this:

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12. Or this:

Unsure if you should send a message? Try the "Am I Coming Off Like A Serial Killer?" test. It involves asking yourself "Am I coming off like a serial killer?" every time you type a sentence. If you answer "yes," don't send the message!
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Unsure if you should send a message? Try the "Am I Coming Off Like A Serial Killer?" test. It involves asking yourself "Am I coming off like a serial killer?" every time you type a sentence. If you answer "yes," don't send the message!

13. And this? Absolutely not! Like, Jesus Christ, were you raised by wolves?

Horny, gross wolves.
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Horny, gross wolves.

14. And, finally, last but not least: always remember to spell check!

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