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20 Bumble Opening Lines To Help You Make The First Move

A woman on her phone using one of these Bumble opening lines to start a conversation with a guy on the app.

If you’re at a loss for great Bumble opening lines, you’re not alone. Trying to be creative and knowing what to say isn’t always easy. We’ve moved far beyond “Hey there” and “How are you?” and a good opening line can really help jumpstart a conversation.

In order to get responses and make quality connections, you have to do more than send a one-word greeting. But once you know what to say, you’ll be chatting up a storm in no time. The next time you get a match, try one of these tried and true Bumble opening lines.

Bumble Opening Lines: 20 Ideas to Get You Started

Give a compliment

Whether we admit it or not, we all love a good ego stroke. If you pay someone a compliment, it’s likely they’ll respond in record time.

Try adapting these Bumble opening lines:

  1. I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this before, but you have extremely nice eyes.
  2. Those are some serious calf muscles you have there. What’s your secret?
  3. That dog is adorable. It’s almost as cute as you are.
  4. I really like your glasses.
  5. Hey, handsome! You have a great smile. What caused the grin?

Ask an intriguing question

Some of the best Bumble openers are questions. They tend to have a much higher response rate than a simple “Hey.” They’re immediately engaging and let the recipient be creative in their response. Plus, nobody can resist a great “Would you rather?” debate.

Try these Bumble opening lines:

  1. Do you think hot dogs are considered sandwiches?
  2. Would you rather be able to fly at half the speed of walking, or be able to fly as fast as a bird—but only backwards?
  3. What super power would you most like to have?
  4. What’s your favorite subreddit?
  5. What’s your best dog story?

Comment on something in their profile

There’s a reason you’re attracted to this person. What is it? Draw them in right off the bat by showing that you actually read their profile. Use your opening line to point out what you have in common and tell them why you’d be a great fit.

Try adapting these Bumble opening lines:

  1. I love skiing, especially in Beaver Creek. Where was that picture taken?
  2. I’m a big foodie, too. I just tried Misi in Williamsburg. Great pasta. Have you been?
  3. I love that you’re wearing a Beatles shirt in one of your pics. I always thought Please Please Me was an underrated album. Thoughts?
  4. I’m a big comedy fan, too. My favorite podcast is My Brother, My Brother and Me. What’s yours?
  5. Hey there, monkey suit. What was the special occasion?

Suggest meeting up

It’s simple, direct, and cuts right to the point. Isn’t that why we’re all here, anyway?

Try these Bumble opening lines:

  1. You seem great and I’d like to get to know you offline. Want to get together after work this week?
  2. My first impression is that we’d get along really well. Want to put it to the test on a date?
  3. It’s not safe for us to talk here. Siri and Alexa are listening. We should meet up so they don’t record our conversation.
  4. I’m much better in person than I am online. Want to go on a date this week?
  5. I like your profile and I think we have a lot in common. Want to meet up for a drink and see how we get along?

Most importantly, always keep the conversation moving. No one wants to have an awkward online date and, much like a one-word introduction, one-word responses will get you nowhere. So, add information and/or ask a question to keep the conversation flowing!

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