Dating — especially online dating or on dating apps — is difficult in itself, but when you add in factors like trying to be cheeky or cute to stand out, it becomes even more so. Even celebrities have documented having problems finding love and turn to apps to try their luck, such as Hilary Duff or Amy Schumer (although Rebel Wilson recently said you won’t find her online looking for love anytime soon). If you’re looking for an online ice-breaker (known IRL as a pickup line), @firstdateqs can certainly help you out. If you’re looking for something to truly get his or her attention, why not start with one of the below?


And if you’re looking for a certain type of person, these questions can help you screen for them:


A few more opening lines for the shy types could include some of the below:


Not single? No worries. Some of these are hilarious replacements for a “Would You Rather?” type game with your girlfriends.


Just be warned, some of the tweets are the things of #tindernightmares, but a lot could actually lead to some real success! And if all else fails, try this adult coloring book, Colour a Lover, for a little online dating in solitary, colorful bliss.

Tweet us @britandco and @firstdateq’s your best opening lines!