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Slide into your crush's DMs with these funny pickup lines.

Slide Into Your Crush's DMs With These 15 Funny Pickup Lines

"My parents always said I should follow my dreams. That's why I started following you on Instagram."

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Lizzo may have no trouble getting people to slide into her DMs, but if you happen to not be a Grammy-nominated singer/rapper/flautist with confidence of steel, sending a direct message might be intimidating. What do you even say? There’s no one way to go about it, but my personal favorite route is humor. It’s a great way to acknowledge the awkwardness (and forwardness), break the ice, and show your crush that you’re able to laugh at yourself. There’s no shortage of funny DM pick-up lines, either. Seriously, you’ve got options. Whether you take a punny approach or go for a more classic, cheesy pick-up line, the (DM) world is your oyster.

DMing your crush — rather than hitting on them in person — definitely has its benefits, especially if you’re unsure about how they feel towards you. The stakes are lower over DM. If they leave you on read, no one will know but the two of you. And a funny message takes even more of the pressure out of your DM. If they don’t answer, it won’t be the end of the world. Maybe they just didn’t appreciate your humor – their loss. But, obviously, it would be better if they did write back. Your goal should be to send a message so great, they can't ignore it. And although there’s no way to ensure that they’ll take the bait, there are some ways to up your DM game. One thing you should remember before hitting send though: There's really nothing subtle about sliding into someone's DMs — after all, it is direct.

A DM is bold, and everyone knows the implications of that message, aka you’re interested. But not everyone knows how to send a DM that actually gets a response. So if you're in need of some inspiration for funny ways to slide into DMs, I've got suggestions that are sure to get their attention. And even if your current crush doesn’t reciprocate, these DMs don’t have an expiration date. The next time someone cute catches your eye on the ‘gram, you’ll already be ready with some of the best lines to slide into DMs (in my humble opinion).

Funny Conversation Starters
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  • "What's the most random DM you've ever gotten? (I'm really hoping it's not this one.)"
  • "What would you tell your parents if you started dating someone you met through a DM convo? Just curious."
  • "I'm taking a poll: Do you think asking someone out through a DM is creepy or bold? I'm leaning toward bold, but I want to know what you think."
  • "Hi there. I just started a new job giving unsolicited social media advice. My advice for you is to post more pictures of us together. Don't worry, I can help you with that."
  • [Sent in two different messages] "Hey! Sorry I accidentally tagged you in my last pic. I meant to tag my friend, whose name is similar to yours." "Was that convincing or can you tell I'm just looking for an excuse to talk to you?"
Punny Messages
  • "This is probably pretty bold of me, but you know what they say: carpe DM."
  • "I've been thinking about you from a.m. to p.m., so I figured it's time to send you a DM."
  • "What do first base and your inbox have in common? I'm terrible at sliding into both of them, but I'm still going to give it a try."
  • "I'm just going to be direct: I'm trying to send you a message."
  • "Oh no! You've caused me to slip and slide into your DMs!"
Cheesy Pick-Up Lines
  • "Is your name Google? Because you've got everything I'm searching for."
  • "Are you an angle that's less than 90 degrees? Because you're acute-y."
  • "Are you a loan? Because you definitely have my interest."
  • "Are you my wisdom teeth? Because I have a feeling that I should take you out as soon as possible."
  • "My parents always said I should follow my dreams. That's why I started following you on Instagram."

Your crush will ignore 100% of the DMs you don't send, so go on and take your chances —what do you have to lose?