When it comes to sending the first message to a crush on a dating app, sending a flirty pickup line might actually be worth the risk. That's because your message might catch your crush's attention more than a casual "hey" would. I have done some of that hard work for you and came up with a list of flirty opening lines to send on dating apps. The trouble with dating is that it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle of multiple matches on multiple apps. There's no tried and true method of catching someone's eye on a dating app. You've just got to try out different tactics and see what works for you.
The good news is that making your first message more specific and personalized than, "hey," doesn't take too much effort! When in doubt, pay attention to your crush's profile and the details that you like about them. Just the other day I told some guy, "Oxford commas are sexy," and it actually worked. He asked me to get a drink! Though I do love a good Oxford comma, I wasn't just randomly saying that. I always prefer to make a joke based off a crush's profile, because it shows I have read it. People put time into their profiles and appreciate it when others actually read them. The guy I mentioned had listed Oxford commas as something he couldn't live without. So I went for it. And it ended up working out. Moral of the story is Oxford commas are great, and so is flirting. If you take a flirty risk — your crush might just flirt back.