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# Totes Awks
The awkward way people flirt on dating app Tinder
“I can’t help but stare.” Please don’t.

IT IS ALWAYS nerve-wracking the first time you talk to an attractive stranger.

Tinder is a new mobile app that allows users to meet singles nearby. It’s the equivalent to Hot or Not, but if both Tinder users find each other attractive, they’re allowed to start sending text messages. More than 35 million Tinder profiles have been rated on the app.

Whoever sends the first message to the attractive stranger needs to come up with something pretty creative to get a response.

We polled friends for their best and worst Tinder pick-up lines.

Here are the lines that either failed or succeeded spectacularly.

The awkward way people flirt on dating app Tinder
1 / 11
  • That's not your baby, right?

  • Clearly made for each other

  • Stealing questions from Obama's Reddit interview

  • Speaking of Obama... Really? Politics?

  • *cringe*

  • No reply

  • You can't take it back when a compliment goes wrong...

  • This might actually be a cat and a dog flirting

  • Get the name right

  • Try poetry. Hair/flair/stare. Excellent.

  • Prematurely dropping the 'L' word

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