12 Awful Tinder Chat Up Lines

Genuine examples of what not to say while internet dating

The more the stigma fades from internet dating, the more it seems to be a fraught affair for both the sexes. Men seem to be no better at it than they are at chatting someone up in a nightclub, while women are confronted with an endless stream of illiterate weirdos and perverts.

Take Tinder, easily the most openly-used internet dating tool in the world right now. Even if you manage to get your profile right, then find a match that doesn't make you hate yourself, the hard work is just begininng. What do you say to a complete stranger you can't even see?

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Sometimes, it's better to look at what not to do. A hilarious blog called Tinder Lines gathers up anonymous but geniune examples of (mostly male) opening gambits that make your toes curl. We've picked a few of our favourites, but there are many, many more on the site.