Tinder is a dating app where you don’t get matched with your soulmate, you get matched with whoever responds to your opening line.
A good Tinder opening line means more matches, which is why many Romeos and Juliets copy-paste their best one over and over, hoping someone takes the bait.
As a veteran user, I can generally tell when someone is copy-pasting because their Tinder opener is usually extremely long and doesn’t reference anything specific in my profile. This is a perfect example.
Twitter user @asapswivel shared a few screenshots of some Tinder conversations he’s had lately, in which he told an elaborate story about dropping all the limes in a grocery store. It ends with a pun about being bad at “pick up limes.” I dunno, some women like puns!
i’m deleting tinder pic.twitter.com/upWYRF91N8
— trenton (@asapswivel) August 27, 2019
He kept saying the same thing to girl after girl until a strange thing happened: they started saying the same thing back:
A girl named Angie replied, “Okay that was really good. I think you deserve my snap or phone number for that one.”
Then a girl named Niki said the exact same thing:
Astounded, he told Angie that he’d gotten the exact same response from another girl, because he couldn’t figure out what was happening:
She tipped him off with a YouTube clip linking to the meme “And They Were Roommates.” Because they are:
Then a little while later, Anton got a first message from a girl named Raegan. She wanted to know about these limes:
Is she the third roommate or has Anton jus become Tinder famous? His tweet has gone viral with almost 60,000 retweets. Guess people found it pretty relatable:
This girl matched w/ both me and my roommate & I hit her with her very own pickup line she used on him ? pic.twitter.com/JwIb9lURhk
— Marlon (@Mxramirez3) August 28, 2019
Definitely have had this exact same thing happen pic.twitter.com/0FNgzwcC5n
— Ⓜ️cChicken (@CodyMcChicken_) August 28, 2019
Annndd this is how I met your mothers
— Ahmad Fikri (@akieez) August 28, 2019
Lmfao too good ?? we still owe the ol girl a date hahaha
— AWOOT3N⚡️ (@austinwooten1) August 28, 2019
@DeanOconnell14 there’s me and those 2 mates that were in the car together a few years ago ???
— Ciaran Miley (@CiaranMiley) August 28, 2019
Folks, get it together and write an original Tinder opener! Though I guess there’s no need to when it works:
i did get both of the snaps
— trenton (@asapswivel) August 28, 2019
Damn. Taking limes and turning them into margaritas.