15 Bumble Opening Lines to Start a Great Conversation and More

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  • Mischief
  • Jan 20, 2023

Bumble, like many other dating sites and apps, can be hard to navigate when you’re just getting started. Even something that seems as simple as having a conversation requires time and effort, as well as the ability to know how to get people engaged. It’s not a perfect art form, but everyone can do it in their own way if they’re willing to try.

If you’re tired of boring “hello” conversations and could care less how the weather is, there’s a better way. It starts by taking the time to learn your options and explore the different ways you can start conversations on Bumble and other dating apps. It’s not about finding the “perfect” line per se, but about finding the one that gets her (or his) attention.

Here are 15 bumble opening lines examples to get you started.

1. What’s on your vacation bucket list?

This is a great way to learn more about whether people like to travel and where they want to go. It also opens you up to all kinds of conversations about world destinations, attractions, cultures, etc.

2. I love the photo with your dog! Do you take him/her to the park?

You’re not the dog park police, but knowing that they go out to play in public could help you arrange a time to get together. It’s low-key and no pressure, unlike a first date, and allows you just to see if you both deliver what you seemed to offer online.

3. Do you have a favorite podcast that you learn from?

This one’s fairly self-explanatory. It helps you see what they like to learn about and what they listen to.

4. I’m also interested in [hobby] – have you tried XYZ?

This is a great way to compare your interests and show that you’ve been paying attention. Get right to the point—find out if she is as into whatever hobby it is as you are, or suggest that you get together to do it if it’s an active thing you can do together like running or even playing board games.

5. What’s the most interesting thing that’s happened to you this year?

You can learn a lot about people with this question. You’ll also hear some crazy stories, and these types of conversations are fun and light. You can even lead with your answer, or wait to let her have the spotlight if you’d rather.

6. How many times do you fill and abandon carts on Amazon in a week?

We’re all creatures of habit and tons of us have developed the habit of window shopping regularly, leaving abandoned carts scattered across every corner of the Internet. Plus, it’s a fun way to discuss the things you buy and your interests, as well as to create conversation in general.

7. What’s your preferred social media platform?

This is just a simple info question. It’s a way to make conversation. It also allows you to find out how people feel about social media if they have a strong opinion. If nothing else, it can tell you what kind of technology or communication they prefer, or offer another way for you to connect with them outside of Bumble.

8. What three words would you use to describe yourself?

This helps you learn about someone, and also helps you see what they think of themselves.

9. Looks like you keep pretty busy—what do you like to do with the little free time you have?

This shows that you’re considerate and not expecting an immediate response, but you’re still interested in the person and whatever they do.

10. GIFs can be a great opener, provided that the content is relevant and interesting to your recipient. Plus, it helps judge whether they’ve got a similar sense of humor.

We recommend sticking with G-rated GIFs at first just so that you’re not offending anyone, but if you feel like you’ve got a good one or the recipient welcomes more “adult” content, you could always take that route. Just make sure that you’re being funny and not creepy or crude.

11. It seems like we share the same TV interests—what shows are you binging right now?

This is another great way to create conversation and it can help you find some great new shows to watch. You might even decide to get together to watch shows with each other, so there are a lot of ways that you can go with this one.

12. What (besides looks) usually attracts you to someone? Mine are _____.

This helps you know what they’re looking for, as well as whether you can measure up in terms of what they want. It also allows you to let them know what you want, so everyone is on the same page.

13. If you could only use one form of communication forever, what would it be?

This is just fun and it helps you learn more about people. It’s also great to help you in the future when communicating with them outside of Bumble.

14. I’m terrible at starting conversations, so I picked this one up on the way. *hands you chat bubble*

This one is great because it’s fun and it still gets the discussion going even if you can’t come up with the cleverest line. It’s a clever line all its own.

15. I’m no good with “lines” and I don’t want to spook you with my dad jokes just yet, so I’ll start with hello. How are you?

This one sums it all up: you’re trying to think of something to say but you’re not quite sure where to go. You’re confident enough to say hello, but you know you should say more than hello. If nothing else, you’ve at least expressed your interest.

What You Say Matters

Bumble is a dating site that was designed to allow females to have the upper hand. This includes letting them decide when to message (or when not to). Therefore, you have to step up your game if you’re going to get her attention. If you use any of these conversation starters or even use them for inspiration to come up with your own, you’ll be on a much better path than if you try to slide into her messages with a simple “hello” or dreaded “what’s up.”