These 19 Texts Prove Tinder Is Where Bad Pickup Lines Go To Die

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Ah, Tinder. To know it is to have a serious love/hate relationship with it. (Partly because that’s just about the only serious relationship you’re going to get into because of Tinder).

It calls itself a dating app – or at least a hookup app. But if the interwebs are to be believed,  in reality, Tinder is more like a graveyard. A digital graveyard where the world’s worst pickup lines go to die.

True, some of these people aren’t serious. (I mean, they can’t be… right???) And a clever opener is bound to get you more attention than a boring-as-hell ‘Sup?’ text.

But intentionally cheesy or otherwise, it’s hard to imagine that a line like “I wanna paint you green and spank you like a disobedient avocado” ever got anyone laid. It probably got a laugh, sure… but that guy definitely did not get laid.

Either way, there’s no denying one thing…

Whether they make you want to laugh, cry, or call the cops, these lines are 19 of the most spectacularly awful attempts at romance we’ve ever seen. 

1. Sounds like someone has heard of ‘negging’.
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2. Be careful what you wish for.
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3. ‘Baby, I’m a realist’.
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Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.