Dating for ice breakers are

The world of online dating can be a daunting prospect for even the most composed and confident person. From misleading profile pics to coming across absolute nutters - it's certainly not a place for the faint-hearted. Always laced with an element of excitement and mystery, online dating apps like Happn are now the main ways for us busy worker types to meet people.

While there are a myriad of questions, the biggest problem I find is how to open a conversation with someone you've never met. Do you try and be funny? Or do you try and show the person you've matched with that you're just nice and normal (and definitely not a sexual deviant looking for late-night booty)? I assure you it's not easy, delivering a good icebreaker takes skill and panache - whether you're a man or a woman.

Here are 18 brilliant Happn icebreakers that will have you laughing, cringing, and sometimes doing both at the same time...

1. The intricate approach

2. The grandiose approach

3. Sometimes you just have a feeling...

4. Sometimes they go down a treat

5. Smoooooooottttthhhhhh


6. Handle with caution

7. This one is garbage

8. Nothing like a bit of political humour to get things going

9. This lady nailed the response

10. Or you could just threaten to kidnap them...


11. The familiar approach works too

12. Everybody loves a bargain

13. Nobody can resist a good Harry Potter pun 

14. Or take a page out of Keats' book and woo them with poetry

15. This one is obviously a classic


16. I think this is meant to be

17. I'm not sure Andrew quite has the sexy chat up lines down just yet

18. Frankie says RELAX

So after seeing some brilliant (and not so brilliant) examples of the Happn icebreakers at work, do you think you can craft a classy opening line? While I've definitely taken some inspiration from these love-hunting hopefuls, I'm still not convinced you can beat a casual "Hey" or the always endearing, "If you were having a dinner party, and you could invite five famous people (alive or dead), who would you pick?" I mean, what woman in her right mind could resist a well-thought-out question like that? If words aren't your thing though, some people have been using music to communicate on Happn, and it seems to be working quite well.