The 20 Best Bumble Openers to Send If You Don't Want to Be Left on Read

Gone are the days when you can send a casual "hey" or "what's up?" on a dating app and expect to receive a response. With tons of people on dating apps now, you have to find a way to stand out — and one of the easiest ways to do that is by sending a genuine Bumble opener that shows off your personality.

Though you may be inclined to wait for your matches to send the first message, if you're on Bumble, you may be forced to make the first move. But if you're not sure how to start the conversation or what could be considered a "good" Bumble opener worth replying to, that's where we come in.

We've curated a list of the best Bumble openers, whether you want something that's going to make your match laugh or get them talking about a passion of theirs. Feel free to tailor these to match your own personality or directly copy and paste into Bumble (we won't tell).

If none of these Bumble openers sound like you, though, you could always just respond to something in your match's profile, like asking where a hiking snapshot was taken or debating one of their answers to a profile prompt. Just remember that if you decide to come up with something on your own, the best thing you can do is ask your dating app match a question so they have something to respond to.

Behold, the best Bumble openers right this way. And once you've secured the first message, don't forget to make sure your Bumble bio is up to par, too.

Best Bumble Openers

  • What should we tell our kids when they ask us how we met?
  • What's your go-to appetizer, and when are we splitting it this weekend?
  • Besides matching with me, when's the last time you felt inspired to make someone's day?
  • OK, let's be real: Did you sell your soul to go to the Taylor Swift concert or the Beyoncé one?
  • Is your perfect Sunday more along the lines of working out and cleaning or is it by sleeping in and ordering brunch to-go?
  • What's a TikTok that lives rent free in your head?
  • Reveal your beige flag...

Funny Bumble Openers

  • Would you trade your pinky finger to have an unlimited supply of mozzarella sticks [or insert something they're interested in that's unique to their profile]?
  • When you say you want someone to love you unconditionally, does that mean the expectation is I let you have the last pizza slice? Just want to make sure we're on the same page here.
  • Who gave you the right to look that good in a hat? [or point out something they're wearing in their profile]
  • How can I be sure that you're the kind of person that will order me French fries even if I say I'm not hungry?
  • OK, help, what's something I can say to impress your mom when you decide I'm the love of your life?
  • I have to warn you that if we ever play ping-pong together, I may give you the ick when I have to chase down the ball. Any other icks I should be aware of?

Dirty Bumble Openers

  • You look like someone who would f*ck my life up in the best of ways, and I'm kind of into it.
  • So when do you plan on texting me "You Up?" I want to make sure I'm awake.
  • What's your favorite thing to eat in bed? You can't say ice cream.
  • Will you be more of a "let's cook breakfast" or "let's get brunch" type of person the morning after our date?
  • Should I ask you how your day's going or should we skip right to the good stuff?
  • Those hands of yours would look good on me, I think. What do you think?
  • When is the last time you were horny, and why was it after looking at my photos?