The awful but effective way to strike up a conversation on Tinder

Advice by a man named Bagel.

There are no good Tinder opening lines. The best you can do is keep the emoji count low, try not to embarrass yourself enough and hope for a response. This is not the case for 25-year-old Canadian Joe Bagel who believes he has the ultimate way to impress potential lovers.

The Lothario has gained success with women with an unusual opening gambit, writing an acrostic poem with their names.

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Who knew starting a conversation with the word chlamydia was the way to a woman's heart? Though admittedly her response"The fuck honestly haha"doesn't look like it resulted in a fairytale ending.


He told The Daily Mail,"I've been lucky. The more responses you get on Tinder, the more matches Tinder gives you. It's how their algorithm works, I guess."

So humble.

He's possibly done so well on the dating app as he's covered 70% of his face with his hand on his bio image.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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