#47: Puppies or Ice Cream?

We've found the best opening lines for a dating app.

Helen Zaltzman has a way with words, which is why we're putting her to work solving one of the trickiest parts of online dating—composing your opening messages. Some lines can break the ice, while others just throw more ice into the void. We'll suggest a few ideas that just might work for you. Helen is the host of the The Allusionist podcast, and we especially adore her episode about online dating profiles.

Plus, Mandy Len Catron helps us become better matchmakers. She's the author of the book How to Fall in Love with Anyone.

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Live in Chicago Nov 2nd!
Join us for a live taping at Chicago Theater Works on Thursday, November 2nd, including an old-fashioned dating game with Chicago’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Our live show will be part of The Fest, curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival, a spectacular two-week lineup of live podcasts in Chicago this November, in venues across the city. Tickets here or at thefestchicago.com.

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