We’ve all been there – your phone buzzes to let you know you’ve just matched with some dreamy single on Tinder, bringing a wave of excitement into your otherwise boring day only to be swiftly followed by the crushing paralysis that comes with over-analysing every sentence you type. Eventually, you either give in and go for something boring or choose something so totally cringe you can’t bear to look yourself in the mirror for at least a week.
Strangely, these approaches don’t have that much of a success rate. One man who might be able to help though, is Drake. Think about it – he’s always banging on about getting some lovin’ so unless he’s massively overegging it, he’s got to know a little something about the art of wooing.
But how can his tactics of honesty, raw emotion help you in your quest for love? Start your Tinder interactions with these Drizzy-penned lyrics and you’re bound to be getting lucky in no time.
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Flirty and fiery
For when you just can’t control your urges.
“You’re everything that I see, I want your hot love and emotion endlessly. I can’t get over you, you left your mark on me” (‘Hold On We’re Going Home’) – stand out from everyone else just trying to get their leg over with these statement of unwavering passion. The last bit is very bold considering you probably only saw your match’s photo for the first time 10 minutes ago.
“Whoever I be with, they got nothing on you” (‘Hate Sleeping Alone’) – let your potential new lover know they’re better than all the rest with this little gem. It’s not too committal, but also doesn’t scream “massive player, avoid”.
“When I see potential I just got to see it through. If you had a twin I would still choose you” (Drake’s verse in ‘Work’) – is there any higher compliment than saying you would still choose someone over someone else who is basically almost exactly the same as them? Probably not, and, let’s face it, it seems to have worked on Rihanna.
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Honesty is the best policy
For those who aren’t afraid to say how they really feel.
“Look, I don’t know how to talk to you. I don’t know how to ask if you’re okay” (‘Too Good’) – leave the second sentence off if you’re scared of being too needy, but admitting straight up that you don’t know what to say immediately excuses any awkward attempts at humour/compliments/sassiness later on in the conversation.
“These days it’s hard to meet women, feel like my love life is finished” (‘Girls Love Beyoncé’) – you’re really laying it all on the line with this one, but chances are your match will feel the same and you can bond over your lack of love together.
For the softies amongst us.
“You could have my heart or we could share it like the last slice” (‘Best I Ever Had’) – super cute and also hints that you’re not gonna hog the last bit of dinner all to yourself, which obviously immediately gives you any number of bonus points.
“We could stare up at the stars and put The Beatles on” (Drake’s verse on ‘Fucking Problems’) – suss out your match’s music taste with this swoonsome offer. If they say they don’t like The Beatles get the fuck out of there.
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For when you want to keep your cards close to your chest.
“May your neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you and heaven accept you” (‘Shot For Me’) – at first glances, it’s a bit weird, but look again and you’ll see this line is full of care and love and good. It might not work on everyone, but those who do follow it up are sure to be really, really nice.
Shut down the interrogators
For when someone else initiates the conversation with a million probing questions.
“Way too many questions, you must think I trust you. You searching for answers, I do not know nothing” (‘Jumpman’) – Maybe you’ve changed your mind about your match or not had the chance to respond to their first few questions yet so they’ve continued to bombard you in the hope of engaging you in some illuminating chat. Shut that shit down with one of Drake’s more paranoid lines. They’ll soon get the message.
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