Thursday, 11 February 2016

News Day: Tinder Pick-Up Lines

So the other day I wrote the copy for a story that we were assigned for News Day. If you don't know what News Day is, it's basically a thing we do on my university course every Wednesday where we get given news stories and we have to produce them ready to be published that day.

On this particular day we got given the big Valentines story and our main angle was terrible pick-up lines. So for the video we went out and asked random students what the worst pick-up line they'd ever had on Tinder was, and for the copy we decided to take it a step further.

We decided to see what sort of pick-up line's we could get from Tinder users.

It was a really fun story and I'm pretty proud of the work I put into the copy so I thought I'd share it here. Enjoy!

"At the loneliest time of the year singles all over the UK are downloading dating apps in an attempt to find their perfect Valentine.

Tinder is buzzing at this time of year with eager singles all looking for love, and where there’s dating apps, there’s terrible pick-up lines. So today we decided to download the Tinder app ourselves to see what all the fuss is about, so here’s the best and worst messages we received from the men of Southampton.
We received some that were punny!
“I don’t want to be too cheesy but we would be grate together x”
“If you were a vegetable you would be a cute-cumber”
“Are you a fish? Because you’re quite a catch?”
“If you were a fruit, you’d be a fineapple ;)”
“We’re not socks, but I think we’d make a great pair”
Some that were cheesy!
Them: “Do you take sugar with your tea?
Us: “Nope!”
Them: “That’s because you’re sweet enough” – We’re definitely curious as to what this one would have said if we did take sugar!
Some that fell a little flat!
“Is your name *insert crude sexual innuendo*”
“Did you read Dr Seuss as a kid? Because green eggs and DAMN!”
Some that got right to the point!
“Movie in or movie out?”
“I’m going to lay it on the line straight away… do you want to come over and ****?”
And then there were some that just made no sense at all!
“Are you Vincent? Because I could use your Kompany” – We asked multiple people about this one, but no one seemed to be able to figure it out!
What do you think of these pick up lines? Would they work on you?"

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