Skip the Awkward Silences With These Tinder Date Drinking Games
Making the jump from dating app chatting to IRL interaction with someone you met through Tinder is not easy. Breaking the ice can be awkward, and you can’t be certain of real world chemistry. Our advice: Order a round, and let the alcohol do the work. Here are six ice breaker drinking games to play with your next Tinder date.
The Tyrion Lannister
Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister has become something of a drinking icon. If he’s not drinking, then he’s talking about drinking or trying to get others to drink with him. And then, of course, there’s the Imp’s “drinking game.”
The rules are simple: Make a statement about the other person’s past. If you’re right, that person drinks. If you’re wrong, you drink. Then, the other person tries to do the same. Keep in mind, Tyrion fancies himself “a great judge of character,” and if you’re not, you may find yourself emulating Tyrion during his not-so-finest moments.
Don’t Forget the Lyrics
There’s no guarantee you’ll be as charismatic as Don’t Forget the Lyrics host Wayne Brady, but the premise of his show makes for a great drinking game. When a new song comes on the bar’s playlist, each person has to sing the chorus (or riff it as best as possible) before the song itself reaches it. If someone fails, they drink. Not only is it fun, but the game will give you a good idea of your date’s musical tastes—and an out during awkward silences.
Never Have I Ever
You might want to be a drink or two deep for this one. The game requires players take turns stating something they’ve never done. If the other person has done it, you drink. If not, nobody drinks (remember, this is about breaking the ice—not getting shwasted). This drinking game is a great way to get to know someone you just met, all while boozilly soothing any first date jitters.
Two Truths and a Drink
If you think Never Have I Ever is a little too intense, try Two Truths and a Drink, a boozy riff on the classic Two Truths and a Lie that you might’ve played on the first day of class or during work retreats. Each person says two things about themselves that are true, along with one thing that’s a lie. If your lie is found out, you drink. If the other person fails to guess the lie correctly, they drink. It’s another great way to get to know someone under the comfortable influence of alcohol—without revealing quite as much as you might playing Never Have I Ever.
Marilyn Monroe famously said, “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” We won’t go quite as far, but if you do get a laugh, you might at least be in for a second date. For this game, go to the Notes app in your phone (or grab a trusty pen and paper) and craft a hilarious sentence. Pass your phone (or pad) to your date and see if they can keep a straight face. If they do, you drink. If they crack, then they have to drink. (Pro tip: When your date gives you their phone, punch your number in there with the contact info “[Your Name], greatest date ever.” You’re welcome.)
I’m Going to the Bar
Back in your grade school days, your teacher might’ve kept you out of trouble by playing a game called “I’m Going on a Picnic,” in which students would take turns saying “I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing _____.” Each time someone went, they would have to remember all the items that were previously said before adding one of their own. Turns out, this game works great on a first date too. But we suggest boozifying it by switching picnic to bar. Take turns rifling off classic cocktails (ex: I’m going to the bar, and I’m ordering a Mojito. I’m going to the bar and I’m ordering a Mojito and an Old Fashioned, etc.) The first person to mess up, drinks. The game is fun, and you both get to test each other’s cocktail knowledge on the sly, which is how we at Supercall make all of our dating decisions.