So I've recently gained a ton of confidence opening girls online but conversation always seems to fizzle out after the initial opener. I just don't know how to smoothly transition into a new topic and go for the number. Here's an example convo from POF that I'm currently stuck with...
Opening a girl that is dressed up as a pirate in one of her pictures...
Me: So you're a crafty teacher that loves cuddling. You really are the girl you take home to mom. My name's Corey but my pirate name is Cap'n Jelly Legs Jimbo...
Her: Woah I want a pirate name!!!
Me: Hmmm I'm not sure you're ready. You'll have to work your way through the ranks to captain.
For now you're Shakira the Periwinkle...but I'm willing to promote you if you prove yourself trustworthy.
Let's try a cheesy pirate joke. Why does it take so long for a pirate to learn the alphabet?
Her: Deal. Ummm they get stuck on Arrrrgh?
Me: Haha that's actually a great guess. Correct answer is because they spend years at C!
You've earned an upgrade. You are now Fancypants Shakira the Periwinkle.
Let's hear your cheesiest joke...
Her: How do you make a jellyfish laugh?
Me: I'm drawing a blank...
Her: ten tickles!
Me: Hahaha I underestimated you. Congrats on making the rank of First Mate (no pun intended haha)!
So tell me, what kind of pirate are you? The kind who pillages when needed or the kind that sails around with a cute little monkey going on adventures?
Something tells me your plans always include a cuddly animal...
Her: You missed the part about me liking taffy banana laffy taffy included! Most of my pirating is on land, painting the faces if preschoolers :P
Me: Ah so that answers that question then...Laffy taffy over saltwater taffy? Glad I'm not the only one that doesn't hate banana!
So you prepare the preschoolers for battle by giving them war paint. Is it mostly of the butterfly and tiger variety?
Her: I actually only eat banana laffy taffy.. and then i like to guess the flavors when i get salt water from special places as souvenirs!
Oh no no no, for Pirate Day only piratey things allowed! Ya know useful things like a Jolly Roger Flag, parrot, treasure, telescope, map, ship...
Me: Dang you take your pirate business seriously. I guess since I'm captain I better prepare myself for a mutiny. You and your preschoolers sound like a formidable bunch...
My dog and I will prepare for the worst. (Not gonna lie, I'm seriously contemplating making my dog an eye patch and pirate hat...this might be the greatest idea ever haha)
Her: They're my mons preschoolers. I usually just join for the important stuff :P
What kind of dog!?
Me: Gotcha. You get to handle important preschool business. Negotiate juice boxes and length of nap time. That's actually really cool of you though!
I've got the sweetest, most devious English bulldog ever. He's keeps it classy by wearing a bowtie but a little bad-assy by destroying stuffed animals...
Any pets for you?
Her: I meant my mom's preschoolers.
I'm teaching 1st grade this year!
Oh cute! I have a schnauzer poodle mix (pictured)
Me: Oh I was so close. My money was on you teaching 2nd grade! Guess now I know you're up to date with all your cootie shots
Nice! I had a schnauzer named Squeakers...what's his name?
Her: Hahs nice! Colbie
No idea how to respond...the conversation has died and I don't know how to get it going again...