Some say that first impressions are the only impression. They’ll always be remembered. It’s important to smile, wear deodorant and be polite. Except, of course, in the anything-goes world of Grindr.

I’m always amazed at the display of bravery/audacity on Grindr when someone messages me with not a universal greeting of “hello,” but an opening line that is a little less conventional. Check out the real-life openers in the screen captures gallery below, along with my commentary.

Former Atlantan Totally Tyler is a Manhattan-based blogger and the author of “Your Boyfriend and Other Guys I’ve Kissed: The Tails of Totally Tyler.” Watch our video interview with him, and check out more of his creepy and funny Grindr finds.

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