There’s no perfect pick up line to attract the bae of your dreams but there are a couple of guidelines you can follow to make sure you’re more than a bubble in someone’s DMs.

Get to know the person: recently ran a brilliant data-backed piece that outlines the pickup lines with the highest success rates.

Meaning, there really is a science to the pickup line, and much of the process is, get this, actually trying to get to know someone.

But at the very least you get to initiate the conversation you want to have, on your own terms.

It also means you don't have to deal with cringe messages like "I want you to sit on my face" *eyeroll emoji* It's still a two-way communication, so nailing that perfect opening line is – well, terrifying – but also crucial.

Courtship was an uneven playing field, but then along came Bumble.

Flipping heteronormative gender roles on their ass and getting you out of your comfort zone, Bumble makes it so you have to make the first move – no surprise then that it’s been dubbed the "feminist dating app." Usually, I prefer to let other people begin an awkward conversation for me, but in this case, you don’t have a choice. It takes a lot of willpower and confidence to put yourself out there knowing full well there’s a chance you’ll get rejected, or even worse, left underwhelmed.Women are taught to be passive and complacent especially when it comes to dating, but honestly, it’s 2017 and we don’t care to play hard to get anymore. But many women still harbor a lot of anxiety when it comes to making the first move, which is unfair on both genders, but understandable. With new dating apps like Bumble challenging dating stereotypes, women are initiating relationships more than ever.With females now exercising the power to start leading conversations, it's important to know which pickup lines are actually worth trying.Even though you may have the advantage, don’t get it twisted – you don’t have all the control.