What if famous paintings had Tinder?

Cody Nailor

PR Associate

Many of the artists of old had rather storied love lives, and now it’s your turn to imagine the lives their subjects might have led. For each of these 5 paintings, select what you think they would have sent as their opening line on Tinder, Grindr, Bumble or the like and then compare your votes with your friends!

The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer

What would The Astronomer’s opening line be on Tinder?

Your eyes are blue, like the ocean. And baby, I’m lost at sea.
Your daddy must be a drug dealer, cuz you’re dope.
Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you everyone else disappears.
Baby, you make palms sweaty, knees weak, arms spaghetti.




A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet

What would Folies Bergère’s opening line be on Tinder?

Was your father a thief? ‘Cause someone stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.
What are you doing for the rest of your life? Because I want to spend it with you.
What time do you have to be back in heaven?
You know, Dr. Phil says I’m afraid of commitment…Want to help prove him wrong?




Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci

What would Lady Ermine’s opening lines be on Tinder?

There is something wrong with my cell phone. It doesn’t have your number in it.
Someone should call the police, because you just stole my heart!
My love for you is like dividing by zero – it cannot be defined.
Looks like you dropped something; my jaw!




Portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent

What would Madame X’s opening line be on Tinder?

If you were a laser you would be set on stunning.
Me without you is like a nerd without braces, A shoe without laces, aSentenceWithoutSpaces.
Let me tie your shoes, cause I dont want you falling for anyone else.
I’m no photographer, but I can picture us together.

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Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 by James McNeil Whistler

What would Whistler’s Mother’s opening line be on Tinder?

If you were a steak, you would be well done.
If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put ‘U’ and ‘I’ together.
If beauty were time, you’d be eternity.
I was wondering if you had an extra heart mine seems to have been stolen.

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