In New York, dating is notoriously difficult, with seemingly endless app options all of which promote quantity over quality.They might promise to make finding love–or at least a hook up–really easy, but there are now apps that make it even easier.People who struggle with what to say when online dating can now download Dating Hacks, which insists you’ll “never send the wrong message that ruins your chance of getting a date ever again.” Basically, it’s an app with ready-made messages for clueless daters, promising “to start and maintain engaging conversations, get the phone number and setup dates.” While most hoped that pickup artist negs would disappear when the television show The Pickup Artist was cancelled in 2008, it’s alive on the app, with a section stocked with subtle put-downs.

I tried the Dating Hacks app using Bumble, lauded as feminist-friendly because women must make the first move by messaging a new connection before the match disappears after 24 hours.

Bumble, created by a former Tinder founder, has found success because its marketing campaign has attracted an elite crowd, but the thought of putting actual effort into app dating has always overwhelmed me.

Who has the time to scroll through multiple profiles and think of something clever to say? I immediately messaged each of my matches with the cheesy pickup lines labeled “openers” and started hearing back before I was done sending them.

There were specific options, “I’ve got a little spoon position available for hire, what would you rate your cuddling abilities at on a scale of 1-10?

” and strangely suggestive ones, “Does this mean I won’t be a virgin by the end of the week? ” and my personal favorite, “That’s a good intro line. But I always hear girls complaining about guys saying “Hey,” yet 80 percent of girl’s messages say just that.” While responses kept rolling in, the thought of seriously considering men who thought “Your body is 70% water and I’m thirsty,” or “I want you wrapped in my arms like a burrito.

” Suddenly, responses were pouring in, with each man attempting to one-up my pickup artistry or applauding my creativity. Be my baeritto,” were serious dating attempts was slightly creepy.

While the canned lines work wonders, there are sites devoted to men responding to any openers, including emo band Dashboard Confessional’s lyrics. For some conversations, I continued using the pickup lines, which always received responses, meaning these men were basically talking to a robot.

, Birthday, Not Interested, Stopped Responding, Questions and Romantic.

Nothing screams romance the way a pre-made pickup line does, right?