Top TV Comics Help You to Break The Ice!


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Their picture catches your eye. You click through to their profile and everything checks out. Maybe you start planning your future dates with them. Maybe you can imagine the two of you happily cuddling up on the sofa to watch a movie on a Sunday evening. Okay, maybe not that far, but perhaps you find yourself wanting to send them a message and find out more.

But what do you say? Breaking the ice with a match can be one of the trickiest moments to get right. You want to make a good first impression, but you don’t want to come off boring or unoriginal. We asked our followers, some of our eHarmony couples and even a few comedians and Twitter personalities to see what their take is on the ultimate ice breaker.


You may know him as Murray, the mild mannered band manager from Flight of the Concordes, but Rhys Darby knows how to impress a date…



Named as one of the funniest people on Twitter by the Telegraph online, @BiscuitAhoy suggests opening with some, er, honesty:


Cricket-mad comedian Andy Zaltzman proves he’s an all-rounder off the field too:



Pippa Evans’ alter ego Loretta Maine inspires us with her first date outfit choices – sure to break the ice, as well as a few hearts…


Steve and Nicola

Steve and Nicola

Steve and Nicola, of Wolverhampton, met on eHarmony in March 2012. Steve broke the ice with this cheeky exchange…

Steve: “Maybe afterwards you could come back to mine for coffee?”

Nic: “Define coffee?”

Steve: “A satisfying blend determined by the quality of the grind.”


Gwen and Terry

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They have both admitted that they’re not great at emailing/typing so the guided communication process on eHarmony helped them a lot.

Terry messaged Gwen to begin with, and Gwen replied “Hi Tony”.

Terry said, “Hi, my name is Terry though”.

Gwen then replied, “Oh, sorry Trevor”.

Terry found this really funny and replied “My name is still Terry”.

Gwen replied: “Oh my gosh I am so, so sorry Trevor

and he replied, “That’s alright Gladis

They now laugh nonstop about it and have been together for one and a half years.

Jordan and Rich

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A different approach: Jordan wanted to test her match’s creativity and skipped the Guided Comm stages and sent to the matches that she liked the words “Tell me a story.” Most men didn’t reply, but Rich (her now husband) replied with a short fairytale for her about a misunderstood loner who turned into a local hero. She knew then she had to meet this guy.

What’s your ultimate ice breaker? Do you have any classic one liners you like to pull out to impress a match?

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