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People On Tinder Are Using An Obi-Wan Kenobi Line To Break The Ice

Amelia Ward

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People On Tinder Are Using An Obi-Wan Kenobi Line To Break The Ice

You may think the Force is strong with you, but how are other Jedi meant to recognise this when looking for love online?

Actually, the answer could be more straightforward than you think. It seems some Star Wars-minded Tinder users have been sending an Obi-Wan Kenobi line as an ice-breaker, to see if their matches recognise it and respond accordingly - therefore meaning they have found 'the one'.

The unusual pulling method basically involves saying 'hello there' as a greeting, like Obi-Wan - played by Ewan McGregor - does in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Lucasfilm

The scene sees Obi-Wan surprising the film's antagonists by sneaking up behind them from above, then dropping to the ground and uttering the phrase.

In response, the sinister General Grievous says: "General Kenobi."

You know, just like you'd be expected to do if you were greeted with the phrase by a Tinder match.

OK, you're only likely to know this if you're a fan of the franchise, which is presumably the entire point - Star Wars fans wanna match with Star Wars fans, after all. So basically, it's just another means of sorting the matches who know how to use the Force from those who don't, in a kind of compatibility vetting process.

But don't just take my word for it. The good people of Twitter have already detailed their experiences:

McGregor, who actually turns 50 today - happy birthday, General Kenobi - has said he would love it if his upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ was titled Hello There.

Having last appeared in the franchise in 2005 - in Revenge of the Sith, funnily enough - he's set to reprise his role as the Jedi and is looking forward to filming, revealing that he reckons he's going to 'enjoy it much more' than the first time he picked up a lightsaber for the prequel trilogy.

The new Disney+ series is called simply Obi-Wan Kenobi, but Ewan said his first choice would be Hello There - wonder if he's aware of its newer usage on Tinder?

He told ACE Universe: "That would be fun. That would get my vote. But we'll see, I don't know yet what it's going to be called."

He first played Obi-Wan back in 1999 in The Phantom Menace and signed on for two sequels, Attack of the Clones in 2002 and the aforementioned Revenge of the Sith.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm

Topics: Star Wars, TV and Film

Amelia Ward
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