If you take nothing else away from the company's results, just know that pretty much anything you say to a new match is better than a simple "hey." To collect information on how Hinge's users respond (or don't respond) to opening lines, Hinge's data analysts and copywriters came up with 100 opening lines and then showed a selection of them to some of their users to see how they would respond.
Hinge says men are 98% more likely than women to respond to assertive, invitational messages, so ask him to get drinks or grab dinner.
If you don't message a guy within six hours, the likelihood he will respond drops by 25%. If you don't message her within six hours, the chance she'll respond drops by just 5%.
Online dating is great fun, but still instigates a maze of awkward messaging, sweaty palms and racing hearts as you start to talk to a potential date.
This can work because the wordplay shows a bit of wit and intelligence, but the obviousness of the wordplay is what gives it the characteristic groan when you hear it.
We’ve all heard them before, and to be honest, they usually don’t work.
Example: You can’t think of anything to say about their profile – maybe they were a bit lazy filling it in – but they’re so attractive you can’t just skip them by.
With this success, I realized I may have actually created a pick-up line that worked. Getting a groan is as good as a laugh if that’s what you are going for.
As researchers discovered, the moods we set in initial messages influence how we anticipate the rest of our interactions unfolding., the study uncovers that we should "keep the first missive short and sweet, be enthusiastic and don't keep an online paramour waiting." Immediate, eager responses aren't necessarily a turn-off and can help prevent the prevalent online dating "fade." Over-complimenting, however, can be one of the biggest deterrents to matches, as attraction is most potent when potential mates leave a little uncertainty, as , "One short, positive remark, directly addressing the person's character or photo, will do.
We routinely reject unrealistically positive views of ourselves, because this raises suspicion about the motives of the complimenter.", Rudder also found that the most responded-to first messages are only 40 to 60 characters long.
A 2015 survey conducted by Mic found that 9.4% of the 2,373 coupled 18-to-34-year-olds who participated met their partners online.
The hardest part of talking to someone you have finally matched with on dating apps like Hinge and Tinder is the dreaded opening line.