Normally, on Hinge you're free to use whatever opening line you want — it shows you mutual friends and interests then gives you a blank canvas to write whatever you want. But for one month, Hinge gave a random 22% of users the option to use a clever prewritten opening line in addition to writing their own messages. They then tracked which of those prewritten lines were most likely to get a reply, using the data to determine which lines worked best based on gender, location, and how fast you sent a message after getting a match. I find this hilarious, seeing as none of my girlfriends who are so gung-ho about this app would ever make the first move when we're actually talking to guys in real life. I already asked around to see how to make the first move IRL.
And how many times can I go to yoga/the closest Sweetgreen/the bar looking for love, before I should just buy some cats and go home to die alone? But one of the hotter dating apps out there right now is Hinge.
Well, the good news is that when it comes to searching for Mrs. Unlike Tinder, where you can link up with anyone in your vicinity, Hinge matches you only with ladies/fellas who are already friends with your Facebook friends, embracing the completely sound logic of: Oh, well, if we share a Facebook friend, to a real, live human, even if that human is miles away, reduced to the tiny glowing screen that is your phone.
These were actually WORSE than just saying "hey." Apparently nothing gets people out of the mood for love more than the term "cargo jorts." Of the top five most commonly selected lines (users were given three options per match), only two of those lines were high-performing. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
Settle this once and for all: are they called fireflies or lightning bugs? Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for Buzz Feed News and is based in New York.
We analyzed over 500,000 first contacts on our dating site, Ok Cupid.
Our program looked at keywords and phrases, how they affected reply rates, and what trends were statistically significant.
As I've said a million times before, I'm not huge on the whole dating app scene. So I asked girls for their tried-and-true first lines on Bumbles and got you some trusty go-tos to use from here on out. You could get this clever sex machine…Or this guy who knows how to do his research…You could get this guy who was looking to bust a little something more than a nut…Or this guy who has a logical explanation for everything…Or this Renaissance man who was concerned with a woman's right to say “no” even in a hypothetical game…Or this guy who was simply left speechless by your awesome line…You could find a guy who completely disregards your acknowledgement of his heritage…Or this guy who was offended but intrigued…Or this guy who knows how to return the compliment…
Now I want to know some foolproof ways to make some connections online.
In the same study, Hinge analysed the data to see whether the age of the recipient was a factor in what they would and wouldn’t respond to. For someone aged 18-23, a ‘novelty’ opener is best to ensure a response.