A lot of people talk about opening lines, whether by debating the best thing to say to get someone's attention or by taking screenshots of the most awkward ones.
The app, which raised a $12 million Series A round of funding last year, conducted a month-long study, analyzing data from its users.
"Every day, the Hinge team is asked if we know the secret to starting a great conversation that will actually lead somewhere," Karen Fein, Hinge's vice president of marketing, says. Since it's our mission to help users move beyond the swipe, to connect over something interesting and to ultimately meet up — we decided to find out." Here are some of Hinge's findings.
Women, on the other hand, are 40% more likely to respond to food-related opening lines.
Hinge says you should message men right away because their attention spans tend to be shorter.
The best way to get someone's attention, Hinge concludes, is by offering something other than a mundane "Hi" or "Hey, what's up?
" Try to be unique — without being gross, of course — and you'll get people's attention.
Whether you're making the first move on a dating app or hitting up a guy IRL, sometimes flirting is easier when you have a script to stick to. Success not guaranteed (though, at the very least, you've got a conversation going! Because I’ve never seen hardwood like that in real life.4. Are you my bank account after the direct deposit hits?
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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%.