Whenever the app matched those people with someone new, it sent them a prompt to use one of the conversation starters.The company then tracked what lines were sent most frequently and measured response rates to detect trends. With the online message, you don’t get the benefit of a shy smile or showing off the product of all that time in the gym.
The most successful openers, it turns out, are positive, thoughtful, creative and slightly personalized.
That's according to Hinge, a popular matchmaking service which connects users based on shared Facebook friends.
If you're really, really hoping to get a response from your match, a vague greeting won't get you stellar results.
As far as response rates go, “Hey” performs at average, while “Hey, what’s up” performs at 4 percent above average."We’re aiming to help users do better than average, and are thus showing examples of the types of things that do better than a generic opener," Karen Fein, Hinge’s vice president of marketing, told The Huffington Post.
Girls get hit up on online dating sites all of the time.
Most times, she’ll ignore you unless you look semi-datable in your profile picture or your description reads like a romance novel.
Here’s the deal with the messaging thing, a lot of people have their own theories on how it works, what works best, etc. Others try pick-up-artist “negging.” Some send ridiculously long messages about their background and their overall philosophy and what they’re currently doing with their lives.
Some guys think that it’s cool to copy and paste and throw out a message like bait in a lake full of carp. I’d like to say there’s no right or wrong way to message someone (everyone usually has something that works for them), but there is definitely a better way.
When it comes to sending messages many people freak out.
They want to say online dating sites give you profiles to work with.
Thus making an introduction easier and far less intimidating.