Have Tinder/Hinge Success! 3 things that work to start a conversation

best ways to start a conversation

There’s a dating app called Hinge that’s like Tinder, but only matches you up with friends-of-friends on Facebook. And they just did a study to find out the best ways to start a conversation when you’re doing online dating.

Here are three results that are kind of interesting, even if you DON’T use dating apps.

1. Guys are 98% more likely to reply to ASSERTIVE messages. Women are 40% more likely to reply to FOOD-related things, like “What’s your favorite type of cake?”

2. Men are 25% LESS likely to respond if you wait more than six hours to message them after you’re matched up. But the response rate for women only drops by 5%.

3. People over 35 are more likely to respond to messages about pop culture . . . 29-to-34-year-olds like more personal messages . . . 24-to-28-year-olds respond more to lifestyle questions and things like, “What are your plans this weekend” . . . and 18-to-23-year-olds like weird questions that catch them off guard.

The survey also tested a bunch of pre-written icebreakers to see how well they’d do.

And asking the person to respond with “Two truths and a lie” had the best response rate.

It got 31% more replies than average.

(Bustle)

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