” may seem like a harmless play-it-safe icebreaker, but Tinder’s own study into opening lines suggests you’re better off saying anything but.
The success of the generic opener was taken as a baseline in the study, and pretty much everything ranked above it.
The result showed the fairer sex is over 40 per cent more likely to respond to food-related questions like “What’s your favourite milkshake?
”Just be sure to avoid making any banana or aubergine gags, as anything that insinuated sexual activity saw a 14 per cent drop in chances.
View the top three below and check out the full list here.
We analyzed over 500,000 first contacts on our dating site, Ok Cupid.
As we all know, people normally like compliments, but when they’re used as pick-up lines, before you’ve even met in person, they inevitably feel…ew.
A lot of real-world dating advice tells men to be more confident, but apparently hemming and hawing a little works well online.
It could be that appearing unsure makes the writer seem more vulnerable and less threatening. But either way: men should be careful not to let the appearance of vulnerability become the appearance of sweaty desperation: , 23%)!
The findings were unanimous: easing in with an animation makes people 30 per cent more likely to respond, and will double the length of a conversation.“GIFs allow people to better say what they want to and express emotion, which is something that’s really difficult to do in text alone,” says Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen.
To get you started on your GIF odyssey, Tinder has even released the 20 most successful opening animations.