Hinge published a report Thursday on the best ways to start a conversation with your matches and improve your chances of getting a response.
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.
Well, not only does it make your date feel special, it also shows kindness and dependability: two of the top ten most attractive traits for both men and women.
You love nothing better than throwing a tennis ball for your beloved pug Rodney but find cats unnervingly haughty.
So say something about his class ring or the shoes he’s wearing.
Chances are, there’s a story there; and he’ll welcome the opportunity to share it.
If you really want to get the conversation flowing, focus instead on connecting to his heart by being vulnerable and authentic. Rather than asking him about his job or where he lives, ask him about a personal detail that opens the door to unusual conversation.