People 18-23, for example, value questions that are novel and surprising, like this: "Pain reliever personality: Advil, Tylenol, or complaining? According to the Hinge report, men and women differ when it comes to waiting for a match to send the first message.For instance, if you wait longer than 6 hours to message a man, the likelihood he'll respond drops by 25 percent. If you don't message a woman within the same time period, the chance she'll respond drops by only 5 percent.Because most of the emails are horribly written or the guy sending it has a lousy profile. Chances are you would select the purple cow simply because it’s the only one that stood out.
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.
Hinge published a report Thursday on the best ways to start a conversation with your matches and improve your chances of getting a response.
The report is the result of a month-long experiment, during which members of the Hinge team crafted over 100 different openers and let a small portion of its users access them.
She’ll get bored of reading the same nonsense over and over again.
She’ll be looking for her purple cow – that one email that stands out like a sore thumb. That one email that makes her say “I’ve got to get to know this guy”. You need to create an email that accomplishes the 3 golden rules of an online dating first email… I tell you what – if you respond back to this email with a time for me to contact you on IM, I’ll show you a guy that’s NOTHING like the other guys on this site.
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.
Most of the subject lines will read something like “26/m Boston” or “hey there sexy”.
Sure, she’ll probably open a few of those, but after a while, they all start sounding the same.
"That said, there are also openers that do far worse than 'Hey, what’s up.' ...