"Every day, the Hinge team is asked if we know the secret to starting a great conversation that will actually lead somewhere," Karen Fein, Hinge's vice president of marketing, says. Since it's our mission to help users move beyond the swipe, to connect over something interesting and to ultimately meet up — we decided to find out." Here are some of Hinge's findings.If you take nothing else away from the company's results, just know that pretty much anything you say to a new match is better than a simple "hey." To collect information on how Hinge's users respond (or don't respond) to opening lines, Hinge's data analysts and copywriters came up with 100 opening lines and then showed a selection of them to some of their users to see how they would respond.Meanwhile, she probably hasn’t written a single interesting thing in her bio that you can use to break the ice! revealed that messages containing GIFs are 30% more likely to get a response, and the conversations last 2x longer. Pair a funny GIF with a message that ends with a question that makes it easy for her to respond.If your message fails to trigger some kind of pleasurable emotional response, your response rate will plummet. shows that talking about yourself is inherently pleasurable.The hardest part of talking to someone you have finally matched with on dating apps like Hinge and Tinder is the dreaded opening line.A lot of people talk about opening lines, whether by debating the best thing to say to get someone's attention or by taking screenshots of the most awkward ones.
The app, which raised a million Series A round of funding last year, conducted a month-long study, analyzing data from its users.Hinge says men are 98% more likely than women to respond to assertive, invitational messages, so ask him to get drinks or grab dinner.Women, on the other hand, are 40% more likely to respond to food-related opening lines.That’s why we’ve compiled the absolute best Tinder pick up lines that have proven themselves to work time and time again. But you know that already, and that all comes later.Of course, having good material is never a replacement for being good material: Be interested, and be interested in what they have to say. The first thing, of course, is to get someone’s attention in a way that communicates who you are and makes them interested in that person. Generally the guy I’m attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish.