In the same study, Hinge analysed the data to see whether the age of the recipient was a factor in what they would and wouldn’t respond to. For someone aged 18-23, a ‘novelty’ opener is best to ensure a response.“Your portrait is being painted – what’s the backdrop?As in all things in life, the first step is always the most important one.If you don’t get many responses, your opening lines probably are not any good and when you do get a response you blow it up, so pay attention. Unsurprisingly, the outcome between men and women was vastly different. Dating app Hinge recently conducted a study in which analysts sorted 100 of the most common opening lines and put them to the test. Also, some nominators seemed to think that The Beatles were acceptable. “One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces.” Pink Floyd, “One of These Days”. A lot of nominations for “Up the Junction” by Squeeze, but I took only one entry per songwriter, so no “Trudging slowly over wet sand / Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen” (Morrissey), and, not only was Chris Difford already in at no 3, but “Up the Junction” has already featured in Top 10 Songs Without A Chorus Top 10 Songs Whose Titles Are Only in the Final Words.
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Hinge came up with over 100 prewritten lines that ranged in tone from quirky ("best discovery: Netflix or avocado?
(this one improved your response likelihood by 31%)2.
All of these worked better than the standard "hey" or "hey, what's up" that is the baseline greeting most people use. Would you rather have weekly hiccups or never sneeze to completion ever again? What's the most awkward movie you've watched with your parents?
Breakfast preference: pancakes, waffles, or sleeping til lunch?