Should you lead with a compliment? To find out, the dating site Plenty of Fish asked more than 1, people who had met their spouses online what their first message said. Your best bet: Mention something specific in her profile, like her Raiders T-shirt or your shared obsession with Game of Thrones. Nearly 20 percent of the women surveyed said their husbands used this trick.
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Skylar, this is a great question! Minimal profiles are the worst. But odds are in favor of 1 or 2. Online dating sites and apps like Tinder are about quick first impressions and starting conversations. In a cold call situation, most guys fail on both accounts.
Ah, Tinder: a digital, carpal-tunnel-inducing wonderland where true love, hookups, or even a bit of both can be found just swipes apart. Cheers for you if you're leaning more toward the hookup life and aren't afraid to admit it. A queen who owns their sexuality and remains unbothered in the face of hookup stigmas? Love to see it!
What's a better line: "How you doin' " or "How you doin'? Normally, on Hinge you're free to use whatever opening line you want — it shows you mutual friends and interests then gives you a blank canvas to write whatever you want. Hinge came up with over prewritten lines that ranged in tone from quirky "best discovery: Netflix or avocado? They then tracked which of those prewritten lines were most likely to get a reply, using the data to determine which lines worked best based on gender, location, and how fast you sent a message after getting a match.