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.
In the same way that the best part of having a belly button ring is that you can take it out, the best part of online dating is taking it offline.
Okay, so that just may be one of the weirdest analogies that I've ever made but it's still true.
Why spend so much time creeping that hot girl's (or guy!
) page if you're not going to DO something about it?
But Hinge, a popular dating app that introduces users to friends of friends, says it has figured out the best lines to initiate conversation.
The app, which raised a million Series A round of funding last year, conducted a month-long study, analyzing data from its users.
Settle this once and for all: are they called fireflies or lightning bugs? Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for Buzz Feed News and is based in New York.
Hinge says you should message men right away because their attention spans tend to be shorter.
If you don't message a guy within six hours, the likelihood he will respond drops by 25%. If you don't message her within six hours, the chance she'll respond drops by just 5%.
" Keep it casual: In a 2009 analysis Ok Cupid performed on 50,000 first messages, the most responded-to greetings took a casual, even unusual tone.
While openings like "hi" typically got an opening rate of 27%, Ok Cupid's Christian Rudder writes, the "more informal standard greetings: how's it going, what's up and howdy" performed better.