The top prewritten line was: Please confirm you're not one of those people who claps when the plane lands.
" actually worked just as well as the clever prewritten lines.
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.
But for one month, Hinge gave a random 22% of users the option to use a clever prewritten opening line in addition to writing their own messages. 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.
And if you make the explicit offer to buy us food, so much the better.“I like keeping it light, but also practical.
Ask me something random, like ‘Hawaiian or pepperoni?
San Francisco's top two lines are nostalgic (average of 68% higher likelihood of response): What movie scared you the most when you were little? Los Angeles's top two lines are about entertainment (average of 75% higher likelihood of response): Do you think Leo will ever get that Oscar?
“Hey.” Surprisingly, of all the dating app opening lines you can try, this one is thought by many to be an effective way of intriguing another humanoid enough to provoke a meeting.
Settle this once and for all: are they called fireflies or lightning bugs?
Yes, we all put up pictures that make us look attractive, but hopefully you’re looking to actually talk to me, as well. Steer clear of the pet names.” —Lauren, 28 You don't have to be a suck-up, but a simple compliment never goes out of style. If you combine a compliment about their physical appearance with one about their likes/interests, then you’ve got this in the bag.“My favorite opening line probably has to be a compliment.
Not a sexual one, but one that shows I caught their attention in some way.
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.