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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?
Choose a dream job: puppy photographer or pizza critic?
However, women don't mind waiting — there's only a 5% drop in the chance she'll respond if you wait six hours. ) to respond to messages that were assertive in tone, and a straightforward invitation, like "drinks soon? "Women were 40% more likely to respond if the message somehow involved food. Choose: adult treehouse or the ability to talk to animals? C.'s top two lines — apparently anything cheese-related works on Washingtonians (average of 58% higher likelihood of response): Do you string your string cheese or bite it?
(best performing line) Another data point they examined was how long you should wait to message someone after you get a match. They found men are impatient: If you don't message within six hours of matching, the likelihood that he'll respond drops by 25%. You can only keep one: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, or John Oliver? (average of 45% higher likelihood of response): How was your 2004?
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.