” may seem like a harmless play-it-safe icebreaker, but Tinder’s own study into opening lines suggests you’re better off saying anything but.
The success of the generic opener was taken as a baseline in the study, and pretty much everything ranked above it.
View the top three below and check out the full list here.
For many guys, checking Tinder is a frustrating experience.
The findings were unanimous: easing in with an animation makes people 30 per cent more likely to respond, and will double the length of a conversation.“GIFs allow people to better say what they want to and express emotion, which is something that’s really difficult to do in text alone,” says Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen.
To get you started on your GIF odyssey, Tinder has even released the 20 most successful opening animations.
One of the most popular opening lines involved asking the other person how they liked to spend a Sunday (which helpfully provides a pretty easy segue into asking them out on a date).
Asking a 29-34-year-old about themselves proved most successful, with the standout response going to “Two truths and one lie – go.”As for those aged 35 and above, pop culture references work best – the aim is to verify you are at least able to hold a conversation about the same things.“Hey, what’s up?