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What Hinge found out about the best opening messages can benefit daters everywhere, so keep it in mind next time you're on a swiping spree and later need to (actually) start messaging people.
Hinge found these conversation-starter trends in some top cities: San Francisco: “Peter Pan Syndrome”Conversation-starter: Youth or childhood nostalgia = 68 percent higher response rates in San Fran than in other cities. Boston: “No Nonsense”Conversation-starter: Straightforward or cynical = 59 percent higher response rates in Boston than in other cities.
” or some other generic line that probably gets copied and pasted to dozens of people at once. Hinge came out with results from having asked users, 8 million impressions' worth through in-app testing over one month, which opening lines they'd use.
But, when I go out of my way to send stuff other than “hey” or “how are you,” I often get a curt response that doesn’t really make me want to continue the conversation.