At least that’s the wisdom gleaned from a recent study on the most successful opening lines on dating apps.More from The Daily Dot: “The global struggle to prevent cyberwar”Predictably, “Hey, what’s up?But in order to further set you up for romantic success, Hinge conducted a study of the most successful pick-up lines. For instance:"Do you string your string cheese or bite it? " It's clever, it doesn't take much effort on the part of the person answering, and, best of all, it tells you everything you need to know about them. They are careful and pay attention to detail, but are never in a rush, happy to relish the present, knowing that though each moment feels infinite, life is short. And how many times can I go to yoga/the closest Sweetgreen/the bar looking for love, before I should just buy some cats and go home to die alone? But one of the hotter dating apps out there right now is Hinge.Well, the good news is that when it comes to searching for Mrs. Unlike Tinder, where you can link up with anyone in your vicinity, Hinge matches you only with ladies/fellas who are already friends with your Facebook friends, embracing the completely sound logic of: Oh, well, if we share a Facebook friend, to a real, live human, even if that human is miles away, reduced to the tiny glowing screen that is your phone. There are so many different strategies used by men to meet women online. One of the most common mistakes men make is signing up for a mediocre online dating site.You won’t find out about them until you’ve already signed up and paid the membership fees.
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"Every day, the Hinge team is asked if we know the secret to starting a great conversation that will actually lead somewhere," Karen Fein, Hinge's vice president of marketing, says. Since it's our mission to help users move beyond the swipe, to connect over something interesting and to ultimately meet up — we decided to find out." Here are some of Hinge's findings.
If you take nothing else away from the company's results, just know that pretty much anything you say to a new match is better than a simple "hey." To collect information on how Hinge's users respond (or don't respond) to opening lines, Hinge's data analysts and copywriters came up with 100 opening lines and then showed a selection of them to some of their users to see how they would respond.
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.