We analyzed over 500,000 first contacts on our dating site, Ok Cupid.
Our program looked at keywords and phrases, how they affected reply rates, and what trends were statistically significant.
The published an article last year revealing that women who make the first move in online dating are often rewarded. ” prompt, I have a few (slightly) more creative ideas. There’s something about the hands that signal a cheerfulness, friendliness, and enthusiasm that words alone cannot.
This is the line I use about 90 percent of the time on apps. The waving hands are cute, friendly, and as one guy put it, “pretty adorable.”Truth be told, I wait until I’ve garnered a handful of matches and then copy/paste the message to all of them while being sure to change the name each time. ) The combination of nineties crush nostalgia and the flirtatious approachability of a wave make this GIF an easy intro.
When I heard the advert for Hello You on Heart I thought well, one more try maybe this one would be different.
After a couple of weeks this guy’s profile showed up.
Maybe people are afraid that you don’t remember them anymore or are for some reason scared you won’t return the hi back and would rather not risk the potential embarrassment, so consider saying hi first?So what makes this greeting stand out from your standard “What’s up? That’s right, I am guilty of sending the same thing to everyone all the time. Back in June, a few contributors and I wrote about how it really is possible to meet a nice guy on a dating app. The relationship didn’t last, but the line—like a particularly flattering top or my favorite eyeliner—has yet to fail me. (Great for those of you who are shy about reaching out first.) One guy responded after only a few minutes with, “The Kapowski.At the time, I happened to be dating a nice guy that I met (you guessed it) on an app. Diabolical.” Two others sent back a GIF of Zack Morris.I know many women still harbor a lot of anxiety when it comes to making the first move.In person, I get it—saying hi first is scary face-to-face. With Bumble, an app where women must initiate the conversation, you don’t have a choice, but I would make a case for doing it no matter what app or online dating site you’re using. While there’s safety in a cursory “How was your weekend?