Dating app Zoosk created a data-backed infographic on writing good messages that suggests users use flirty words like “crush” and “trouble”. While it’s wise to not go overboard at first, there’s nothing wrong with showing that a someone has an effect on you. Try this: 18. I’m still single, in case you were wondering. You? 9. Tailor your messages to gender.
What's a better line: "How you doin'" or "How you doin'?" The dating app (it's like Tinder but based more on your Facebook friend group) did some experimenting to find out what kinds of opening messages work best once you've been matched with someone.
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. Hinge came up with over 100 prewritten lines that ranged in tone from quirky ("best discovery: Netflix or avocado?") to straightforward ("Drinks soon?).
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.
Here's what they found out. The five best opening lines: 1. Two truths and a lie; ready. set. go! (this one improved your response likelihood by 31%) 2. Sunday priorities: exercise, sleep, or aggressive mimosas? 3. Better discovery: Netflix or avocados?
4. Katy Perry or Taylor Swift? 5. Breakfast preference: pancakes, waffles, or sleeping til lunch? All of these worked better than the standard "hey" or "hey, what's up" that is the baseline greeting most people use.
The five worst-performing lines: 1. Would you rather have weekly hiccups or never sneeze to completion ever again? (38% less likely to get a response, eep) 2. What's the most awkward movie you've watched with your parents? 3. Worst piece of advice you ever received? 4. Jorts... or cargo jorts? 5. Settle this once and for all: are they called fireflies or lightning bugs?
These were actually WORSE than just saying "hey." Apparently nothing gets people out of the mood for love more than the term "cargo jorts." People were not particularly good at predicting what opening lines work best. Of the top five most commonly selected lines (users were given three options per match), only two of those lines were high-performing. Here were the most frequently used lines: 1. Hi! How are you? 2. Describe yourself in 3 emojis.
3. Sunday priorities: exercise, sleep, or aggressive mimosas? (good performing line) 4. How's your week going? 5. Two truths and a lie: ready, set, go! (best performing line) Timing matters, too. Another data point they examined was how long you should wait to message someone after you get a match. They found it varies for men and women. They found men are impatient: If you don't message within six hours of matching, the likelihood that he'll respond drops by 25%.
However, women don't mind waiting — there's only a 5% drop in the chance she'll respond if you wait six hours. Men and women respond to different types of lines (duh). Men were most likely (98% more likely than usual!) to respond to messages that were assertive in tone, and a straightforward invitation, like "drinks soon?" or "free this week?" Women were 40% more likely to respond if the message somehow involved food.
The lines "chocolate, red velvet, or funfetti?" and "best discovery: Netflix or avocados?" worked best. The types of lines that work best vary by city: San Francisco's top two lines are nostalgic (average of 68% higher likelihood of response): What movie scared you the most when you were little? What the first CD you ever bought yourself? Los Angeles's top two lines are about entertainment (average of 75% higher likelihood of response): Do you think Leo will ever get that Oscar?
You can only keep one: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, or John Oliver? New York City's top two lines are esoteric. (average of 45% higher likelihood of response): How was your 2004? Choose: adult treehouse or the ability to talk to animals? Washington, D.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?
Choose a dream job: puppy photographer or pizza critic? Chicago's top two lines are about '90s nostalgia (average of 58% higher likelihood of response): What '90s song would you use as the title of your autobiography? Who's your go-to Mario Kart character? And weirdly, Boston was the ONE city where the standard "Hey, what's up?" actually worked just as well as the clever prewritten lines. The top prewritten line was: Please confirm you're not one of those people who claps when the plane lands.
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By: Michael Monet Introduction lines, better known as pickup lines, have a reputation for being cheesy and overdone. If you just pick a line out of a book or off of a website, chances are you will not get very far with the object of your desire. Introductions fall within a category, such as cheesy but funny, inappropriate but funny, clever or honest. Different types of lines will work with different people, so gauge the personality, likes and pet peeves of the person you are trying to pick up before spitting out any old introductory line.
Cheesy but funny pickup lines will work with a guy or girl who has a good sense of humor. Despite the cheesiness, cheesy but funny pickup lines show that you are not afraid to make fun of yourself and have a good time. If the person you would like to date has a jokey personality, try a line that resembles “I just realized this, but you look a lot like my next girlfriend” or “I’m fighting the urge to make you the happiest woman on earth tonight.” Other cheesy but funny pickup lines include “POOF!
I’m here. What are your other two wishes?”, or “You must be a dictionary; you add meaning to my life.” If you are after a sexy, snark, back-talking sort of woman or man, you might find an inappropriate but funny pickup line useful.
These pickup lines could offend the wrong person, or make the right person giggle and give in to your wit; be careful who you use them on. Inappropriate but funny pickup lines include: “I wish you were DSL so I could get high-speed access,” “I heard your ankles were having a party; you should invite your pants down,” “Do you have any Italian in you?
Would you like some?” and, “If it’s true that we are what we eat, I could be you by tomorrow morning.” In most cases, the best introduction line is an honest one. If you would like to date someone, you have probably been acquainted with them for awhile or you are taken aback by their beauty and demeanor. If a fear of rejection is stopping you, begin with small talk. Ask for this person’s name, his hobbies, his interests and his passions. Small talk may also lead you to discover whether this person is already in a relationship, saving you the embarrassment of using a cheesy pickup line or risking rejection.
Another way to be honest, yet flirtatious, is to jump right in and say something like: “I’ don’t usually do this, but I would really like to take you out. What’s your favorite restaurant?” Honest introductory lines show your real personality, show honest interest in the person you wish to date and are more endearing than a true pickup line.
When delivering a pickup or introductory line, be confident and straightforward. If you want to be cheesy or funny, commit to the line and see it through from beginning to end. The only thing worse than a bad pickup line is a bad pickup line with bad delivery.
Don’t use a pickup line with a closed end. For example, saying “Is your name Gillette? ‘Cause you’re the best a man can get” is a closed statement rather than a question or a leading statement. Pickup lines rarely bring the best out of your personality, but they can be ice breakers and conversation starters. Whichever pickup line you choose, aim for one that will lead into a more meaningful conversation that could turn into a real relationship, even if it just ends up being a friendship.
Michael Monet has been writing professionally since 2006. At the San Francisco School of the Arts, he studied under writers Octavio Solis and Michelle Tea, performed his work in Bay Area theaters and was published in literary journals such as "Paradox," "Umlaut" and "Transfer." Monet also studied creative writing at Eugene Lang College in New York and Mills College in Oakland.
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