You still have to craft a brief question or greeting that somehow taps into what's unique and special about your match despite knowing approximately nothing about the other person. Luckily, Hinge — Tinder's classier, borderline elitist cousin — ran an experiment designed to help first message writers.Hinge wrote more than 100 opening lines, varied by length, structure, content, etc., and then selected 22 percent of users at random to take part in the experiment.
In total, the experiment produced 8 million user impressions, which is a pretty impressive reach for this kind of thing.
Hinge found that older and younger users responded to different types of openers.
I am a big fan of learning what’s a good through making a contrast between good and bad.
So, lets look at a few typical examples of bad profiles: “I am not good at writing about myself, but my friends say that I am intelligent, professional, educated and ambitious. I am looking to a meet an intelligent, beautiful woman for dating and relationship.” – at first, this looks like a well-written profile by a guy who seems to have head on his shoulders. There is nothing “catchy” about this profile – there is nothing that would compel a reader to stop and respond to it.
"For one month, when those users matched with someone new, they received an in-app prompt to send one of our conversation starters (the conversation starters were randomized)," Hinge spokesperson Jean-Marie Mc Grath writes in an email.