Great opening lines for internet dating

18 May

But while you may be a boring dolt who is a complete drain on society, I’m a creative genius, and have perfected the art of openers.Today, on this blog, I am giving away 42 openers to all of you…COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. All of these worked better than the standard "hey" or "hey, what's up" that is the baseline greeting most people use. Would you rather have weekly hiccups or never sneeze to completion ever again? What's the most awkward movie you've watched with your parents? Breakfast preference: pancakes, waffles, or sleeping til lunch? At least that’s the wisdom gleaned from a recent study on the most successful opening lines on dating apps.

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These were actually WORSE than just saying "hey." Apparently nothing gets people out of the mood for love more than the term "cargo jorts." Of the top five most commonly selected lines (users were given three options per match), only two of those lines were high-performing. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

Settle this once and for all: are they called fireflies or lightning bugs? Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for Buzz Feed News and is based in New York.

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. 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.