The findings were unanimous: easing in with an animation makes people 30 per cent more likely to respond, and will double the length of a conversation.“GIFs allow people to better say what they want to and express emotion, which is something that’s really difficult to do in text alone,” says Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen.
To get you started on your GIF odyssey, Tinder has even released the 20 most successful opening animations.
Seriously, when did making conversation with someone new become so hard that it requires 22 Whats Apps to the group chat between every response?
With that in mind, we’ve scoured the internet to find some seriously funny, cute and creative Bumble opening lines, which might just help you take that match off-app.
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.
” may seem like a harmless play-it-safe icebreaker, but Tinder’s own study into opening lines suggests you’re better off saying anything but.
The success of the generic opener was taken as a baseline in the study, and pretty much everything ranked above it.
In the same study, Hinge analysed the data to see whether the age of the recipient was a factor in what they would and wouldn’t respond to. For someone aged 18-23, a ‘novelty’ opener is best to ensure a response.
“Your portrait is being painted – what’s the backdrop?