Whether it’s Match.com, Ok Cupid, POF, or Tinder, it sucks sending a message to a girl you really like and getting ignored.
This is why most guys give up entirely within just a few months.
The result showed the fairer sex is over 40 per cent more likely to respond to food-related questions like “What’s your favourite milkshake?
”Just be sure to avoid making any banana or aubergine gags, as anything that insinuated sexual activity saw a 14 per cent drop in chances.
Who knows how many messages they get, or how many apps they're on?
Seriously, when did making conversation with someone new become so hard that it requires 22 Whats Apps to the group chat between every response?
We spoke to the experts and sifted out all the obvious advice – Sunday at 9pm is peak time, avoid gym selfies and, please, no dick pics – to leave the lines that’ll act like the milkshake to your yard.
Much like with style, on dating apps, the key to standing out in a sea of sausage is to switch it up and show some originality.
Dating app Hinge recently conducted a study in which analysts sorted 100 of the most common opening lines and put them to the test.
One of the most popular opening lines involved asking the other person how they liked to spend a Sunday (which helpfully provides a pretty easy segue into asking them out on a date).
Asking a 29-34-year-old about themselves proved most successful, with the standout response going to “Two truths and one lie – go.”As for those aged 35 and above, pop culture references work best – the aim is to verify you are at least able to hold a conversation about the same things.“Hey, what’s up?
Sure, you can take the time to think about what you say, therefore minimising the opportunity for full-blown humiliation. Ahead, we've rounded up a handful of opening lines that all but guarantee a response back.
But, you're also one message in a clogged inbox on a single app on this person's phone. Use one of these, and you'll be set apart from the crowd like the cool, unique, shining star you actually are.
Being unique, funny and referencing a match’s images was a much more successful way to grab attention.