What's a better line: "How you doin' " or "How you doin'? 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. Hinge came up with over prewritten lines that ranged in tone from quirky "best discovery: Netflix or avocado? 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. Two truths and a lie; ready.
While online dating has totally shed the stigma that was long attached to it, speed dating is still largely seen as a last resort for desperate singles who have failed everywhere else in the dating pool I pictured a snaking line of dolled-up girls changing seats at a dinging bell in front of a small handful of awkward, overwhelmed men. Inside, it looked more or less like a restaurant preparing itself for regular dinner service dim lighting, candlelit tables , rather than the morose, clinical vision I had concocted of name tags, clipboards, and other trappings of business conferences. People filed in one at a time and checked in with the hostess, who cleared their name from a list and handed them a card for keeping track of dates that night. The rules of the road are fairly simple. Women sit on one side of the table while men rotate from seat to seat in front of them.
Attention-grabbing profile , check. Strong pictures highlighting all your best traits, check. This is often the best place to figure out her personality, since her photos are an indication of how she wants to present herself. If she uses a professional headshot as her profile picture, you might conclude that she wants to be taken seriously. If she uses a picture of her ziplining through the jungle, you might try to appeal to her adventurous side.