Just tell us about yourself and show your character, your stories to them.
A prospective match on an online dating website may scroll through hundreds of profiles looking for one that catches the eye, so you want your profile to be a standout. Creating an attention-grabbing entry on a matchmaking site requires the same tools as any successful advertising campaign: You want to draw attention and curiosity so a could-be match will want to read more.
The tagline is the short, freestanding phrase that typically appears next to your name when someone is scrolling through a list of prospective dates.
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.
Hinge came up with over 100 prewritten lines that ranged in tone from quirky ("best discovery: Netflix or avocado?
Post a photo of yourself up on stage at the local comedy club, or perhaps, posed to resemble a Weird Al Yankovic album cover.
Wear a pair of oversized sunglasses or “draw” a moustache on your picture with a photo-editing program.
This is a good place to showcase your sense of humor.
Write about your real hobbies and passions, but do it in a funny way.
Stephens has been publishing online since 2004, most recently as a contributing author for the Oregon Encyclopedia Project.