From there, the conversations were easy and engaging. Fun fact: Tinder conducted a study last year and found that “users are 30 percent more likely to receive a response if they use a GIF.” So while you may be more of a waving bear or Lionel Richie kind of gal, don’t discount the power of a funny image to get you to your next first date.
Definitely do not let the conversation pass around 7 messaging exchanges before mentioning the date.
I know many women still harbor a lot of anxiety when it comes to making the first move.
In person, I get it—saying hi first is scary face-to-face. With Bumble, an app where women must initiate the conversation, you don’t have a choice, but I would make a case for doing it no matter what app or online dating site you’re using. While there’s safety in a cursory “How was your weekend?
Unfortunately, for one reason or another, many of us men don’t always end up achieving the success we would like to when messaging women.
To understand how to better our chances, and also to get some dates, I messaged thirty women on an online dating site using the following five approaches: aggressive, passive, cheesy, inquisitive, and informal.