The published an article last year revealing that women who make the first move in online dating are often rewarded. ” prompt, I have a few (slightly) more creative ideas. There’s something about the hands that signal a cheerfulness, friendliness, and enthusiasm that words alone cannot.
This is the line I use about 90 percent of the time on apps. The waving hands are cute, friendly, and as one guy put it, “pretty adorable.”Truth be told, I wait until I’ve garnered a handful of matches and then copy/paste the message to all of them while being sure to change the name each time. ) The combination of nineties crush nostalgia and the flirtatious approachability of a wave make this GIF an easy intro.
So what makes this greeting stand out from your standard “What’s up? That’s right, I am guilty of sending the same thing to everyone all the time. Back in June, a few contributors and I wrote about how it really is possible to meet a nice guy on a dating app. The relationship didn’t last, but the line—like a particularly flattering top or my favorite eyeliner—has yet to fail me. (Great for those of you who are shy about reaching out first.) One guy responded after only a few minutes with, “The Kapowski.
At the time, I happened to be dating a nice guy that I met (you guessed it) on an app. Diabolical.” Two others sent back a GIF of Zack Morris.
In fact, I’m nailing down a night to go out with one of them as we speak.
So, I decided to see if my love for The Falls could inspire a dating connection.
Guys who are looking for something real are hoping for someone to come along and notice something specific that interests them—and pursue it.
The point of each of these intros is to get away from the kind of standard, forgettable conversations that rarely ignite a spark.
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.
This intro line might sound obscure, but hear me out.
Making a real connection through your phone is hard enough, so the sooner you break down the wall and share a bit of your real self—the easier it will be to get to that next step and test out that connection in the real world.