3 online dating insights from Hinge
If you’re not familiar, the dating app Hinge is just like Tinder except it uses your Facebook network to create your feed of potential matches. Recently, the app’s blog posted some user data to give users some insight into what works and what doesn’t in the online dating world.
You can take a look at Hinge’s complete findings here, but here are a few of the most pertinent facts and stats that are most relevant to your own dating app usage:
1. Start messaging on Sundays
Response rates are 36 percent higher on Sunday evenings, the study said. I wrote this article earlier this year about “Dating Sunday,” which takes place on the first Sunday of each new year and is supposedly the biggest online dating day of the year; apparently users of dating apps are more active every Sunday of the year.
This stat makes sense because Sunday is the last day of the weekend, giving most people a last resort after spending Friday and Saturday striking out at the bar.
2. Include your job and education
Eighty-percent of couples who met on Hinge had their jobs and education included in their profiles, according to the app’s blog.
This stat makes sense because a lack of information in a user’s profile can be a red flag that indicates the user isn’t real. Many bots and spammers have profiles that don’t have anything more than a few pictures.
3. Don’t get too attached to any one person
Sometimes you might match with someone who seems perfect for you and you’re attracted to, only she never returns your opening message. According to Hinge’s data, users looking for a relationship have messaged an average of 16 people before finding that relationship.
No matter what your personal goals may be, it’s always best to realize that you may have to spend more time than you’d like sifting through incompatible matches before you get to the ones with whom things work out.
About Jordan Murray Jordan is a journalist who has written extensively about dating and lifestyle for multiple publications.