We Tested Whether Using Only Emojis Gets You More Responses On Tinder
Researchers at Tinder recently found that people who used emojis and GIFsin conversations were 30 percentmore likely to get responsesfrom matches than people who justused text.
Now, I havent used Tinder in ages and, to be honest, I dont really like using it. Like at all. But the results fascinated me and I just HAD to put them to the test.
So I put together a fake profile using pictures of my best friend and swiped right on every guy that came my way (sorry, Annie, there are at least 100 guys in New York City who think you have a ~connection~).
Once I got to 100 matches, I divided my men in half.
I initiated conversations with 50 of them by saying Hi. Then, I initiated conversation with the other 50 by just sending them the waving-hand emoji. I would just like to highlight here that the two are essentially just conveyingthe same message: Hi.
I got my matches and sent my messages yesterday, but I didnt go back to check on the app again until this morning. I wanted to give the guys a full 24 hours to craft responses.
GUESS WHAT HAPPENED, YOU GUYS.The people at Tinder were right (shocker).
Of the 50 guys I sent Hi messages, eight responded. Of the 50 guys I sent waving hand emojis, 15 responded!BIG DIFFERENCE IF YOU ASK ME.
That being said, Imust say quality of conversation was pretty much the same for both of them.
Check out some of my meaningful and deep conversations with the potential loves of my life here: