To get a date, say: “Free this week?”
Perhaps it’s no surprise that men respond best to messages that get straight to the point. Gents are 98 percent more likely to respond to an assertive message or direct ask-out. Women, on the other hand, are most likely to respond to creative food-related questions like “Chocolate, red velvet, or funfetti?” Yummm. (Try asking what her favorite ice cream flavor says about her personality!)
To get a date, play: Two truths and a lie
Those in the 29- to 34-year-old age bracket love a challenge like “two truths and a lie.” Not only is it a creative opener (that’s 31 percent more likely to get a response than your standard “hey”), it gives your match a genuine opportunity to share something about himself. Let the real talk begin. (But definitely avoid saying these 10 phrases on the first date.)
To get a date, ask: “Boozy brunch or 7 a.m. spin?”
Lifestyle questions like how someone likes to spend their Sunday also do well for daters. Not only are questions like “Would you rather go to a boozy brunch or 7 a.m. spin class?” 24 percent more likely to get a response, they’re easy, creative, and might even give you lovebirds an idea for your first date. Here are 11 creative date ideas to get a conversation started.