There are many words on the effective end of our list like (double yes!) that are all clearly referencing something important to the sender, the recipient, or, ideally, both.Our program looked at keywords and phrases, how they affected reply rates, and what trends were statistically significant.
Bradford says to use your About Me as the place to sell yourself, as opposed to list your "don't message me if.." criteria.Our negative correlation list is a fool’s lexicon: was also a successful word, but much less so (33%).Scientifically, this is because it’s a little evil sounding.Tell the other person about you, what makes you different, and make it "less about a sterile checklist that scares people off."Scanning through my profile pictures, Bradford says, "it's just your face six times." This was true.I didn't have any photos depicting how I actually spend my time, except for one where I'm eating pizza, which is still up for debate because I was wearing sunglasses.Whether it's wake-boarding, rock climbing, playing an instrument, or skiing, Bradford says these types of pictures typically inspire openers.