I’ve been an avid Tinder user for quite sometime… yes I will admit it. Gotta find prince charming somewhere…
I decided to do an experiment and see how many people I could match with, how many people message me first, and how many guys will give me their number without even having a conversation first. (Yes, I have that much time on my hands to do this, don’t judge :p)
This all started Friday December 9th at 7pm.
I made my profile. I put up some pics. I wrote a description. I made my maximum distance 50km from Georgina, and age range 25-32. I then started swiping. My goal was to swipe 2000 people in 48 hours.
I swiped right to every person. I noticed after about a minute of swiping, I was told I was out of swipes. Apparently you can only swipe right 120 times in 12 hours… (bullshit I tell you)
I sat there and contemplated whether I should deal with the fact I can only swipe right 120 times in 12 hours, or accept I am going to spend $13.99 on Tinder Plus. I decided to splurge and spend $13.99… after all $13.99 is pretty much the same price as a decent bottle of wine.
Once I purchased Tinder Plus, that’s when it got fun.
The first night I swiped right to 800 people.
When I woke up at 7am (12 hours into the Tinder Experiment) the next morning I had 357 matches, after swiping right to 800 people which is 44%.
I swiped right on another 200 people from the comfort of my bed while I nursed a brutal wine hangover. At 12pm I checked to see how many matches I had. I had 503 matches, after swiping right to 1000 people which is 50%
After 24 hours into this Tinder Experiment I had 689 matches, after swiping right to 1200 people which is 57%.
Sunday morning I thought it was time to swipe right a bit more. I swiped right to another 800 people.
Sunday night, 48 hours into the Tinder Experiment I had 1100 matches after swiping right to 2000 people which is 55%.
Monday morning at 7am which is 60 hours into the Tinder Experiment, I had 1247 matches after swiping right to 2000 people which is 62%.
Out of those 1247 matches, 600 of them messaged me first.
153 people used my name in their first message.
12 people Super Liked me.
Now it was time to start messaging each person while saying the same pick up line. I wanted to see how many people would give me their phone number without even having a conversation. The pick up line was “I’m writing a phone book, can I have your number?”
I started going through my matches and copying and pasting the same sentence over and over again.
At first it was fun, at first I was so excited to see how many numbers I would get. Then after a day or so I realized that this was no longer enjoyable whats so ever and starting asking myself “Why the fuck did I do this? Can I just stop? Ugh Why?”
I decided to give up.
I asked about 600 people and 304 responded.
This is what I got:
120 people gave me their number.
102 people responded with some generic response.
17 people asked me for my number.
63 people asked me a question or responded with another pickup line.
2 people asked me if it was for a blog post. (Pretty clever I tell you)
I am now going to delete my account and make a new one (why not, I still haven’t found prince charming)… and never do this experiment again.