Hiii, long time lurker, first time writer. I got so annoyed being on Hinge that I had to sign up to rant lol
This is the third app I've tried in the past year or so. The other two, I do admit, I got a gratification from early on (Like getting literally over a hundred likes in the first 20 minutes) but I realized that there was no quality in these men, which gave me the ick immediately after. Like, legit 40yos going after my early 20's ass. Or dudes I thought were attractive until seeing they're ONS, sort of thing. So I switched to Hinge on a friend's recommendation.
I'm just super annoyed because like I get I live in a smaller area, so the pool isn't that big, and I didn't expect to make as many matches (I barely sent any likes). But I swear to god, all but one of my matches did not even send a cursory first message.
I'm sure you all have similar rules, my rule is that I don't respond to a match if they don't introduce themselves, because:1: They're probably matching with anyone that likes them, no compatibility filtering2: I've commented on (some of) their prompts, so I consider that as an opener. Like if you matched with me, then why wouldn't you respond to that?
Anyways so this is half-rant, half-ask. How often do your matches message you first? How long do you wait before unmatching? (I would give the day or so) With those that do message first, what kind of openers are they?
Currently doesn't matter that much to me now because I'm taking a break from Hinge, but still!