"I am so hung over," confesses Ashley Frangipane, brushing back a wisp of her signature blue hair.
It's a hot August afternoon in Los Angeles, where the electro-pop provocateur best-known as Halsey lives.
"Every day, the Hinge team is asked if we know the secret to starting a great conversation that will actually lead somewhere," Karen Fein, Hinge's vice president of marketing, says. Since it's our mission to help users move beyond the swipe, to connect over something interesting and to ultimately meet up — we decided to find out." Here are some of Hinge's findings.
If you take nothing else away from the company's results, just know that pretty much anything you say to a new match is better than a simple "hey." To collect information on how Hinge's users respond (or don't respond) to opening lines, Hinge's data analysts and copywriters came up with 100 opening lines and then showed a selection of them to some of their users to see how they would respond.
Many young people are confused about their sexuality and this can cause a lot of anxiety and heartache.
Some people know from an early age that they are gay or lesbian and have stronger feelings for their same sex rather than the opposite sex.
"I think I'm still drunk."Halsey, 20, musters a forkful of salad at Urth Caffe, a celeb fave and bastion of California organica.
A lot of people talk about opening lines, whether by debating the best thing to say to get someone's attention or by taking screenshots of the most awkward ones.Some people take longer to work out their feelings and if you are confused about your sexuality you need to give yourself time for your feelings to develop - there is no rush.You don't need to label yourself or be pushed into any one direction - you need to do what feels right for you and in time you will know what feels right.The artist behind chilly electro-ballad "Ghost" (5.2 million You Tube views) and singalong "New Americana" (a generational anthem touching on gay marriage, viral fame and legal weed that is No.22 on 's Alternative Songs chart) says she "has a lot to reflect on" -- and at a clip that allows no time for snacking.