As in any conversation, there are two sides to an icebreaker: that of the author and that of the recipient. We will briefly introduce both sides of this feature to give you a better picture of it.
The icebreaker from the perspective of the author:
Your icebreaker should be 250 characters or less. Try to be funny, original, or charming. You can also refer to the profile of the person. Anything is better than “Hi, how’s it going?”
(Statistically speaking, very long chat requests have the lowest response rate, followed by requests with “Hi” or “Hi, how’s it going?” You should try to be a little more creative.)
Another important tip: Pay attention to grammar and spelling! Blunders or careless mistakes can quickly ruin your chances.
The icebreaker from the perspective of the recipient:
If someone sends you an icebreaker, you will receive a push notification about it. The receipt of a new icebreaker is also displayed in a special way in the app.
Important: You can only open one icebreaker at a time. This means that each icebreaker must be dealt with.
There is no list of outstanding icebreakers. Each one could be the one or the last. This adds more excitement, increases the personal value of each message, and gives everyone fairer chances.
If you open an icebreaker, you can see all other pictures of the person by clicking on the profile picture – without having to visit their profile. Responding to an icebreaker does not automatically lead to a match.
And perhaps the biggest difference to chat requests: If you are not convinced by an icebreaker, we will ask you why. Your response is important for us and the author of the message.
Your feedback will remain anonymous and will be sent to the person in question at a later time as a general improvement suggestion. He or she won't find out why you refused the message.