Rachel Sanoff
August 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Tinder users, listen up — never again do you have to feel stumped when composing a message to your match! As reported by Engadget, the app’s latest research finds that messages containing gifs are 30 percent more likely to get a response than plain text messages.

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Tinder’s resident sociologist, Dr. Jess Carbino, told Engadget that GIFs serve to more easily break the ice in a new conversation because “people are very attracted to art and things that are visual.”

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The app’s research also discovered that conversations incorporating GIFs lasted twice as long as plain text conversations.

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Dr. Carbino explained that this is likely due to the fact that an individual’s GIF selection reveals a lot about that person’s sense of humor and pop culture interests. Your Tinder crush may discover your mutual love of Real Housewives shade, John Oliver’s criticism, or Beyoncé’s neckbreaking shimmies — and you’ll have instantly found common ground.

She says, “GIFs are a good way to assess compatibility and sense of humor.”

The moving images are also ~ageless~. The app’s users range from ages 18-61, yet GIFs are present in conversations of all age groups.

So next time your nerves get you tongue-tied, remember that a snippet of Drake dancing at his bar mitzvah may be all you need to find your one true love. <3

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