A well-placed GIF might add some levity to an otherwise clunky introduction, or at the very least give you a better opener than “hi.” Inevitably, when your conversation hits a lull, an expertly-curated GIF could be just the thing to guide your flirtations back on track.
Badeen said Tinder had wanted to include GIFs and GIF search engines like Giphy for some time now and that the stars aligned to make it possible just this year.
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“We’re always looking for ways to augment that experience, make it a little easier for people to communicate and learn about each other,” he said.
And now Badeen is sitting on a Tinder data goldmine.
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” In other words: romance online often begins with a whimper.
While GIFs certainly aren’t a cure all for the pitfalls of online courtship, they do offer a means of making early interactions a little less awkward.
When someone sends a GIF on Tinder as opposed to text or an emoji, they are 30% more likely to receive a response from their match, according to internal Tinder data provided to Buzz Feed News following an inquiry.