It could be the blatant hook-up culture on Tinder that means conversations are initiated immediately, but I think it's more likely that on Tinder, you're not expected to put actual effort in
As a somewhat experienced online dater, how did my venture into Hinge compare to other apps? Well within minutes of my first conversation on the app, I'd been invited to Lisbon for a first date – all expenses paid. 'Is this a great start or am I accidently venturing into escorting?' I thought to myself. My next few conversations with matches were very classic small-talk, 'How's it going?' being the opening line of choice for manypared to Tinder, that was still much better than the peach or cheeky monkey emoji openers I usually get. Yes, really - nothing like a single emoji from a stranger to spark true love.
On that note though, one wild development I found was that the women on Hinge are actually much more like the Tinder lads I'm used to. For reference, my male Tinder matches almost always start the conversation commenting on my body, whereas the women tend more towards a nice, simple, 'How are you?'. On Hinge however, that's flipped on its head. Where the men would more often open with a question or at least 'Hello', the women would rush straight to point out my best physical feature.