Hey, Online Daters: "Hey" Isn't Likely to Get You a Date (and 9 Other "Who Knew?" Stats)

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Courtesy of Tinder

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Stats from some of the biggest dating apps — and Netflix on modern romance.


- After being matched, most people chat online for two to seven days before meeting in person


- The word "swag" (as in "swagger") has been mentioned in Match profiles 4,000 times

- The word "bae" (as in "baby") has been mentioned in Match profiles about 2,500 times

- The phrase "Netflix & chill" has been mentioned 2,000 times

- Men wait 11 days on average to hear back from someone before writing them off for good

- There are 10 times more people named Donald on Match than named Hillary


- When it comes to emoji, the "face with cold sweat" has the highest reply rate — 45 percent

- A message saying "hey" has an 84 percent chance of being ignored


- A survey of 1,000 U.S. Netflix users found that 51 percent believe that sharing a password means the relationship is serious

- 17 percent will not share their password until they're engaged

This story first appeared in the July 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.