While I was messaging her, I scrolled through other profiles.
The majority of responses were supportive and positive, but some users wondered if a space that started as one for women should open their doors to other genders.If you want to try the hacks for yourself, download Her from the i Tunes App Store, or request to be notified when Her is available for Android here.Jody Allen Founder/Chief Content Editor Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum.While I had a few false starts—message chains that petered out after six or seven exchanges—I actually prefer Her’s setup to Ok Cupid, the dating app I’ve used most in the past.Not only did I spare myself the messages from hetero couples looking to spice up their marriages, I also took more chances. Oh, your six things you couldn’t live without weren’t creative enough? I am a terrible coward who will use any excuse I can find to avoid interaction, so the lack of information available on Her worked for me.I scrolled through hundreds of photos of Her users, liking photos of a chef, a dancer, a medical student, and dozens of pet owners posing with their fur-babies. In the week that I was hacking the app, Her announced a major change—an option to list your gender on your profile."When we first started Her we were creating an app with a very specific set of users and a very specific problem in mind–helping lesbian and bisexual women find a date.I’m sure this is not the ideal way to do this hack, but it was also after nine at night, and I didn’t want to change clothes to take a picture of myself a hundred times and pick one where I didn’t look like I wanted to throw my phone out the window."Profiles that have a sexuality label (as opposed to the status 'No Label') are 20% more likely to get a like.Whether it’s Fluid, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual you name it, in dating, any label is better than none." So, with my ideal eight pictures uploaded, and my sexual orientation labeled, I waited for the likes to roll in. About two minutes after I finished signing up, someone wanted to chat, which meant she liked one of my photos.I had already been messaging non-binary people, so it didn’t change how I was using the app.The study found that, "after 44 messages you are most likely to get a positive response when you go for the digits." Because users are relying mostly on photos (although there is an option to include small text boxes on your profile) to get a sense of who they want to message, users go into each interaction without a lot of information.