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The fastest it takes a man to lose his temper when the conversation box stays blank: four minutes.

Overall, this experiment is revealing a lack of knack for good old-fashioned seduction.

And despite being on the receiving end of the tawdry messages, it's me who gets banned and has her dating privileges revoked.

Two days on Tinder: the maths- 2500 matches in 48 hours- About 1300 initiated contact and sent an introductory message.- 698 sent generic hi/hey/hello/heya/hiiii/wassup- 90 asked how was your day/weekend/night?

And whether by liquid courage or from the anonymity afforded by a phone screen, a small number of messages turn darkly graphic and masochistic, and some are unpublishable.

Anonymity encourages their deepest, most unusual wishes to spill forth, including those involving intimacy and corn chips (note: he selfishly isn't willing to share).

I also had a few ground rules: I wouldn't initiate contact, I wouldn't message back (I didn't want to give anybody the wrong idea) and I would make everybody involved (including myself) anonymous, hence the lack of a byline on this story. Number of matches: 0LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE - a 20-minute, indiscriminate swiping session swiping right on every man gets me off to a solid start. Sunday Number of matches: 1523Messages received: 783It's the morning after a busy Saturday night. Civilised singletons have obviously spent their Saturday and Sunday swiping over lattes and smashed avocado, flashing potential matches to friends. To cut through the cacophony of stock standard messages, sex and relationship gurus advise men to be adventurous and inventive: case in point (a best of edit)....