Once upon a time, internet dating was a vaguely embarrassing pursuit.
Who wanted to be one of those lonely hearts trolling the singles bars of cyberspace?
Now that you’ve read the rules you should be able to craft a grammatically correct, unusual, and not overly confident first message that has a pretty good chance of getting a reply.
As we said earlier, it might not be the most romantic approach and a little analytical for some, but if it gets results then what’s to lose?
Better to focus on interests, or even better, common interests. Talking about your own interests can give the recipient a good idea of what you are like.
It seems this is almost as important as talking about their interests so using any word that describes an interest or hobby is great, once your hobby isn’t too weird.
Our subconscious tells us that it’s rude not to answer a question so your chances are increased ten fold by just asking.
Unless you are actively seeking a partner of a specific faith, then it is probably a good idea to leave out any religious words in your first message.
I know this is not marketing school but, like a marketer, you are trying to reel someone in.
And just like an ad agency makes a call to action, you can too, by simply asking about an interest or even suggesting a dinner date.
Your mother always told you so and you never really believed it too much, but the fact is that first impressions really count.