Dating initial contact
If your profile is half-finished, or Arctic in its brevity, or doesn’t include photos, most likely you won’t receive a reply.
Here’s match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor with dating advice on how to give great copy.Similarly, if you claim to love your job but the time stamp on your message says you sent it at 9.30 on a Monday morning, your reader might doubt your career ethic.Stick to neutral hours, like lunchtimes and early evening.If it’s just their dazzling smile or their sparkly blue eyes, that’s fine!If their profile made you laugh out loud in the middle of Tesco, say it.If they love a certain stand-up comic, use the beginning of one of their jokes (Google is your friend at times like these).
Create something that’s witty and warm and demonstrates you’ve read their profile, as opposed to just flicking through their photos. Research has shown that people warm towards hearing their own name in conversation.
Messages using words like will more often than not end up getting deleted immediately.
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.
Unlike an everyday face to face meeting where the words just tumble from your mouth in no apparent order.
So why is it that so many guys and girls (yes girls too) fail miserably in avoiding the move from the Inbox to the trash can?
Extensive research into online dating statistics show that there are some set rules that we all need to follow.